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Local Government out of its depth opposing oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight

The headline reads – Councils out of depth over oil drilling The Scare Campaign by the disingenuous Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd and Wilderness Society of South...

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A short Q & A on some of the merits of oil & gas exploration in Australia

Peter Wales, a Kangaroo Island resident and businessman has been following the debate about oil & gas exploration in Australia and in the following article (posted...

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Hydraulic fracture stimulation in exploration and production of hydrocarbons

A Basic Overview There is much information published about the process of hydraulic fracture stimulation (often called ‘fraccing’ or ‘fracking’) in scientific journals, industry and...

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Is the Greens’ Bight Campaign Designed to Misinform?

The opinion piece by Sarah Hansen-Young in the Adelaide Advertiser on April 27, along with recent articles in the KI Islander reporting her claims and...

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Adelaide Advertiser jumps on Environmental Activists’ bandwagon

We’ve seen it all before, when the Sydney Morning Herald ignored the facts to promote a green group’s propaganda. We’ve also seen how the Kangaroo...

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Oil Free Seas – Australia (OFSA) peddles Oceana pseudo-science

TNR has previously written about the deceptive pseudo-science of Oceana in an article titled “How can Oceana justify misleading the public” and the falsehoods spread...

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“Can’t Eat Coal. Can’t Drink Gas.” But You Need Them Both!

Can’t grow food without fertiliser (made from gas)! Can’t transport food without fuel (diesel)! Can’t make vehicles without oil & gas! Can’t get to protest...

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Letters to the Editor – The Border Watch – The SE of South Australia

The South East of South Australia (SE of SA) has been the focus over the last 4 to 5 years of protests against unconventional and...

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Compendium of Studies Demonstrating the Safety and Health Benefits of Fracking!

Fracking !!! or Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation A Compendium of Studies Demonstrating the Safety and Health Benefits of Fracking Energy in Depth (USA) have compiled an...

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TNR challenges GAB Alliance misinformation

During recent months, The Norwood Resource (TNR) has published several articles countering/challenging the misinformation being peddled by the GAB Alliance and the unethical tactics it...

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GAB Alliance now censors information

TNR has previously exposed the unethical tactics (eg. deleted comments, commentators being banned from further comment, vilification, etc) used by Oil Free Seas – Kangaroo...

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GAB Alliance sets ‘sail’ in sea of misinformation

TNR has previously asked the question “Is the eNGO campaign against BP’s Bight drilling program deceptive?“.  In that article we demonstrated how the likes of...

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Nobel laureates (and TNR) question eNGOs’ anti-scientific stand

During the last week, there has been significant debate in the media about a letter signed by more than 100 Nobel laureates imploring Greenpeace to...

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More misinformation from KI Council

The Norwood Resource (TNR) has previously written about the manner in which KI Council mislead the KI community in an article entitled “Is KI Council...

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Facts ignored in SE South Australia fracking activism

Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen a heightened profile of the anti fracking and anti unconventional gas activists being reported in the...

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Is the eNGO campaign against BP’s Bight drilling program deceptive?

Whenever there’s a good news story for South Australia, like BP establishing an exploration drilling supply base in Port Adelaide and formally opening it on...

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TNR continues to counter misinformation on fraccing in SE South Australia

The following letter, written by Bruce Holland of The Norwood Resource, was published in the Border Watch today, 27 October: “Further to my letter to...

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More on the Attenuation of Sound in Water

In an earlier article entitled “How quickly does sound attenuate in water?“, I provided a series of graphs to demonstrate the different ways, using logarithmic...

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Exposing the “Gas Hoax”

TNR has contributed in a small way to funding the films of Irish freelance reporter Phelim McAleer, which focus on the facts regarding fracking and...

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TNR reports on SA Roundtable for Oil & Gas Projects in SA

In keeping with their objective to get the facts into the public arena, a meeting convened by the South Australian Department of State Development (DSD)...

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TNR representatives give evidence at eco-charity inquiry

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment’s Inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations came to Adelaide on 1 September 2015, as part...

