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Question Without Notice No. 1057 asked in the Legislative Council on 1 December 2021 by Hon Wilson Tucker

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 1 December 2021

SCARBOROUGH LNG PROJECT

1057. Hon WILSON TUCKER to the minister representing the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade:

I 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?

Hon 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.

The 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.