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Political challenge for Australian FLNG project

The project, headed by Woodside and Shell, is facing difficulty amid premier's onshore push

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett is throwing all his weight up against the proposed Browse floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project, spearheaded by Woodside and Shell, off the state's coast. Barnett, who has been fervently pushing an onshore LNG precinct for Browse to boost the state's economy, is opposing the Woodside-led venture's push to alter the conditions of the retention leases to process the gas offshore using FLNG, rather than at James Price Point. He told the Australian Financial Review that he had no intention of relaxing them unless there is a new arrangement that is satisfactory to the state. A key condition is that the Browse partners build an onshore processing hub

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