Australia Gives Go-Ahead To Chevron LNG Project

Law360, New York (August 27, 2009, 12:08 PM EDT) -- Australia's environment minister has given conditional blessing to an expanded environmental protection plan submitted by Chevron Corp. for its $42 billion Gorgon liquefied natural gas development, clearing the way for a final investment call from the oil giant and its partners.

Environment Minister Peter Garrett announced Wednesday that he had signed off on Chevron Australia Pty Ltd.'s revised plan for protecting natural ecosystems surrounding the expanded Gorgon project — which Chevron expects to be Australia's largest single resource project — with a few modifications to ensure...
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