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Question Without Notice No. 519 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 May 2020 by Hon Tim Clifford

Minister responding: Hon S.N. Dawson
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 21 May 2020

GORGON GAS PROJECT — CHEVRON PROCESSING FACILITY

519. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Minister for Environment:

I refer to the requirement of Chevron to implement carbon capture and storage at its Gorgon gas facility. What are the repercussions for Chevron if it does not successfully inject 80 per cent of reservoir CO2 in the first five years, as per its agreement with the state government?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

Condition 26.2 of ministerial statement 800 requires the proponent to implement all practicable means to inject underground all reservoir carbon dioxide removed during gas processing operations on Barrow Island. The proponent is required to ensure that, calculated on a five-year rolling average, at least 80 per cent of reservoir carbon dioxide removed during gas processing operations on Barrow Island that would be otherwise vented to the atmosphere is injected. If the chief executive officer of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation finds that implementation condition 26.2 has not been complied with, the CEO may exercise any power in respect of the noncompliance that is exercisable by the CEO under a written law and report it to the minister.