April 2, 2016
Fracking is proposed for areas of the Perth Basin, a geological formation that runs 1,300km along the west coast from Geraldton to Augusta.
Part of the Perth basin underlies the Perth metropolitan area. Significant gas fields have been found in the northern parts of the basin in the Mid West.
Private company Southern Sky Energy holds an exploration licence running from the heart of the Swan Valley north to an area near Eneabba. The company has said publicly that it is only interested in conventional gas.
Pilot Energy Ltd holds exploration permits covering 2,310sqkm from just north of Mandurah to Bunbury. The company says it is “presently focused on conventional reservoirs only.”