Minor release of water

Posted on February 2, 2015

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There has been a very minor operational release of produced water from Santos’ Dewhurst pilot. A maximum of 2 to 3 litres of water was released from a high point vent, which would have the contained approximately 2-3 teaspoons of salt. There was no equipment malfunction, these types of vents are designed to release small amounts […]

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NSW Customers to pay higher gas prices without local gas development

Posted on January 21, 2015

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Santos has lodged a submission with the NSW Legislative Council Select Committee that highlights the importance of NSW developing its natural gas resources. Local projects such as the Narrabri Gas Project will put downward pressure on gas prices to the benefit of families and businesses that rely on this essential energy resource. The NSW Legislative […]

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Response to Newcastle Herald on waste handling

Posted on January 7, 2015

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A story printed in the Newcastle Herald on 6 January 2015 “Veil on waste disposal” implies secrecy and the improper handling of waste from Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project. Like any responsible company, Santos adheres to the strict conditions that apply to the disposal of waste from its operations. Compliance is monitored and enforced by the […]

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Statement on waste management

Posted on December 24, 2014

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Santos adheres to strict conditions that are carefully regulated by the EPA when disposing of waste. Waste from the Narrabri Gas Project is tested on site and the analysis determines its classification according to EPA conditions. This classification then determines the appropriate handling and disposal procedures. Santos has a contractual agreement with Transpacific – which is an […]

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Site Verification Certificate Application Lodged

Posted on December 23, 2014

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Santos has submitted its Site Verification Certificate Application to the Department of Planning. This application has confirmed the land within the Narrabri Gas Project area is not classified as Biophysical Strategic Agricultural Land (BSAL) under the criteria established by the NSW Government. Existing government mapping of the state had not identified any BSAL in the […]

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A message on the Narrabri Gas Project

Posted on December 16, 2014

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As has been reported in the media, the price of oil has fallen significantly over the past month which is having a major impact on not only oil and gas companies globally but also many countries that rely substantially upon oil revenue.  Santos has been similarly impacted by this oil price decline and like other […]

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Response to a new report on the Narrabri Gas Project

Posted on December 10, 2014

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A report on the Narrabri Gas Project released this week by the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis is fundamentally flawed. The report claims that gas production from the proposed Project may have little or no influence in driving lower wholesale gas prices in NSW. The Narrabri Gas Project will deliver gas where market […]

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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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