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The Namoi Water Study is Based on Flawed Information

 The Namoi Water Study, if it was not so serious it would be indeed a great Comedy.

Since September of 2011, I have been reading the Namoi Water Study and the only conclusion I can come up with is that this study was set to give a verdict that would favour the Gas and Coal Industries, appease some of the Farmers in Politically Sensitive areas and screw the rest.

The rot in the Final Phase 2 Report, dated August 2011, by the Independent Expert and gas miner Schlumberger, is mainly, at least from my point of view, centered around the information supplied by Eastern Star Gas, which is so obviously misleading as to beggar belief why so many are willing to defend and push for this study to go through. What is their agenda ?

None of the misleading information has been addressed to date (5-2-2012) and, as I told Santos on December 7th. 2011, it is not simply a matter of informing the Independent Expert Schlumberger of the errors, that time has passed and Santos would have read the report that came out in August 2011 and did not raise objections or even notice the mistakes until it was bought to their attention in November and December 2011, and if they did see the misleading information, and did nothing about it.

 Well what sort of a Company are they really ?

 As I told Santos on December 7th 2011 ” It is now not a simple matter of saying to the Independent Expert Schlumberger, that a mistake has been made. That time has gone, Santos now needs to do a full, thorough and comprehensive study of all Eastern Star Gas supplied information, and this should be done by a totally Independent body whose findings should be open to full public scrutiny before being added to the Namoi Water Study. This is the only way that this study will get some form of meaningful credence. If that holds the Study up for a while, so be it, but is not the truth worth the wait ?”  

Do I think that the honest truth will be presented to the Namoi Water Study-NO, I certainly do not think it ever will.

 As I have quoted before and will qute again a saying It is easier to believe a simple lie than the complex truth”.

I have put up part of my Supplementary Submission to the NSW No. 5 Inquiry into Coal Seam Gas held last year (the reference to SAG {Stakeholders Advisory Group} is included, this group was set up to advise one of the sub groups of the Namoi Water Study, confused? I do not blame you I was and I resigned from the group as soon as it became apparent that there was a lot of  NIMBY attitudes within this body) . As you can see there are many questions and as yet no one has answered one of them to me, even though they were asked 4 months ago. The link is at the bottom of this article, left click on it.

There is also a reference to the honesty of Santos in its Share Holder reporting, the Well locations for the Dewhurst wells, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17H and 18H, are wrong, Surat!. No, these Dewhurst wells are on and go through the GAB Southern Recharge. Truth in all things, please.

It is my considered opinion that this Inquiry has been set up to deliver only a favourable result for the Government and the Miners and hence it will fail in its perceived objective “FAIRNESS”, and fail it will because of the non aggressive nature of those who sit on it.

 Appeasement does not work, it only buys time for the Mining Companies and the Government.

GET SERIOUS AND POINT OUT THE FLAWS IN THE SYSTEM AND TO HELL WITH THOSE NIMBY’S (not in my back yarders) WHO WANT TO RELY ON THE TOTALLY FLAWED AND CORRUPT PROCESS. THEY ONLY WANT TO SAVE THEIR OWN AREAS AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHER AREAS.

09-11-08 Supplementary Submission to State CSG Inquiry 

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