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The SE Asian Aerosol Plume – The Trigger and Sustaining Cause of all El Niño Events

This poster about  The South East Asian Aerosol Plume was presented by Keith Potts at the conference “Our Common Future Under Climate Change”, commonly referred...

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TNR’s submission to the SA Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee fracking inquiry

There were a total of 176 submissions to the SA Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee Inquiry into Unconventional Gas (Fracking).  Given the fact that the Inquiry...

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TNR’s submission to eco-charity Inquiry

TNR was pleased to hear about the House of Representatives Environment Committee inquiry into whether eco-charity (eNGO) donations are benefiting the environment. For a long...

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TNR promotes the facts about “fracking”

TNR recently wrote letters to the Border Watch, the Stock Journal and InDaily, promoting the recent guide produced by the SA Government and Department of...

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Sydney Morning Herald ignores the facts to promote green group propaganda

During the last 10 days, the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) has aided and abetted environmental organisations like Pew, IFAW and the Greens in what is...

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Do Protestors tell the truth and are their protests based on Facts?

Many environmental non-government organizations (eNGOs) exist based on half truths, misinformation and erroneous interpretations of selected bits of fact, to basically create a scary story. ...

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Cover Up by OIL free SEAS _ Kangaroo Island(OFSKI)

On 9 February 2015, OFSKI posted two items on their Facebook page.  Both of these were highlighted by TNR on their Facebook page to demonstrate...

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The Torrent of Falsehoods on OIL free SEAS _ Kangaroo Island (OFSKI)’s Facebook page continues

Following our article entitled “Inconvenient Truths….” demonstrating how OFSKI is suppressing the truth and spreading misinformation on their Facebook page, the torrent of untruths continues. ...

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Cetacean Strandings – a plea for honesty

Although I have previously written an article entitled “Do seismic surveys cause whales to strand?”, the recent passionate and vitriolic claims by eNGOs that strandings...

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Inconvenient Truths Suppressed by OIL free SEAS_Kangaroo Island

Having heard rumblings about the hate campaigns adopted by OIL free SEAS_Kangaroo Island (OFSKI – and their previous incarnations) to suppress balanced debate on oil/gas...

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Is the Greenpeace NZ campaign against seismic surveys fraudulent?

It appears that the current campaign being waged by Greenpeace NZ is at best hysterically misinformed and, at worst, deliberate deception.  Greenpeace’s claims about the...

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Final Report of the Independent Review of Coal Seam Gas Activities in NSW

The Norwood Resource welcomes the release on 30 September 2014 of the Report (which is the ‘Final Report of the Independent Review of Coal Seam...

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The right to protest or lobby should not be abused

The Norwood Resource wholeheartedly defends the right of individuals and groups to protest or lobby against perceived or actual injustice. However, those that do protest...

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Perverse outcomes of ‘green subsidies’ for renewable electricity generation in Australia

The Carbon Tax (price) was ‘axed’ on the 17th July 2014 with an effective date from 1 July 2014. The carbon tax (price) was one...

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Are Petition Signatories Duped by Clean Ocean Action?

The petition by Clean Ocean Action (COA) is yet another example of signatories being misled in order to secure their support. Ironically, they are using...

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Is a petition that is based on misinformation null and void?

The petition currently being run by the Endangered Species Coalition and supported by “Deep Sea Oil Free NZ”, is an attempt to prevent seismic surveys...

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Comparison of Seismic Sounds with Typical Examples of Sounds in Water and Air

The tabulation below has been prepared to address the often confusing claims made by environmental groups such as Oceana  and Wild Migration regarding the loudness...

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How can Oceana justify misleading the public?

An article by Oceana back in September 2013 made me consider how they can justify publishing such misinformation and distortion of the facts and science...

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How Dependent is Society on Natural Gas?

Further to our article entitled “How Dependent is Society on Oil?” this article summarises the current importance of natural gas in our daily lives. In...

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How Dependent is Society on Oil?

Have you ever stopped to consider how important crude oil, which generates a myriad of petroleum products, is in our daily lives? Quite apart from...

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Why is society bombarded with ideological propaganda in the guise of science?

