Second NW Shelf line postponed

Australia's North West Shelf Project (NWSP) partners have delayed building a second offshore gas pipeline to shore after downgrading forecasts for Western Australia's gas market. Meantime, a "make-or-break" window is approaching for Chevron Asiatic Ltd.'s ambitious $1.3 billion Papua New Guinea-Queensland gas pipeline project, (OGJ, Sept. 7, 1998, p. 38). NWSP's slashed forecasts stem mainly from the Asian economic downturn, which has hobbled several iron ore processing

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