February 11, 2012
February 11, 2012
By: Mayte Mariela Jimenez
By: Mayte Mariela Jimenez
Table of Contents
* Gorgon Project
* Legal and Policy Issues: Protecting the Environment and the People
* Recommendation- Trading Agreements
* Benefits of Policies and Trading
* Gorgon Project Overview
The Gorgon Project is “one of the world's largest natural gas projects and the largest single resource natural gas project in Australia's history. It has already committed $18 billion to Australian industry, and generated thousands of jobs.”(Chevron Australia) It is operated by Chevron, in joint venture with ExxonMobil and Shell. Construction began December 20, 2009, in Barrow Island off the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. Since then the project has been on track with its five year plan to begin injections of (LNG) Liquefied Natural Gas in late 2014. LNG is the cleanest of the fossil fuels, it is colorless, odorless, and nontoxic, and it can also be safely transported by ship. The demand for LNG around the world is very high, giving this resource the potential to secure Australia’s future as a global player in energy markets around the world.(Chevron Australia (2011))
Gorgon and on track in 2011: Chevron
My name is Mayte Mariela Jimenez; I am the Policy, Government & Public Affairs General Manager for Chevron Australia in charge of the Gorgon Project. My job is to make sure that all the required policies are implemented to make the Gorgon Project successful. Some of my responsibilities include internal and external communications, regulatory and legislative advocacy, stakeholder and community engagement and reputation. From day one, our core values represent protecting the environment, and protecting the people, with the help of my management team at Chevron, we have been very successful in making sure that policies and regulations are taking place in order to do so. The purpose of this document is to highlight some of the environmental and safety policies already established and why they are important. Also to provide a recommendation for trading agreements within some of Australia’s major import and export partners. (Media Statements) * Legal and Policy Issues: Protecting the Environment and the People In September 2009 the Gorgon project was approved by the Western Australian Government. The State and Federal Government jointly accepted responsibility for any long-term liabilities associated with the project. The Western Australian Government adopted various regulations to determine the conditions and terms of the Gorgon Project. Including the Barrow Island Act 2003, and the Gorgon Gas Processing and Infrastructure Project Agreement (the Gorgon State Agreement) and the Processing Infrastructure Project Agreement. These agreements specify the supply of domestic gas to the mainland, access to the island, collecting for net conservation benefits, storage of carbon dioxide and local content obligations. (Andrew Beatty) The Australian Industry Participation (AIP) Policy was also incorporated, where the Gorgon Project will actively support Australian industry participation as a core business policy. (Colin Beckett) To accomplish the purposes of Australian Industry Participation (AIP) policy, the Gorgon Project will: * “Comply with the requirements of clause 15 of the Gorgon Gas Processing and Infrastructure Project Agreement 2003 (Schedule 1 of Barrow Island Act 2003). * Provide full, fair and reasonable opportunity for Australian industry to supply goods and services to the Project. * Utilize the resources of the Industry Capability Network (ICN) and other sources including ProjectConnect, SupplyBase Vendor Registration System and Pilbara Business Capability Register (ePilbara), as appropriate, to identify those...
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