Energy Briefs

IN TODAY's Energy Briefs: WA premier scolds Big Oil; Secret lobby group claims; Shell permits backed by indigenous; Indo production spike; OPEC output climbs; Cheesy power; HHI FLNG hull approved; Research backed; Solar co served; EOR in JV talks; Statoil in wind milestone; Permits renewed; Warro wells shut-in; Wolf secures lifeline; Austin raises; Carbon shortfall; Salter pumps cash into oiler; and NT plant starts up.

Western Australia

WA premier Colin Barnett has told the opening session at the LNG18 conference in Perth this morning that Big Oil cannot keep relying on politicians to "fight the good fight", adding