Woodside Petroleum

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Woodside Petroleum is major oil and gas company headquartered in Perth, Australia. The company's major project is the North West Shelf Venture in Western Australia but it also has interests in projects in Africa, the United States and the Middle East.

On Global Warming and Emissions Trading

Voelte and Woodside Petroleum, one of the world's largest producers of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) has been voluble critics of the Australian government's proposed emissions trading scheme, the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. 'We shouldn't be in the emissions trading scheme at all, we should be seen as a fuel that is part of the solution, not part of the problem," he told the Australian Finanial Review in February 2009. "We don't understand why the government is wanting to act early. We don't want to be a leader, lets be a fast follower and wait to see what happens in Copenhagen," he said.[1]


Accessed September 2012: [2]

Directors (2008)

Accessed March 2008: [3]

Former Personnel

Contact details

1 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Louise Dodson, "LNG 'part of solution'", Australian Financial Review, February 2, 2009. 9Sub req'd).
  2. Woodside Petroleum Board, organizational web page, accessed September 30, 2012.
  3. Directors, Woodside Petroleum, accessed March 8, 2008.

External links

  • Don Voelte, "At last, a path out of Kyoto jungle", Australian Financial Review, January 16, 2006.
  • Kate Askew and Violeta Ayala, "Slick operator: Woodside's $1 billion investment in Mauritania's oil catapulted the company into the big league. Then came a coup, claims of corruption and a $US100 million settlement", Sydney Morning Herald, June 3, 2006.
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