Fracking Legacy – Margaret River’s Whicher Range

  The Magnificent Whicher Range in WA’s Margaret River Tourism Region was fracked in 2004. Diesel oil was used as the fracking fluid and more than 500,000 litres of the pollutant remains down one of the fracked wells. The experimental technique failed. Now another company wants to try to get the super tight gas out of the range. A fracking […]

Whicher Range a Gasfield?

         TUESDAY JUNE 20, 2017: A new academic paper on the tight gas reserves of the Whicher Range east of Margaret River suggests that the best way to get the problematic gas out of the ground is via a proliferation of wells. The paper presented to the Society of Petroleum Engineers at a conference in Saudi Arabia in […]

Flaring the Whicher Range

LOCAL Fire brigade officer Wally Lord was alarmed to discover in December 2015 that gas wells in the tinder dry forest of the Whicher Range, east of Margaret River were being flared off in the summer season. After several false call-outs for fire late at night he went to the well pads to investigate. Wally says he doesn’t think any […]