Ministerial Statement Environmental Impact Assessment of a Proposed Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Hon. Mike Reed Minister for Lands Planning and Environment dated 20 November 1996
Tabled Paper 2838
Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT
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THE COMPANY HAS FORMALLY LODGED AN APPLICATION WITH THE GOVERNMENT TO PURCHASE LAND AT WICKHAM POINT. FROM A PLANNING PERSPECTIVE, THIS DEVELOPMENT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE PROJECTED LAND USE APPLICATION FOR THE PROPOSED PLANT SITE AND IS CONSISTENT WITH THE INDUSTRIAL AND TRADE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY GOVERNMENT. BY WAY OF BACKGROUND, PHILLIPS PETROLEUM WAS THE FIRST COMPANY TO SUCCESSFULLY MARKET LNG TO JAPAN WITH THE START-UP OF ITS KENAI ALASKA PLANT IN 1969. WITH ASSETS IN EXCESS OF $US 12 BILLION, THE COMPANY IS IN THE UNITED STATES TOP 10 PETROLEUM PRODUCERS, AND EMPLOYS A STAFF OF APPROXIMATELY 17,000 PERSONNEL WORLDWIDE. SINCE FIRST COMMENCING ITS LNG OPERATIONS IN ALASKA, PHILLIPS HAS COMPLETED OVER 27 YEARS OF SAFE AND RELIABLE OPERATIONS IN THE SENSITIVE ENVIRONMENT OF COOK INLET AND THE ALEUTIAN MOUNTAIN RANGE IN THE SOUTH OF ALASKA.
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