Environmental Group Seeks to Halt Woodside’s $5.7 Billion Gas Project

The Australian Conservation Foundation commenced proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against Woodside Energy’s Scarborough gas project due to its projected impact on the Great Barrier Reef.

Hart Energy Staff
Environmental Group Seeks to Halt Woodside’s $5.7 Billion Gas Project

Located in the Scarborough Field in Carnarvon Basin offshore western Australia, Woodside Energy’s Scarborough gas project is projected to yield 8 million tonnes per annum of LNG. (Source: Jarrad Seng / Woodside Energy)

The Australian Conservation Foundation Inc. (ACF) is seeking an injunction to restrain Woodside Energy Group Ltd.’s Scarborough gas project, according to a recent Woodside press release.

Located in the Scarborough Field in Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia, the floating production unit is projected to yield 8 million tonnes per annum of LNG. The first LNG cargo from the Scarborough project is expected to arrive in 2026. However, ACF commenced proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia in an attempt to halt the Scarborough project until the environmental impact on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is assessed.

Woodside CEO Meg O'Neill noted in a June 21 release that the project has already undergone environmental assessments by regulators such as the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority, the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority.

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