Premier Mark McGowan has today welcomed the news that the proposed Scarborough gas development is one step closer, with Woodside and BHP agreeing to a tolling price for the processing of gas.
Woodside and BHP announced the key milestone yesterday, saying it was another significant step towards the proposed processing hub on the Burrup Peninsula.
The agreement on the tolling price relates to the cost of processing gas, from the Scarborough field, at the Pluto facility on the Burrup Peninsula.
The State Government is also encouraged by the news that the project was now in a strong positon for Final Investment Decision in the first quarter of 2020.
The Scarborough gas field is located approximately 375km off the coast of the Burrup Peninsula.
The Scarborough Project is expected to create 3,200 jobs in the construction phase and almost 600 jobs will be created or sustained during operations.
As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:
“This is an important milestone in a project that is vital for Western Australia. We are now one step closer to the creation of thousands of Western Australian jobs.
“I congratulate Woodside and BHP for all their work to date and look forward to further updates on the final investment decision, earmarked for early 2020.
“As I have said in the Parliament recently, I hope that we will see similar progress on the Browse development and urge the companies involved to finalise negotiations as soon as possible.
“We’ll be doing everything we can to ensure the Scarborough and Browse developments create ongoing jobs for Western Australians, particularly in the Pilbara.”