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West Australian tender to pit a Chinese-funded mining company against one backed by Japan’s Mitsubishi

Posted by gasweek on 10 October, 2007

Under the tender process announced 8 October, Midwest and Murchison will contest to build a multi-user port at Oakajee, north of Geraldton.

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Northern Territory Chief Minister Martin woos Japan, seeks to creep Ichthys LNG project up the Western Australia coast, across the NT border

Posted by gasweek on 26 September, 2007

Northern Territory Chief Minister Clare Martin had had top-level talks in Japan aimed at wrestling the multi-billion-dollar Ichthys LNG project away from Western Australia, reported Nigel Wilson, energy writer, for The Australian, (22/9/2007), p. 35. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rivals China and Japan in fight to build key infrastructure for WA minerals; open tender between proponents cancels govt-Midwest deal

Posted by gasweek on 26 September, 2007

Midwest was promoting a $3 billion Chinese-financed plan led by AusĀ­tralian company Yilgarn InfrastrucĀ­ture to build open-access port and rail infrastructure in the mid-west region, touted as the next Pilbara region for Australian iron ore exports, wrote Andrew Burrell in The Australian Financial Review (27/9/2007, p.11). Read the rest of this entry »

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APEC-hurry-up to CO2-dump approval, gives piece of the profits to Japan: as WA approves Chevron’s Gorgon dump

Posted by gasweek on 18 September, 2007

West Australian Environment Minister David Templeman issued environmental approvals and imposed 36 conditions on the undertaking and Chevron Australia managing director Jay Johnson said the company was in talks with Japanese customers about taking a minority equity stake in Gorgon. “Chevron has been working with three Japanese customers and there are provisions for equity participation and purchase of LNG from Chevron,” he said to The Advertiser, (8/9/2007, p.86).

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