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  • 14 March 2019

    The Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority has withdrawn its guidelines on greenhouse gas emissions following discussions with companies impacted by the ruling. 

  • 5 June 2006

    A rare turtle species could block the development of an $11 billion gas pipeline on Barrow Island, off the north-west coast of Western Australia. Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) chairman Wally Cox says the development of the Gorgon Liquefied natural gas project would unnecessarily damage Barrow Island’s flora and fauna, especially the habitat of the flatback […]

  • 7 January 2020

    The Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended approval for the state component of a liquid natural gas (LNG) pipeline, part of the Scarborough gas field project.

  • 10 May 2018

    Western Australia’s minister Stephen Dawson ordered the state’s Environmental Protection Authority to look into the delay in burying carbon dioxide emissions at Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project. 

  • 10 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) has just announced an article named ‘Can Environmental Windows be effective in managing effects of dredging?’.  An examination of whether dredging operations suspended during generic windows of environmental sensitivity could reduce the impacts on marine life has found the marine invertebrates, seagrasses and macroalgae too diverse to be covered […]

  • 15 June 2011

      Chevron Australia Pty Ltd today welcomed the release of the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) report on the proposed Wheatstone Project. Chevron Australia Managing Director Roy Krzywosinski said, “This marks an important step towards a final investment decision in the second half of 2011 on one of Australia’s biggest resource projects. “The Wheatstone […]

  • 24 June 2012

    Chevron Australia has again been recognised for its excellence in environmental management, this time by the United Nations (UN) Association of Australia at its 2012 World Environment Awards. Chevron’s Gorgon Project Quarantine Management System (QMS) received the Business Award for Best Practice Program which demonstrates excellence in environmental management and sustainable development, consistent with global […]

  • 3 July 2015

    The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association said the introduction of new resource management regulations in Western Australia should enhance community confidence in local oil and gas activities.

  • 3 July 2015

    The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association said the introduction of new resource management regulations in Western Australia should enhance community confidence in local oil and gas activities.

  • 11 April 2011

      Chevron Australia Pty Ltd has again been recognised for its excellence in environmental management and stewardship receiving the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association’s (APPEA) Environment Award for the second consecutive year. Chevron Australia’s Managing Director, Roy Krzywosinski, was presented with the award by APPEA Chairman Eric Streitberg at the annual APPEA Conference and […]

  • 23 January 2012

    BHP Billiton Ltd. received the conditional backing of regulators in Western Australia state for its proposed multibillion dollar outer harbor expansion of Port Hedland. The long-mooted project, a key step in BHP’s aspirations to significantly expand its Pilbara iron ore production later this decade, could be implemented with “rigorous conditions to limit environmental impacts“, Environmental […]

  • 24 June 2016

    Two new Traffic Separation Schemes (TSS) will come into effect off the south-west coast of Western Australia on 1 December 2016. The two schemes, off Cape Leeuwin and Chatham Island, are to be introduced with the aim to increase navigational safety by reducing the number of head-on situations and improve environmental protection by keeping ships […]

  • 30 October 2012

    Woodside of Australia welcomed the determination by Western Australian Environment Minister Bill Marmion on the appeals received in response to the Environmental Protection Authority’s conditional approval for the proposed Browse LNG Precinct. Woodside, as operator of the Browse LNG Development, is the potential foundation proponent for the State Government’s precinct and is currently progressing plans […]

  • 5 February 2014

    Environment Minister of Western Australia Albert Jacob has announced the appointment of three delegates to assess the proposed Browse Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) precinct. Jacob said he approved the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) formally delegating its powers to assess the proposal under the Environmental Protection Act 1986. The appointments follow an August 2013 Supreme Court […]

  • 9 January 2015

    Chevron’s 8.9 mtpa Wheatstone LNG project that is expected to start up in late 2015, is no longer subject to emissions restrictions.

  • 22 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) recently released a report on one of the largest single-issue environmental research programs in Australia that gained unprecedented access to industry dredging data. The findings from the five-year WAMSI Dredging Science Node (DSN), are contributing to increased confidence, timeliness and efficiency of the environmental approval and regulatory processes […]

  • 27 July 2010

    Fremantle Harbour and its approach channels are being deepened so that bigger ships now servicing Australian trade can call fully loaded. In the first phase of dredging earlier this year, the softer material from the harbour and its approach channels was successfully removed. Phase 2 of the Inner Harbour deepening project is to remove harder […]

  • 25 February 2020

    Equinor has informed the Australian authorities of its decision to discontinue its exploration drilling plan in the Great Australian Bight.

  • 5 September 2017

    Western Australia, home to several giant liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, has announced a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing as it examines the potential risks associated with the drilling technique. The government of the largest state in Australia has implemented its ban on fracking for existing and future petroleum titles in the South-West, Peel and Perth metropolitan regions. […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Authorities & Government

    Environment Minister Albert Jacob has given the green light to a proposal for Western Australia’s first full-scale tidal energy power station. The Tidal Energy Australia (TEA) proposal to build a station at Doctor’s Creek, near Derby, is designed to generate 40 megawatts of electricity – enough to power 10,000-15,000 homes. The proposal also includes the […]

  • 17 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    For the first time since its redevelopment nearly 20 years ago, the Department of Transport (DoT) is dredging Johns Creek Boat Harbor in Point Samson, Western Australia. DoT Coastal Infrastructure General Manager Steve Jenkins said that the maintenance dredging campaign started in late August. “It is one of the largest dredging projects DoT will undertake this year, […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Strategic Marine, a leading specialist shipbuilder, has delivered the On-Station vessel “Thaiyak” to the Australian Customs & Border Protection Service (ACBPS). The vessel was launched from Strategic Marine’s facility in Vietnam in March this year and was officially accepted in Fremantle, Western Australia, by representatives of Australian Customs & Border Protection Service yesterday, Monday 23 […]