April 2, 2016
Australian oil and gas company Buru Energy has begun fracking in Western Australia’s Kimberley region in two shale gas wells.
Buru executive chairman Eric Streitberg declined to be interviewed by the ABC, but described the fracking program as a success in a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange.
“The TSG [fracking] program has gone very well so far with the very preliminary results suggesting the stimulation phase has been successful,” the statement read.
The company first used the controversial hydraulic rock fracturing technique — commonly referred to as fracking — in 2010 at their Yulleroo gas field, 60 kilometres east of Broome.
The 2010 fracking did not attract public attention at the time, but Buru Energy has since risen to prominence with a dramatic rise and fall on the Australian stock market, and major investor and political agreements.
The company has also attracted protests about their plans to conduct further fracking in the Kimberley.
The latest round of fracking took place in Buru’s Asgard and Valhalla wells near the remote Noonkanbah Aboriginal community.
The Yungngora Aboriginal Corporation signed an agreement in 2014 for the fracking program to proceed.