“Significantly, we note the widening attention and interest the Northern …

Comment on Fracking may be used but horizontal drilling will be preferred by Bob Taylor.

“Significantly, we note the widening attention and interest the Northern Territory sedimentary basins are receiving from domestic and international oil companies.”
This significant and wider attention coming from domestic and international oil companies does not appear to have been deterred by the prospect of any future resources tax (MRRT) on oil and/or other minerals. The last paragraph says it all, particularly these remarks “especially given Australia’s favourable fiscal regime”.
Political stability and low sovereign risk could be added to this article along with the rejuvenation that can be attributed to the current NT Government being proactive and very interested in growing the hydrocarbon industry; and the fact that the Central Land Council, too, has been “proactive and co-operative” during Mr Ellice-Flint’s time with Santos. Fortunately most business people appear to be a little more positive than some of our potential politicians.
I’m sure we all hope that whatever these companies do in the future in no way contaminates or pollutes any of the groundwater’s or aquifers in the planned exploration areas.

Recent Comments by Bob Taylor

‘Voter apathy greatest threat to Territory democracy’
Domenico Pecorari: “NONE OF THE ABOVE.” What a great idea. Love it.


Another great river tree goes up in flames
Thank you Alex for your explanation of how this fire started.
My comment below was a general comment in nature and based on historical observations and experience. However I agree with your assessment of how this fire started and the underlying human intervention in the river that led to this and other trees being made vulnerable to any ignition source.
The Todd River and all dry inland waterways are finely balanced eco systems that do not react well to modern human meddling and any future human intervention to facilitate flow, create levies or to beautify the banks will need to be expertly managed, if at all.


Locally produced hemp could replace plastic
Trevor: Love your letters, ideas and comments on various scientific based potential opportunities which could enhance the NT economy.
I hope someone in government or a local with the means is reading, listening and paying attention to your ideas.
Unfortunately I think what happens is individuals, businesses and maybe even foreign interests read these postings and ideas and incorporate them into their own business or corporate plans and run with them.


Another great river tree goes up in flames
An abandoned camp fire or some other form of human activity may be what started this fire, but as said in the many other stories on this topic over the years, the spread of couch grass around and into the base of the trunks of these trees is the reason fire takes hold and destroy the trees from the inside of the hollow trunk.


The ups and downs of high rise in Alice Springs
This phenomenon would appear to be associated with some towns or cities who playing second or third fiddle economically to the state capital.
An example would be Launceston, which has a rich commercial history, problematic recent commercial development and ongoing ups and downs in regards to high rise.
Tasmania also has a north south divide similar to the NT, with Launceston mostly playing second fiddle to Hobart.


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