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The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended the conditionally approval of the Western Australian government’s proposed Browse LNG Precinct south of James Price Point, Woodside reported.
Woodside, as operator of the proposed Browse LNG development, is the foundation proponent for the precinct and is currently progressing plans to build and operate a 12 million ton per annum LNG processing facility at the site.
Woodside CEO and Managing Director Peter Coleman welcomed the EPA’s recommendation.
The EPA has recommended a number of conditions for the precinct which Woodside is reviewing.
“We are confident that the social and environmental impacts arising from the development and operation of an LNG precinct on the Dampier Peninsula can be minimized and managed effectively,” Coleman said.
The EPA’s report and recommendations will be considered by the state and commonwealth environment ministers, who have the responsibility for making a final decision on the precinct’s environmental approval.
Woodside remains on track to be in a position to make a final investment decision on the proposed development in the first half of 2013.