Canning Basin

Buru Energy: Managing Director steps down

Keiran Wulff has stood down as Managing Director for Buru Energy and resigned as a company director.

Buru founder Eric Streitberg will take his place.

You can read a Buru media release here:

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 Business and finance, Oil and gas Comments Off

Robin Chapple on uranium and Barnett

Robin Chapple MLC says Colin Barnett is “hell bent on destroying the West Kimberley”.

Robin Chapple MLC

Robin Chapple MLC

His comments come after a uranium exploration company received a subsidy to explore the Canning Basin.

“This is a cynical payback … for the Kimberley for having rejected his James Price Point pipe dream”  Mr Chapple said.

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Sunday, June 8th, 2014 Business and finance, Government, Opinion Comments Off

Scott Ludlam: Minister ‘should drink’ fracking fluid

Senator Scott Ludlam says a WA minister is ignoring Water Corporation advice in his support of hydraulic fracturing.

Scott Ludlam

Scott Ludlam

“Now the government’s own Water Corporation is warning fracking could contaminate our drinking water, we want to know if Minister Marmion is still confident enough to drink fracking fluid, as he said he would last year,” Senator Ludlam said.

“Even if Minister Marmion is happy to ignore the science and risk his own health, he shouldn’t be endangering everyone else’s with his agenda of gas mining at all costs.”

He was referring to the minister’s support of fracking the Canning Basin.

You can read his statement here:

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Monday, March 17th, 2014 Business and finance, Environment, Government, Oil and gas Comments Off

Fracking approvals face delays

Buru Energy is yet to get the green light to start hydraulic fracturing in the Canning Basin.

Approximately 80 appeals have been lodged against the Environmental Protection Authority’s decision not to assess the project.


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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 Environment, Government, Oil and gas Comments Off

Broome: $12.5 million fracking base planned

A US company aims to build a supply base in Broome to support the planned hydraulic fracturing industry.

Schlumberger, which supplies support services to shale gas fracking, is understood to be keen to expand operations to the Canning Basin gas field.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance, Oil and gas Comments Off

Wyndham: Buru shipping first oil

Buru Energy expects to make its first shipment of oil out of Wyndham port next week.

The ABC says the company is producing about 1400 barrels daily.

ABC [read this story]

Buru’s share prices have risen by more than seven percent in the last nine days, since the company announced it had started extracting oil from its Ungani 2 well.

Sky News [read this story]

The Ungani oilfield is located about 100 kilometres east of Broome.

Energy-pedia [go to page]



Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 Business and finance, Oil and gas, Wyndham Comments Off

John Ford on fracking

AngeLoba interviews Buru Energy’s John Ford on hydraulic fracturing for gas.

The company has extensive leases over much of the Canning Basin, and plans to start fracking near Noonkanbah.

This is a 15-minute sound file.

SoundCloud [listen to this interview]

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Saturday, December 21st, 2013 Business and finance, Environment, Oil and gas Comments Off

Canning Basin: $25 million gas exploration deal.

Resource company Apache Energy will spend $25 million exploring for gas in the Canning Basin next year.

This will be on land covered by exploration permits held by Buru Energy and Mitsubishi.

As a result of the deal, Apache will earn up to half of the interest in those exploration permits.

You can read a media release from mines and petroleum minister Bill Marmion here:

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 Business and finance, Government, Oil and gas Comments Off
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