Fracking Plan For Canning Basin Submitted By US-Based Black Mountain Subsidiary Bennett Resources

An American-owned oil and gas company says its extensive experience with fracking in the United States puts it in a strong position to kickstart an unconventional gas industry in Western Australia's Kimberley region.

Bennett Resources, a subsidiary of Texas-based Black Mountain Metals, announced yesterday that it had submitted its referral to WA's Environmental Protection Authority to assess plans to drill and frack six wells on its newly acquired acreage on Noonkanbah Station, near Fitzroy Crossing.

The Government announced it was lifting its moratorium on fracking in November 2018 at the conclusion of the WA scientific inquiry, which found fracking posed a low risk to human health and the environment.