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Updated June 23, 2018 12:07:17 The Queensland Government has released its draft environmental assessment for a $200 million petrochemical project to develop a baby-seabound oil refinery at the town of Naswa.
The proposal is one of many proposed in the State Government’s “Big Three” petrochemicals sector, and includes major exploration projects and other planned oil and gas development.
“The proposed project would create a new source of economic opportunity in the town and will be a significant economic driver in the future of the town,” the draft environmental impact statement says.
It says a $100 million investment by the Queensland government would create 25 new jobs, and a further $25 million in jobs would be created in the region through the project.
The plan calls for a major expansion of a petrolysis plant and an upgrade to the refinery to make it operational within three years.
The project is a collaboration between the Queensland Development Authority and Shell Australia.
It includes: An expansion of the Naswa petrosynthesis facility to include an oil refinery and petro-chemical facility, and an upgrader and an additional processing facility to create a processing facility and refinery; An upgrade to Naswa’s water treatment plant, to include the creation of an irrigation system, and construction of a new wastewater treatment plant; An expansion to the construction of the petroenergy complex, which includes the construction and expansion of an oil processing facility; An upgraded water treatment facility; and a new oil processing and processing processing complex.
The $200m proposal would involve the creation or upgrade of 25 jobs in Naswa, a town of just over 4,000 people, and would generate up to $250 million in economic impact over 30 years.
“This project will help grow the town by providing a new and viable employment base for locals and support local communities,” the environmental impact report says.
“It will also be an important source of income for Naswa and the region.”
The proposal has already received a lot of scrutiny in recent weeks after the local paper, The Advertiser, reported that it was in the pipeline for approval.
The paper reported that Shell had previously offered the town $25m for its approval, but that was rejected.
The Adagist reported that the Queensland and Shell governments were at odds over how to handle the proposal.
“I think the Queensland Energy Minister is very concerned that this project could create a lot more problems than it solves, and that they would be better off not having it at all,” a Shell spokesperson told the Advertisers.
“That’s why they’ve been trying to get the project off the ground.”
The Adakist report also noted that the proposed project is part of a plan to expand the Petronas Petronaria Petroleo Brasileiro SA refinery in Paracuaro, a province in south-west Brazil, to export oil to Europe.
“While it’s unclear how the Petroleos project will play into the broader project to export Brazil’s petro energy to Europe, the Petrolia project is an example of a project that could be an asset for the local community,” the report said.
In a statement to ABC News, Shell said the project was an investment in the community. “
We know that our customers want to see the refinery expanded, but the Petro-Petroleos expansion is also a critical part of the project.”
In a statement to ABC News, Shell said the project was an investment in the community.
“As a local business we’re working hard to make sure our project, Naswa Petroleoz, is as close to being completed as possible,” the statement said.
Shell Australia said it was working with the State to finalise the environmental assessment.
“A number of different projects have been approved in the last 12 months with a number of other proposals on the agenda for further approval,” it said.
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) said the proposed petro refinery project was in line with its current plans to develop the Port Macquarie Port in the state’s north-east.
The proposed project will include the development of a plant and processing facility, the AEMO said.
AEMo is responsible for overseeing Australia’s energy infrastructure.
“Currently, a project has been approved to develop an oil and petroleos refinery in the city of Naswah,” the Aemo said.
It said the refinery would create 250 permanent jobs, support 1,000 apprentices and provide up to 30 jobs through the petroleoz project.