There are many reasons why we are bombarded with ideological propaganda in the guise of science, given the information age we live in, but the...

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Hydraulic fracture stimulation in exploration and production of hydrocarbons

A Basic Overview There is much information published about the process of hydraulic fracture stimulation (often called ‘fraccing’ or ‘fracking’) in scientific journals, industry and...

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Is the publication, “Seismic Seas:…..” by Wild Migration, a text-book case of the manipulation of science?

This article is a follow-up to my article in which I discussed the manipulation of science by environmental groups (eNGOs) and some researchers.  It was...

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Is science manipulated by environmental groups and some researchers?

I have read many submissions by environmental groups (eNGOs) protesting against seismic surveys which, given the content, certainly suggests manipulation is happening. As this is...

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How quickly does sound attenuate in water?

Attenuation of sound in water in this article is defined as the way in which sound intensity levels decrease with distance. As this is a...

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Is KI Council misinforming the KI Community regarding seismic surveys?

The article in the KI Islander calling the community to a rally on Sunday 22 December 2013, contains a number of significant inaccuracies and misrepresentations...

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Did SA Senator Penny Wright misinform Parliament and the community?

SA Senator Penny Wright’s recent speech and motion in the Senate obviously did not make much of an impression.  Only  2 senators voted for the...

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Do seismic surveys cause whales to strand?

Environmental groups and others claim that they do (or can)!  However, there is absolutely no evidence to support their claims while, in fact, there is...

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Why all the fuss about seismic surveys?

Concerns are often raised by environmentalists about the impact of offshore seismic surveys on whales and dolphins. However, there is no evidence from over four...

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How loud is the sound of a breaching whale?

The sound levels of breaching whales can be found in published literature.  In a paper published by APPEA, and based on published information, we can see...

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Do seismic surveys really result in sound pulses 24 hrs/day 7 days/week?

Definitely not!! This is invariably claimed by most environmental groups (eNGOs) but it is another way in which they distort the facts and spread misinformation....

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How can the CSG sector improve its engagement with the public?

Presentation to the 2013 Credit Suisse Coal Seam Gas Conference, 13 November 2013, by David Paterson, Emergent Advisory* Good morning.  It is a great pleasure...

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Do seismic survey sounds prevent cetaceans from communicating?

This is one of the key concerns raised by environmental groups (eNGOs) and some regulators.  In fact, eNGOs often make comments such as “Noise from...

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What seismic sound levels are generated in the vicinity of a seismic survey?

Contrary to the claims of many environmental groups (eNGOs), the sound levels generated in the vicinity of seismic surveys are not audible “24 hours per...

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How do whales and dolphins react to seismic surveys?

Contrary to the claims of many environmental Non-Government Organisations (eNGOs), any changes to normal behavioural patterns are either non-existent or minimal (such as slight course...

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The Antarctic waters are certainly not quiet – and yet many whale species feed there throughout the summer months!

It’s a little known fact that the sound of calving/cracking/colliding Antarctic icebergs can be recorded on seabed acoustic loggers deployed on the edge of Australia’s...

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Full text of Federal Resources Minister’s speech at 2013 APPEA Conference

APPEA 2013 Transforming our Energy Future The Hon. Gary Gray AO MP Minister for Energy and Resources Brisbane, Queensland, 27 May 2013 Introduction I would like...

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The Norwood Resource supports the Federal Resources Minister’s comments.

In reference to the claims various groups make in the media about a number of issues in the resources sector, the Australian Federal Energy Minister,...

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SA Parliamentary enquiry regarding “fracking” in SA simply more unfounded myths propagated by activists

The Norwood Resource (TNR) has a mission to get the facts about the impact of oil & gas (petroleum) exploration and production impact upon the...

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Next Big Wave Of Economic Development For SA Great Opportunities For South Australia

South Australia is on the cusp of a huge economic adrenalin shot with a billion dollars of major oil & gas exploration development in the...

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Extreme claims about resource exploration ignore facts

Predictable, unsubstantiated, scary and misleading claims by some environmental groups do little to inform public debate about the benefits of seismic surveying work in the...

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