Strike Energy is working on a 20+ year Gasfield development called Greater Erregulla, in the Irwin/Mingenew/Three Springs area of WA's Mid West. They have not told the communities in the area how many wells it will drill in total, and how far out they will expand in future. And now they're also lobbying the McGowan Government to be able to export gas from this area(screenshot from news above). How about farmland, not gasland?!
They've submitted multiple parts of their plan to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), but new plans keep popping up. Where will it end?
The latest plan before the EPA is a new exploration project, the Natta 3D seismic survey that involves thumper trucks over farmland and bushland, over an area of 15,854 hectares (see map below).
Tick the box that you want them to Assess as a Public Environmental Review (PER), together with all of Strike's plans in the area.
Make sure to click 'Submit' on the final page after clicking continue.
We can’t leave this up to a private assessment between the EPA and the gas corporation! Deadline: this Thursday 9 September, at midnight!Read more
Strike Energy is proposing a 20+ year Gasfield development called West Erregulla. They have not ruled out fracking in future, or told the EPA how many wells it will drill in total.
WA’s Environmental Protection Authority(EPA) is asking for your comments on whether to assess this Gasfield proposal near Mingenew, Three Springs and Irwin in the Mid West, which is Yamatji country. We can’t leave this up to a private assessment between the EPA and this controversial gas corporation! Deadline to make a comment: this Tuesday night, 7 September!
Strike Energy is developing a 20+ year production gasfield in exploration leases where fracking is not banned by the McGowan Government. This region is known to have tight sands gas reserves, which would require fracking to access. So while Strike may not currently have a plan to frack, nothing rules that out in the future.
Even without fracking, this project will have a massive impact, in an area where there are multiple expanding gasfields and exploration.
Just this project before the EPA includes: drilling of two new gas wells, pipelines from four existing wells and the two new ones to a new upstream facility that is the first stage of processing the gas, and then transferring that gas to the West Erregulla Gas Processing Plant commissioned by Strike (also being assessed by the EPA separately!). Another 11 future wells are visible on a diagram in Strike's documents(see below), but not mentioned. We also know they have a big plan for seismic exploration adjoining this area, the Natta Rd Seismic, that goes over farmland. What else are they not telling us about?
UPDATE: the EPA has also now (Fri 3 Sept) invited comments to another of Strike's plan in the same area but bigger and spreading into adjacent farmland, a seismic survey over 15,800 ha of farmland. What else will come in the future, next week, or next year or in 5 or 10 years? Fracking could still be on the cards then.
Impacts will include air pollution, emissions, risks to underground and surface water from chemical spills and chemicals, water usage, waste water ponds and waste management, noise, light, and impacts to wildflowers and animals including Black Cockatoos from the clearing of 38 ha of native vegetation. More below.
Let the EPA know - we don’t want the Mid West full of industrial gasfields, let alone fracking gasfields!
Will you urge the EPA to publicly assess this proposal, so locals and concerned people can get the full information about the company’s future plans?
Fill out the easy form in less than 5 mins before the deadline, midnight on Tuesday 7 September 2021.Read more
Did you know a gas company plans to clear hundreds of hectares of farmland and native bush so it can conduct seismic tests in WA's Mid West?
Tell the EPA today why you object to this project, and that you want them to Assess as a Public Environmental Review (PER). Make sure to click 'Submit' on the final page after clicking continue.
WA’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is asking for your comments on whether to assess the 28,000 hectare ‘Ocean Hill’ seismic survey by Strike Energy.
The impacted area where Strike want to explore for gas covers many farms and extremely biodiverse and rare wildflower country near Eneabba in the Mid West.
We can’t leave this up to a private assessment between the EPA and the gas corporation! Deadline: this Thursday 19 August, at midnight!Read more
Unconventional gasfields have been threatening the Mid West and Wheatbelt regions of Western Australia for more than a decade, but community pressure has held it at bay. Lock the Gate Alliance, and various other community groups, are working alongside local landholders and communities to keep WA frack free.
Agriculture has and will continue to be a productive industry for Western Australia and the nation. On the global stage Australia is well known for its clean, green image when it comes to our fresh produce. We have extensive market garden areas on the fringes of Perth that are continually spreading deeper into the regions, while in the Wheatbelt and Mid West, we have groundwater dependent, rich agricultural zones. Without them, people in the city would lack access to fresh, WA grown produce. It is this that could be lost, should industrial fracking gasfields be allowed to expand across the region.
Oil and Gas leases where the WA Government has lifted the moratorium on fracking in the Mid West and Wheatbelt: