Oil, gas 'transparency' changes

THE Australian government has announced changes to its oil and gas regime as it implements recommendations from a recent review.

  • Staff Reporter
  • 01 December 2017
  • 05:04
  • News
Oil, gas 'transparency' changes Matt Canavan

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These will include:
• Improved public consultation on potential new offshore petroleum exploration areas.
• Establishing a register of interests for stakeholders interested in being consulted on future activities in an area.
• Publishing the environment plans submitted by petroleum companies before they carry out any exploration or other activities in an area, and inviting public consideration of the plans.
• Holding community information sessions in areas where petroleum activities are being, or will be, carried out.
"The government will also consider making changes to the transparency of compliance and enforcement activities carried out by NOPSEMA, the offshore petroleum industry safety authority,"  Resources and Northern Australia Minister Matt Canavan said.
Information on the ‘Improving the transparency of the offshore petroleum regulatory regime' can be found at: https://industry.gov.au/resource/UpstreamPetroleum/OffshorePetroleumEnvironment/Pages/StakeholderEngagementOffshorePetroleumActivities.aspx
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