The fuel combat in Narrabri
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10 Photos One hour north of Gunnedah is Narrabri and its fuel reserves within the Pilliga Forest. There a most of 850 new wells are seen as a mid-term answer to the ability technology fiasco which noticed blackout warnings throughout NSW come and go inside a number of days final week. Images by Nick Moir.
June 24, 2022 — 1.11pm
Corellas, Galahs and different parrots flocking over the footy area within the NSW city of Narrabri. There are 850 fuel wells in operation on numerous farmland surrounding the city. Credit score:Nick Moir
Farmer Scot McCalman on his Liverpool Plains property north west of Gunnedah. He has considerations over a potential fuel survey by SANTOS within the area with a renewed curiosity in CSG after the current NSW energy deficiency. He explains its cation alternate properties (water retention), scuffs the earth along with his boot and eulogises in regards to the Nice Artesian Basin. Then there’s the shallower aquifers that the roots of his crops profit from. Even in a drought. Credit score:Nick Moir
A CSG extraction website within the Pilliga State Forest. These wells are seen as a medium time period answer to the difficulty of weaning off coal for power. Credit score:Nick Moir
Kamilaroi elder Polly Cutmore is a part of the negotiation crew which offers with SANTOS over fuel drilling on their historic lands within the MSW North West close to Narrabri. Picture taken at Yarroe Lake, a culturally vital native website. Credit score:Nick Moir
A CSG extraction website in Pilliga State Forest. The warfare in Ukraine and the following power provide disaster has targeted consideration on the Narrabri fuel mission. Credit score:Nick Moir
The Wilga Park Energy Station, west of Narrabri is a fuel fueled energy generator by SANTOS. It has been in operation for 18 years. Credit score:Nick Moir
To Farmer Scot McCalman the soil on his Liverpool Plains property is “unimaginable” and is ready to produce two crops a yr. Credit score:Nick Moir
A view of the water remedy dams for the brine that’s faraway from drill websites on the sting of the Pilliga forest. Water goes to remedy ponds the place it’s transformed by a course of referred to as reverse osmosis into brine and clear water. Credit score:Nick Moir
A CSG extraction website on farmland close to Narrabri. Santos, the second greatest power firm on the ASX with a valuation of roughly $25 billion, has for greater than a decade been on the scene in Narrabri. Credit score:Nick Moir
Worn signal marking the location of a critical CSG salt water spill within the Pilliga State Forest which has since been rehabilitated after SANTOS took over the location. Credit score:Nick Moir