Shareholder Investor day held in Sydney

Posted on November 26, 2014

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Santos’ Vice President of Eastern Australia, James Baulderstone, today reiterated the commitment to the development of the Narrabri Gas Project, saying it remains the focus of our work in NSW. Mr Baulderstone announced a revision of gas reserves, but explained this will not impact Santos’ plans to provide a more secure energy supply for NSW, […]

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Use of Caesium-137 is common practice in drilling across Australia

Posted on November 24, 2014

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Santos’ use of Caesium-137 (CS-137) in the Pilliga has been previously reported earlier this year. CS-137 is one of the most common radio isotopes used in industry, including in medical treatments and in the construction industry to gauge thickness and moisture of materials. It is often used in drilling operations both globally and in Australia. […]

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Small protest at the Dewhurst 30 lease site

Posted on November 6, 2014

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A small group of protestors have gathered at a Santos work site in the Pilliga.  One protestor has locked on to an excavator at the Dewhurst 30 lease pad location causing a minor interruption to work. Lease pad preparation at the Dewhurst 31 lease site is continuing without delay. The safety of the community and […]

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Solid steps for a sustainable future

Posted on October 13, 2014

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You may have read in the media about the Australian National University’s decision to ban the university’s investment fund from holding shares in seven companies, including Santos. The decision was made after a consultant’s report questioned Santos’ environment and social responsibility. Santos Managing Director, David Knox acknowledges the issue of corporate responsibility is an important […]

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Release of the NSW Chief Scientist’s final report

Posted on October 1, 2014

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The Chief Scientist’s final report into the coal seam gas industry has found that the industry is viable and that “CSG extraction and related technologies are mature and Australia is well equipped to manage their application”.

The report reiterates the findings of the Chief Scientist’s initial report of July 2013, that a properly regulated and monitored industry working to a high industry standard has a place in Australia’s energy mix. This is particularly important to ensure affordable energy for households and industry.

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Santos welcomes NSW Government’s robust water framework

Posted on August 19, 2014

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Santos has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of a new robust framework, which will make all water users’ monitoring data publicly available. Energy NSW General Manager, Peter Mitchley said the collation of water data from all industries across NSW will allow for a much greater understanding of the state’s water resources. “Co-ordinating all water quality […]

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Planning Assessment committee approves Santos exploration work in the Pilliga

Posted on July 23, 2014

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Santos welcomes the independent Planning Assessment Commission’s rigorous assessment and subsequent approval of our applications to continue with our exploration program in and around the Pilliga. The PAC’s decision regarding the Bibblewindi and Dewhurst applications is consistent with the Department of Planning’s detailed assessment of the applications, concluding that any potential impacts can be managed. […]

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Santos’ Tintsfield pond and the EPA

Posted on June 5, 2014

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Santos is nearing completion of extensive work on decommissioning and upgrading water storage facilities constructed by a previous operator in and around the Pilliga in north west NSW. As part of that process, water monitoring bores have identified elevated salinity and naturally occurring heavy metals – as is typical for the surrounding soil – underneath […]

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Santos’ statement on water bore contamination claims

Posted on May 22, 2014

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Santos has had extensive and ongoing dealings with Tony Pickard, both directly and indirectly in his capacity as a community representative on the Narrabri Community Consultative Committee. There is no scientific evidence to suggest that there is any connection between Santos’ operations and the bacteria identified in Mr Pickard’s bore. The closest well and pond […]

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