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?
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.