Australian Senate to investigate BP’s Bight oil drilling plans

The Australian Senate will shine a much-needed spotlight on BP’s plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight after it voted for an inquiry into the matter.

The Senate’s Environment and Communications References Committee will look into the potential environmental, social and economic impacts of BP’s planned exploratory oil drilling project and any future oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight. The committee will have to report back by May 12.


News reports

ABC News reports - BP's Great Australian Bight oil proposal, off South Australian coast, under Senate spotlight

The Advertiser - BP’s Great Australian Bight drilling plans under scrutiny

The Guardian - Senate to examine BP's plans to drill for oil in Great Australian Bight

Reneweconomy - Senate to probe BP Great Australian Bight oil plans – a $2.6bn carbon bomb?