AGL fined for Camden Gas Project breach

The company responsible for the Camden Gas Project has been fined $10,000 for failing to collect data.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority issued two fines of $5,000 each to AGL Upstream Investments Pty Ltd.

EPA Acting Director Gas Regulation Andrew Cowan said the EPA routinely sought construction and assessment data to conduct technical checks for compliance with regulatory requirements.

“During a routine check, the EPA determined that some data for two gas wells drilled as part of the Camden Gas Project had not been collected as required by AGL’s Petroleum Production Lease,” Mr Cowan said.

“The EPA views any alleged breach of legislation as a serious matter. As a result, the EPA issued a fine for each failure to collect data.

“These data are required as part of the regulatory regime to safeguard the environment and the community in the long term.

“The EPA will continue to ensure that all gas wells are constructed, operated and decommissioned according to government requirements. Provision of information to government is part of these requirements.”