AGL Energy begins Gloucester decommissioning

A fracture stimulation at the Gloucester Gas Project's Waukivory Pilot Program.

A fracture stimulation at the Gloucester Gas Project's Waukivory Pilot Program.

Inspectors from the New South Wales Environmental Projection Authority (EPA) have arrived in Gloucester to oversee the decommissioning of AGL Energy’s Gloucester Gas Project.

The ABC reports that three inspectors will be on-site to ensure the company complies with rehabilitation requirements, after the company announced plans last week to relinquish the licence

“The inspections that the EPA staff are undertaking this week is on site and to get a feel for some works that are occurring at the moment, and to commence conversations about what is going to happen in the near future,” NSW EPA Director of Gas Regulation Carmen Dwyer said.

“AGL are looking to start to change their operations so that they can commence further rehabilitation work and that includes moving water into other tanks on site.

“Any water that’s taken offsite from AGL has to be assessed and its constituent elements known, and then has to be taken to a licensed facility, and I believe that the current water being removed is being taken to Queensland to a licensed facility.”

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