Latest Karratha, Western Australia Stories
Tropical Storm Heidi is forecast to make landfall today along the Pilbara coast of Western Australia as warnings pepper the coast.
Woodside Petroleum has announced that the North West Shelf Venture's offshore gas production facility, the new Angel platform, is now operational and producing gas for processing at its Karratha gas plant in Western Australia.
Engineering contractor Foster Wheeler has announced that the onshore liquefied natural gas processing train it has built for the Woodside Energy-led consortium at Karratha in Western Australia has begun production.
Chevron Australia, a subsidiary of Chevron, has announced first gas from the North West Shelf Venture's Train-5 onshore liquefied natural gas facility at the Karratha gas plant in Western Australia.
A tiny town known as "cyclone city" on Australia's remote northwest coast was being lashed by winds of up to 235 kmh (145 mph) late on Thursday as a severe tropical cyclone slammed ashore from the Indian Ocean.
Hundreds of people were evacuated and thousands more prepared to ride out a severe cyclone bearing down on the northwest Australian coast on Thursday, carrying winds of up to 155 mph.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - A severe cyclone with winds exceeding 155 mph menaced northern parts of Western Australia on Wednesday, less than two weeks after a storm devastated homes and crops on the other side of the country.
A powerful cyclone with winds up to 300 kph (190 mph) menaced northern parts of Western Australia on Wednesday, less than two weeks after a storm devastated homes and crops on the other side of the country.
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Tropical cyclone Clare hit the remote northwest Australian coast early Tuesday, with fierce winds and heavy rain cutting power to two towns that are the hub for the region's offshore gas and oil industries.