Fracking

Buru to start fracking next year

Buru Energy intends to start its exploratory hydraulic fracturing program in March next year.

In the meantime it will be concentrating on construction works, well preparation and what it describes as diagnostic fracture injection tests.

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Monday, October 27th, 2014 Business and finance, Oil and gas Comments Off

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: http://www.buruenergy.com/wp-content/sharelink/20140702-board-and-management-changes-77545355565866955.pdf

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

Noonkanbah allows fracking

Buru Energy and Noonkanbah’s Aboriginal community have reached an agreement to allow hydraulic fracturing on the station.

“In providing this support, the Noonkanbah Community has demanded that utmost care and respect be taken of our Country,” chairperson Caroline Mulligan said.

“We have been very thorough in our assessment of this project; we have appointed independent experts to provide us with technical advice; their advice is that this project will have very low risk to Country.

“We have accepted their advice.”

You can read a joint media release here:

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Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Environment, Oil and gas Comments Off

Government gives green light to fracking

Buru has WA government permission to frack for gas at four existing wells, without an environmental clearance.

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 Business and finance, Government, Oil and gas Comments Off

Robin Chapple on contaminated water spills

Robin Chapple MLC is concerned at the government response to alleged contaminated water spills at Roebuck Plains.

Robin Chapple MLC

Robin Chapple MLC

He said the mines department will not give him any information about contaminated water leaks from lined dams at several of Buru Energy Limited’s Yulleroo wells.

“I’m absolutely astounded by the lack of transparency here,” he said.

“To the best of my knowledge, it’s the first time in history that environmental regulations have been commercial-in-confidence.

You can read his statement here:

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Friday, May 30th, 2014 Business and finance, Environment, Government, Opinion Comments Off

Buru representative talks to school kids

A Buru scientist has been in schools talking to kids about fracking.

Parents have complained.

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Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 Broome, Environment, Oil and gas 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

Scott Ludlam on fracking

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam says farmers and station owners should have the right to veto fracking on their land.

Scott Ludlam

Scott Ludlam

“Farmers must be given the legal right to say no to coal and gas mining which threatens their land and water, rather than be forced to negotiate merely the price of entry with big coal and gas companies,” he said.

“The Greens’ legislation will be a test for the Abbott Government, especially the Nationals MPs, on where they really stand on food security and the longevity of our rural communities.”

You can read his statement here:

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