Mines Minister Norman Moore (L) and petroleum director general Richard Sellers.

State drops Varanus prosecution

Mines minister Norman Moore said today he is “extraordinarily frustrated” after the state government withdrew its prosecution against US petroleum company Apache and its joint venture partners over the 2008 Varanus Island gas pipeline explosion.


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How on earth could a Judge not understand that pipework include the pipeline.. Did this company not know it had a multi million dollar pipeline? Does this mean we can go and take it away and sell it for scrap?

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