ESTATE — GAS CONTRACTS
1312. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the minister representing Minister
I refer to gas contracts on Maitland
(1) What is the length of the contracts for the
provision of gas supplied out of Karratha from Maitland Industrial
(2) Will fracked
gas from the Canning Basin be allowed to compete in the market with the gas
supplied out of Karratha from Maitland Industrial Estate?
(3) If yes to (2), how will it be
allowed to compete?
(4) If yes to (2), will it impact
any long-term contracts; and, if so, how?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. I think the
question was redirected, honourable member, because it says ''to the
Leader of the House representing the Minister for State Development, Jobs and
Trade''. I will read the answer.
The Department of Jobs, Tourism,
Science and Innovation advises the following.
private company supplies gas from Maitland Industrial Estate to Horizon Power's
West Kimberley Power Project, including
power stations in Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek. The duration
of these gas supply contracts are commercial-in-confidence. This domestic LNG
plant has a capacity of eight terajoules a day. This is less than one per cent
of the state's domestic gas market of approximately 1 110 terajoules a day.
Supplying domestic gas from fracking operations in the Canning Basin will
require significant private investment to develop the infrastructure required
to bring gas to market. There is currently no liquefaction facility or gas
project under development in the Canning Basin.