Giant fertiliser plant would frack Great Sandy Desert

Original article by Ben Potter
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 20 : 22-Jan-21

Western Australian consortium Derby Fertilisers & Petrochemical Complex has unveiled plans for a $4.1 billion fertiliser and chemicals plant. Derby Fertilisers claims the project would create 500 production jobs for 25 years, generate annual revenues of $US1.5 billion ($1.9 billion) for that period, and would create 1,500 construction jobs and subsidised power and water for the residents of the WA town of Derby. However, it would rely on gas produced by fracking in the sensitive Great Sandy Desert, with the gas coming from a supplier that has not yet established certified reserves for the project.


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