Buru FLNG terminal

From Global Energy Monitor
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Buru FLNG Terminal is a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) export terminal proposed in Australia.[1]


The terminal is proposed to be located in Kimberly, Australia.[1]

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Project details

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  • Owner: Buru Energy[1]
  • Parent company: Buru Energy[1]
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  • Location: Kimberly, Western Australia, Australia[1]
  • Coordinates: -18.291312, 121.982360 (approximate)
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  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Type: Export[1]
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  • FID status: Pre-FID[1]
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Buru Energy is considering developing a floating LNG terminal (FLNG) in Kimberly, Australia, which would derive gas from the Raphael gas resource in the Canning Basin 80 kilometers southeast of Broome. A pre-feasibility study has been conducted and found that an FLNG off the coast of Kimberly could be timely and cost-effective, according to the sponsors.

In 2013, protests caused Woodside Energy to abandon a similar proposal 50 kilometers from Broome. Australian Broadcasting Company reports that Martin Pritchard, director of strategy at conservation group Environs Kimberley, said the plan could re-ignite protests in the region.[1]

As of May 2023, Buru Energy had yet to submit an application to the government for the facility.[1]

As of May 2024, there were no new developments related to this project since May 2023.


In September 2023, community members have approached Buru Energy investors at the annual general meeting, pointing out the threat the company’s gas plans pose to Kimberley. Lock the Gate Alliance WA Coordinator Claire McKinnon said, “We wanted to make one hundred percent sure that Buru Energy’s shareholders know how much destruction this company has already inflicted on the Kimberley, and how devastating its plans for gas export will be for the region."[2]

In September 2023, environmental activists reported that the company's assurances to clear 1,147 km of savannah for seismic testing using a “raised blade” approach, which does not involve complete removal of vegetation, were false.[3]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 "Buru Energy investigates potential for floating liquefied natural gas facility in the Kimberley". ABC News. May 3, 2023. Retrieved 2023-07-20.
  2. "Buru Energy shareholders targeted outside company's AGM over Kimberley gas plans". Frack Free WA. Sept 25, 2023. Retrieved May 21, 2024. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Buru's "raised blade" assurances exposed as a myth as oil and gas company bulldozes Kimberley to the dirt". Lock The Gate. Sept 29, 2023. Retrieved May 21, 2024. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)