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yes wrong to assume
yes it is poq's job to run oz politics
Is it wrong to assume that no drilling will happen till the EPA bill is approved ? Their next status meeting and update isn't till July 31st and bill won't be submitted to as late as Sept 12th. Maybe POQ could comment on this, just kidding .
Well said, UP.
Beautiful area out that way. Had an elk eating my hanging flowers at a cottage at 4am in Jasper maybe 12 years ago. Yes, fracking and nature can co-exist. Many studies say the same thing.
My former wife who practices Medicine in the US obtained her medical degree in Canada, 9 years of post secondary education, at a cost of US8,000 including living expenses in the 1980's. I live on the Montnay/Duvernay fields 500+TCF gas/60+Billion barrels of oil near Ft Mac with 1000+ Billion Barrels of oil. The nearest frack is 300 meters from my house behind the treeline. There are 1000's of pump jacks in my community. Ya, I am a capitalist/socialist. Free healthcare and education for all. Jasper/Banff are world class destinations within 200 miles. My message to Australia is you can have a prestine environment and fracking. NT/Santos/Origin/POQ are going to have to move the ball forward because this has been a ****show for far too long.
From Environmental Defenders Office NT Inc. on facebook.
On 16 May 2019 the Legislative Assembly referred the Environment Protection Bill 2019 to the Social Policy Scrutiny Committee for inquiry and report in accordance with clause (4)(c) of the Committee’s PDF Document IconTerms of Reference by 6 August 2019.
On 20 June 2019 the Legislative Assembly approved an extension of the report date to 17 September 2019.
I look at the images of the little girls being used as pawns by Don't Frack the Territory. They are being pimped out by someone. That's wrong. The NT could offer free university to 1st Nations people. It's certainly something that happens in Canada. Some of my 1st nations colleagues have received a free home and $100,000 on their 18th birhday. It hasn't worked well because an 18 Year old child spends $100,000 in about a day. We are human and capable of learning so instead of $100,000 at 18yrs maybe an annuity of some sort. I see my daughters in those little girls. My girls will have the opportunity to get medical degrees in Canada for 25% of what they would pay in the USA. Thank you oil and gas. A sweet US$150,000 saving.lol
Schlemiel: Unless I am mistaken, the civil permit for the Kyalla well was issued some time back. From what I understand the roads/padwork have been completed. Just waiting for the final permit to order the rig and get to drilling. I don't have time now to research but I am pretty sure about the Kyalla civic EMP being approved and I 'know' what I've been told regarding the location work - the site is ready to drill - we just need a rig!
If the civil works program's been authorised by Lawler for V-76 then surely EP117 can't be too far behind?
Sorry the link doesn't work. It's confirmed on page 93 of the 200 page EMP.
Yes, Amungee Mungee is the station of the second well Velkerri 76-S2-1 as confirmed on on page 83 of this document.
But that is not the site we should be drilling.....
UTTER DISGRACE: The NT Government has issued a shock approval for civil works to advance gas fracking activity at Amungee Mungee cattle station in the Barkly region, despite the landowner lodging a Supreme Court claim against Origin Energy for failure to consult over the environmental risks of its activities and calling for a halt to all works.
This damning action shows the NT Government is prepared to side with gas fracking companies in gutting the rights of local landholders, in this case putting a multimillion dollar cattle station business at risk, and the water resources shared by thousands of Territorians.
Tell Environment Minister Eva Lawler this approval is unacceptable! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (08) 8946 1512 and leave a message now. Territory landholders need our support to stand up to the gas fracking bullies and protect our agricultural industry for the future. Take action now!
bye bye LTG
That's a brilliant find fella!! Drilling this year it is!!!!
Bye bye Nam.
Sorry for the source, can't find the direct link.
You don't give up do you? Like a dog wiv a bone. Filtered for being a tedius, illiterut boar
Namu: That was your crazy statement not mine! As I said I will sulk off and lick my wounds but I will continue to follow Falcon and that includes this board. I have too much tied up in Falcon to not give it my full attention. With that said, I am glad we shall never hear from you again - not because you don't think like I do but because that would mean we see drilling in 2019.
'People' consist of several very reliable contacts. Sorry but I will not be disclosing who I talk to. I can assure you that there will be drilling this season WHEN the NT issues the permit. There are no material hold-ups or issues with the permit - just the NT government trying to get this right. Just the fact that Santos and Origin are both waiting for their permits is pretty clear evidence that the government is the one causing the delay. Is anything 100% when it comes to predicting what the government is going to do? We have 100% certainty on nothing other than the old saying - just death and taxes.
The good news in all of this is we shall soon know whether you should stay or should you go - kind of reminds me of Clash's song 'Should I Stay or Should I Go' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN1WwnEDWAM
Good Luck All - Except Namu :^)
Honestly WW... if drilling occurs in 2019, you’ll never hear from me again. How about the reciprocal? When drilling is officially delayed to 2020, you promise to disappear. Deal???
WW, your wrote “from the people I spoke to, Namu is wrong”...
Pls do enlighten us, are these the same “people “ who informed you of our forced buyer? Same who told you there wouldn’t be a capital raise in 2019? ;).
