Woodside publishes EIS for Browse to North West Shelf project
Woodside on September 15 published the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Browse to North West Shelf (NWS) project as directed by the Australian department of climate change, energy, the environment and water (DCCEEW).
The final EIS includes responses to comments received during the public consultation process held over an eight-week period from December 2019 to February 2020.
The DCCEEW will now prepare its recommendation report and provide it to the minister. The proposed Browse to NWS project would send feed gas from fields in the offshore Browse basin to be processed at the NWS project’s Karratha gas plant.
Woodside CEO Meg O'Neill said moving into the assessment phase for the proposed project was a significant and positive step in the regulatory approval process.
“The processing of Browse gas through the Karratha gas plant could provide the energy needed in Western Australia and overseas while providing jobs and taxation revenue that support our host communities,” she said.
The corresponding state environmental review document response to submissions will also be published once accepted by the Western Australian environmental protection authority.