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Coonabarabran togetherness, respect and culture
The Coonabarabran Gathering on Saturday was an enchanting evening of togetherness, respect and culture. The event, organised by a local committee, was in response to the National Native Title Tribunal’s decision to extinguish Native Title over the part of the Pilliga Forest where Santos has approval to drill for coal seam gas. Continue reading
Gathering at Coonabarabran & update on Narrabri Gas
Gomeroi people of Coonabarabran are holding a gathering on Saturday 14th January, 2023, 5-9pm because of the Native Title Tribunal’s decision to extinguish Native Title over parts of the Pilliga forest that has been integral to the Gomeroi nation for millennia. On Sunday 15th a Pilliga/gas field tour leaves Coonabarabran at 9am. More details on the Facebook Event Continue reading
Western Slopes Pipeline withdrawn
APA has announced it will discontinue the development of the Western Slopes Pipeline from Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project to APA’s Moomba Sydney pipeline.
Coonamble, Warren and other communities along the route were opposed to the project and refused APA contractors entry onto their properties to survey. Here is a short documentary on the united communities that succeeded in stopping the high pressure gas pipeline.
Recently Santos purchased the Hunter Gas Pipeline and is currently trying to get access to properties from Narrabri, through the Hunter to Newcastle to survey the route.
Despite the Western Slopes Pipeline not going ahead, the people of Coonamble will continue to oppose the Narrabri Gas Project because the Pilliga forest is a recharge area of the Great Artesian Basin. The region depends on the Great Artesian Basin’s water particularly during droughts. The Narrabri Gas Project has the potential to contaminate this water.
Stand with Gomeroi against Santos
Santos CEO, Kevin Gallagher is meeting with the NSW Premier this week to talk about the approval of the Narrabri Gas Project.
This project has united Gomeroi people, farmers, environmentalists, Unionists, scientists and economists in opposition to 850 coal seam gas wells being drilled in the Pilliga region. Continue reading
Santos ramps up gas production in Pilliga
Santos has ramped up gas extraction in the Pilliga Forest under its exploration licence, deploying a type of drilling rig known as a flushby rig 40km south of Narrabri. They are conducting production enhancement and well suspensions, industry jargon for remedial works aimed at preparing gas wells for production. Continue reading
Santos acquires Hunter Gas Pipeline
Santos has acquired Hunter Gas Pipeline Pty Ltd which owns an approved underground gas pipeline route from Wallumbilla in Queensland to Newcastle in New South Wales. Continue reading
Gas Licences renewed on Liverpool Plains
Farmers are outraged after the NSW Perrottet Government quietly renewed massive coal seam gas exploration tenements owned by Santos in the world-renowned Liverpool Plains farming district. Continue reading
New Pilliga film and other news
The Pilliga Project is a terrific film about the Pilliga Forest, the Narrabri Gas Project, how gas impacts water, the environment and communities and how it will spread to the north west food bowl. It also highlights the spread of gas mining around Australia. Please share widely. Continue reading
Narrabri Gas Update
This update includes legal decisions, progress at Narrabri, the National Gas Infrastructure plan, and an explainer on carbon capture and storage. Continue reading