Sabotage Confirmed at Buru Energy Gas Well

- January 15th, 2015

Australian Mining reported that the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has found that a leaking valve at a Buru Energy Ltd. (ASX:BRU) gas well was deliberately damaged.

Australian Mining reported that the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has found that a leaking valve at a Buru Energy Ltd. (ASX:BRU) gas well was deliberately damaged.

As quoted in the market news:

The leaking valve was first reported to DMP by environmental group Environs Kimberley, with footage taken by anti-fracking group Lock the Gate.

The footage shows a hand held gas detector registering high readings, taken by an individual who had to jump the fence of the well site to get near the damaged valve.

Jeff Haworth of the DMP stated:

No gas readings were detected on the site initially, however certified gas detectors registered meter readings when the broken valve was manipulated to cause the gas to leak.

It is extremely dangerous to take electrical equipment that is not properly certified, such as the gas meter in the video, into a hazardous location.

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