Sep 2, 2014

Why is Colin Barnett the only one who wants a gas hub at James Price Point?

James Price Point looms as another zombie fossil fuel project -- but that's not stopping the WA Premier.

Paddy Manning

Crikey business editor

They kill it over and over, but it won’t die. Western Australia’s Premier Colin Barnett is hell-bent on developing the controversial gas hub at James Price Point north of Broome, even though no gas company seems interested in using it.

To avoid a repeat of the farcical approval process last time — during which three out of five EPA board members recused themselves due to conflicts of interest and ultimately failed in a Supreme Court challenge last August — three “cleanskin” independent delegates have been asked to reassess the Browse LNG precinct, whose proponent is the Premier and Minister for State Development.

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One thought on “Why is Colin Barnett the only one who wants a gas hub at James Price Point?

  1. andrew tasker

    Unfortunately in WA it’s the world according to Colin that makes things happen. Sometimes it appears that his world is in fact a parallel universe that has little to do with what is actually happening in the real world where the rest of us live.

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