We****er , finally we see the light; get Origin off the ass or get rid of them ! They don't deserve any part of this play; just like Hess, kick them to the curb, I've said it for the last couple of years, you could always explore, just not frack they should of lived up to their commitment years ago ! POQ didn't enforce the contract ,but I can't think of much of anything he has done right, except enrich himself and ignore shareholders ang tell lies .
“In turn, the resultant lack of income flowing into Territory pockets is taking its toll on retailers, with turnover going backwards over the past 18 months. And at the same time housing construction has also been feeling the pinch. Both housing prices and rents have been on a slippery slope for the last four years as demand for housing has fallen away with the broader business cycle.”
Deloitte Access Economics’ says a lack of demand in the economy is keeping a lid on business investment as well.
Adding further to the forecast Deloitte says the latest data on engineering construction in the Top End makes for tough reading.
“The value of work done has fallen by more than four fifths from the peak in late 2014, returning to levels last seen around eight years ago,” the report says.
“In short, the end of construction at the NT’s largest ever project — the $45 billion Ichthys LNG project — has well and truly taken its toll.”
UPDATE: The Chief Minister has played down a scathing assessment that the NT economy is in a world of pain according to the latest Deloitte Access Economics’ quarterly Business Outlook released on Monday.
Despite the gloomy forecast Michael Gunner was optimistic when he addressed the media, insisting that the government was doing all it could to create more jobs after the wind down of the Inpex project.
He said they awarded 57 construction contracts valued at $31 million last month.
“The Inpex construction project was huge, it’s easily the biggest boom the Territory has ever had, and we knew coming out of the other side of that will hurt,” he said.
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“It absolutely hurts coming off that high … we know that in particular the construction sector is hurting.
“That’s why it’s important that we keep stimulating and creating construction sector jobs.”
EARLIER: The NT economy remains challenged but there are some signs of life, according to the latest Deloitte Access Economics’ quarterly Business Outlook released on Monday.
The report says outside of gas exports there is little other short-term good news for the Northern Territory which continues to lag behind most of Australia.
But Deliotte says there is some sunshine peeking through the otherwise gloomy outlook.
“The value of work done in the rail sector has made solid gains for a while now, while work underway in the road sector continues to shoot up,” it says. “Commercial construction in the Top End is showing a few signs of life. Building approvals also shot up from mid-2018 to early 2019, although they have come off the boil a little in recent months.”
The report highlights that job opportunities are still relatively few and far between and unemployment has climbed steadily over the past two years, with the only reason it is still below the national average being an even larger drop in the participation rate.
“The lack of good employment opportunities has resulted in a shrinkage in the size of the NT’s population,” the report says. “The number of Territorians leaving for greener pastures elsewhere in Australia continues to grow, while the number of migrants from overseas has also fallen.
Green: Negative comments are always welcome and can be valuable input - especially when people bother or can logically explain their thinking. It's the bomb throwers that won't explain their thinking that are a waste time.
If we had a way to wager, I would have to bet against you on the odds favoring Namu. From the people I talk to he is going to be dead wrong and gone. Origin/Santos are sitting on go - they are just waiting on the government's stamp of approval - you either believe the NT will be timely in the approval process or you don't . Politically speaking, I would find it hard to believe that the NT would put off this onshore gas industry for another year - not in the dire straits the NT is currently in job wise, GST wise and loss of population wise. The NT needs onshore gas as much as we do. The 2020 elections are right around the corner and Gunner needs to show that he is doing something positive for the economic disaster that is brewing.
If push comes to shove and time only allows for Origin to drill one well then one well they will drill. If they drill and frack one well then they certainly will have time to at least drill the second - even it it doesn't get fracked. If the NT issues the permit, IMO Falcon can force Origin to drill this year - not that Origin wouldn't want to anyway. Origin technically only has this year and next to complete the farmout agreement - the clock is running. I think Falcon would be willing to work with them but not if Origin just tried to close the door on this years drilling season while sitting on an approved permit. 2020 would have to be a very busy season.
Time will tell and at this point that time is growing thin - I agree with Namu on that one. We shall see - I'm betting we see drilling in the 2019 season.
The clock is ticking.
We have the NT Resources Week in early Sept at which Gunner will make the headline speech. All NT operating companies will be in attendance. Should Gunner choose, for it is a choice, not to award exploration approval to both Origin and Santos for 2019 he will be condemned and humiliated by the industry. Though bear in mind these are Labour politicians and this particular type of political animal is immune to feelings of shame, dishonour and embarrassment.
If Gunner reneges on approval I hope Canberra (Canavan and Morrisson) takes the necessary steps to undermine him and his grub colleagues
Unfortunately the odds favor naminanu on this one, I personally have a lot invested here but as I said earlier once the deception starts it flows quite freely. It takes many forms and silence is one of them, the capital raise was the first since the removal of the moratorium. Nobody likes to get their nose rubbed in it but certain people aren't thinking critically here, negative comments are part of the game and should be welcomed. Two to three weeks and its all over for this year, so lets just hope, that's all we have!!
I was basing my opinion on this part..."Once an application program is approved, the Permittee must provide at least 14 days’notice to the Landholder/Manager before commencing the exploration program."
But, like you said it may all be a moot point if Ensign doesn't move the rig till the EMP is given.