Chevron said today it had been issued state environmental approval conditions by the West Australian Minister for the Environment for its massive Gorgon liquefied natural gas project.
Chevron said the conditions were some of the most stringent imposed on a major project anywhere in the world.
“The Minister’s decision to issue state environmental approval for the Gorgon development proposal is an important project milestone,” Chevron Australia general manager for the Greater Gorgon Area Colin Beckett said.
“We have always believed that the Gorgon project can be developed in a way that continues to protect the conservation values of Barrow Island while generating significant economic benefits."
Becket said the detail of final government environmental approvals for the project will be incorporated into Chevron's current work on engineering and design, risk mitigation and long-term resource planning.
Chevron holds a 50% stake in the Gorgon project, while ExxonMobil and Shell each have a 25% stake.