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Colin Barnett | April 23, 2010

Published on April 21, 2010

Western Australia leader Colin Barnett stopped by Bauer Business Focus during his visit to Houston to talk about offshore energy developments down under.

On Bauer Business Focus – Ed Mayberry, business reporter for KUHF 88.7 FM, speaks with the Premier of Western Australia about the energy outlook down under.

With its expansive landscape, abundant resources and convenient access to Asia, Western Australia is in a unique geo-political position. The state of Western Australia occupies a space on the Australian continent three times the size of Texas, and like Texas, is a major player in the future of global energy sustainability. Premier Colin Barnett compared his region’s emergence to the growth boom that raised Houston’s profile.

Traditionally known as a mining state, Western Australia is making its mark across the energy spectrum. Leading the effort, Premier Barnett has championed a pro-development policy, launching major projects in renewable energy, bio-fuels and natural gas. His particular focus is expanding the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry in the Kimberley region – an area rich with undeveloped reserves, primarily offshore.

Premier Barnett visited the Houston energy community this month and stopped by to discuss these developments with Bauer Business Focus.

Click here to hear the full Bauer Business Focus interview.

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