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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 1124 asked in the Legislative Council on 8 December 2021 by Hon Dr Brad Pettitt

Minister responding: Hon A. Sanderson
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on

SCARBOROUGH LNG PROJECT

1124. Hon Dr BRAD PETTITT to the minister representing the Minister for Environment:

In May 2021, the International Energy Agency said that no new oil and gas fields can be developed if the world is to meet the goal of net zero emissions by 2050 and keep global warming to 1.5 degrees. In November 2021, following WA government approvals, the $16 billion plan by Woodside—described as Australia's biggest new fossil fuel investment in nearly a decade—was given the go-ahead.

(1) What are the expected total scope 1, scope 2, and scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions respectively of the entire Scarborough–Pluto project, including its associated and interlinked projects?

(2) Is the Scarborough–Pluto project expected to result in increases in WA's domestic emissions?

(a) If yes, by how much are WA's domestic emissions expected to increase —

(i) by 2030; and

(ii) over the lifetime of the project?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by the Minister for Environment; Climate Action. These questions are requested to be taken on notice to enable an accurate response to a detailed issue. Further, I suggest that the premise of the question in relation to the Scarborough–Pluto project is incorrect as the Scarborough offshore project is regulated outside the Western Australian jurisdiction.