Government blocks Rowley Shoals drilling

Written on the 8 June 2016

Government blocks Rowley Shoals drilling

Josh Frydenberg says federal government will exclude Rowley Shoals, which have been the focus of lobbying by environmental groups, from offshore drilling.

Federal Resource Minister Josh Frydenberg told an oil and gas conference in Brisbane on Monday that the government will exclude the reefs, which have been the focus of lobbying by concerned environmental groups, from any offshore exploration.

It's the second time the government has excluded Rowley Shoals from exploration, having previously done so in 2013.

Mr Frydenberg said there were 28 shortlisted areas in Commonwealth waters off WA and in the Ashmore Cartier.


Source: | AAP


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