SCARBOROUGH LNG PROJECT
1057. Hon WILSON TUCKER to the minister representing the
Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade:
refer to Woodside and BHP's Scarborough gas project. What is the
project's estimated value to the Western Australian economy and
how is this quantified?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
That question has been directed to
me as the minister representing the Minister for State Development, Jobs and
Trade. The minister has provided the following information from the department.
Scarborough liquefied natural gas—LNG—export project will
provide significant investment, jobs and economic benefits for Western Australia. Large volumes of
gas from the Scarborough field development will be made available to
support the state's long-term energy needs and ongoing economic
development. Both the Scarborough and Pluto train
2 joint venturers will undertake commitments to regional and Western Australian
industry participation, logistics and community development outcomes.
The Scarborough–Pluto train 2 gas project will have capital expenditure
of $AU16 billion. The construction will
create 3 200 jobs. Once operational, the project will support around 600 jobs.
Around 1 400 petajoules of gas, equivalent to 180 terajoules a day, is expected
to be supplied to the Western Australian market over the life of the Scarborough
project. The Scarborough gas supply will underpin the planned $4.5 billion Perdaman urea plant development. Anticipated
regional benefits to local industry and community will be provided
through education, training and broader business development opportunities,
increasing regional economic empowerment.