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ETimor ponders future of resource sharing pact with Australia

ETimor ponders future of resource sharing pact with Australia

Updated 13 February 2013, 15:55 AEDT

On 23 February, East Timor will have the chance to terminate unilaterally a treaty with Australia over the development of the Greater Sunrise gas fields.

Billions of dollars of potential earnings are at stake, although the project has stalled over disagreement about how the liquid natural gas would be processed.

East Timor wants an onshore processing facility on its southern coast and Woodside wanting a floating rig in the Timor Sea.

East Timor's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Alfredo Pires has said he's weighing up the advantages and disadvantages of terminating the treaty.

Presenter: Liam Cochrane

Speakers: Charlie Scheiner, Researcher at La'o Hamatuk, a Dili-based policy think tank.

 

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