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Santos chooses DARACON as their Major Contactor

First noticed, 0n December 16th 2011 at the Bohena 6 well site within the PEL known as PEL238 in the Pilliga State Forest in North Eastern NSW once the home of Eastern Star Gas, but now home to Santos, was the big Hunter Valley Mining Contractor DARACON.

DARACON is working in two areas at present within the PEL238. These being; Bohena and Bibblewindi.

Equipment so far employed and observed include,  Excavators, Sheepsfoot Compactor, Drum Roller and a Grader.

Unlike the Local Contractors DARACON worked between Christmas and New Year.

Pity about the damage to the State Forest Roads in the area of Bohena 4/4L and Bohena 5. The machinery had to be driven down these roads because of the wet conditions and the fact that the roads, when wet, are not capable of carrying a Prime Mover with Transport Trailer attached.

Still there is hope that the roads will be repaired by Santos and its contractor, DARACON soon. The roads are now dry enough for that to occur.

Reason why DARACON is working these pads over, and none to gently if the way that the fencing and gate was just ripped up and pushed to one side with the stock-pile of dead and previously cleared trees at Bohena 5, is clear Santos has a schedule to maintain and as the Drill Rig has been delayed by the rain Santos wants to rush ahead at all cost, before the true nature of their work and care of the environment, is exposed for all to see.

Best to do damage to the Environment, State Forests and Narrabri Council owned infrastructure now while the Honeymoon period after taking over Eastern Star Gas still lasts.

Seems like Santos is no different to Eastern Star Gas in the way it treats the Environment in which they work and people live, farm and enjoy for recreation. 

Still if you are silly enough to pay almost $1 Billion, for a Company who had no respect for anything, not even the truth in many cases, what can you expect from the company Santos who bought them out.

SANTOS I HAVE SAID THIS BEFORE ” YOU HAVE BOUGHT YOUR OWN INDONESIA IN AUSTRALIA” something you will soon find out.

Nothing has changed – only the players.

Stay tuned.

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