A gas company has been licensed to produce gas from the National Park near the Twelve Apostles at a tourist venue in Victoria.
Earlier this month, documents submitted to the Victorian Parliament authorized Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change Lily Dimbrosio to develop a exploration gas field at Port Campbell National Park.
South Australian oil and gas company Beach Energy has been licensed to explore for gas outside the National Park in southwestern Victoria since May 2019. The excavation site is 450 meters outside the park, but the well extends 3.5 km into the ocean. , Including a 1.3 km stretch under the national park.
The company’s operations were launched in June this year after the Federal Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources released maps showing areas previously explored and explored. The maps show that the excavation site is approximately 5 km from the Twelve Apostles and the Great Ocean Road.
Beach Energy, listed by ASS, launched the survey in February to turn it into a well, which means it will start extracting commercial volumes from reservoirs.
As the project includes excavations under the national park, the D’Ambrosio will need permission from the government agency to approve the land resource regulation. The agreement signed by Dembrosio states that no work can be done in the national park. The work states: “It is located on a modified free land, within walking distance of any national park law.”
Ellen Sanddale, vice president of Victoria Greens, said the state’s support for fossil fuels was “good”, especially in light of the fact that greenhouse gas emissions are undoubtedly changing the world’s climate, especially in the Climate Change Report. “Unseen” for thousands of years.
She said that if she was “surrounded by gas drilling rigs,” the 12 apostles would not be visited.
“They are very dangerous for us. We know that more gas is contributing to more fires, more floods. ” There are also hazards along the coast – this is the way for Hampback whales and the Southern Wetle migrating.
A spokesman for the Victorian government said the 12 apostles had been protected from the Port Campbell National Park, which was protected by the Sea National Park, and that no excavations would take place.
“Submarine compliance is subject to strict environmental and safety regulations governed by the national authority,” he said.
A spokesman for the IPCC said the report was “a vital alarm for long-term governments” and that the state had announced a climate change strategy that halved emissions by 2030.
Anthony Hurrest, executive director of the Earth Resources Regulation, said:
He said he reported earlier this year that he had excavated a well known as Coastal Energy Inspection 1 using an extended access excavation from the beach excavation pad. He said gas had been discovered in “geological formation more than 2 km below sea level”.
“The site has been declared a venue, which means it can now be purchased for a product license,” Hurst said.
He said the state regulator will work with the Commonwealth National Coastal Petroleum Safety and Environmental Authority (NOSEPMA) to review future operational plans to ensure compliance with environmental protection.
“Any operation will only see the movement above the surface in the footprint,” he said. “This discovery will enable coastal energy to increase Victoria’s gas supply without disturbing the oceans.
It comes as the federal and state governments push for new gas tanks at sea and at sea to boost supplies. Meanwhile, scientists, analysts and advocates say Australia will start electrifying to replace gas with renewable energy as much as possible.
The International Energy Agency announced in May that limiting global warming to 1.5C under the Paris Agreement would mean new fossil fuels and exploitation this year.
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