Australia approves Pluto, Gorgon LNG projects

Two LNG projects in Western Australia have passed through certain approval stages, moving them closer to reaching completion.The Australian government has granted environmental approval for Woodside Petroleum Ltd.’s Pluto LNG gas development in Western Australia. Separately, Australia’s Federal Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull has given the official green light to the Chevron group’s Gorgon LNG project proposed for Barrow Island, also off Western Australia.Pluto projectThe approval for the Pluto project comes with strict environmental conditions, including the reduction of any impacts on threatened species, such as the Olive Python, sea turtles, and other marine mam...

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