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Australia's LNG comes of age

Western Australia has the potential resources and infrastructure to supply the world with LNG for decades

It's hard to grasp the sheer size and remoteness of Western Australia and the ancient geological processes that have shaped its vast onshore and offshore cache of natural gas. Three-toed dinosaur footprints on the rocky foreshore at James Price, some 50km (31 miles) north of Broome in the Kimberley hint at the age of the land. Aboriginal history recalls the existence of sites now long under water which date from a time when sea levels were far lower than they are today and the coastline edged the continental shelf. The decomposition and pressurisation of organic material over millennia have led to a rich deposit of oil and gas fields under the relatively shallow seawaters of Western Austra

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