Well today Shell Oil announced it had sold 30% of its controlling stake in Woodside Petroleum (10% of the total shares on issue), and they are open to offers for their remaining 24% stake. You might remember Woodside is one of the major players in the current bid to turn James Price Point into a major industrial precinct and is a big favourite of Colin Barnett. (The Australian. The Melbourne Age.)
Now whether or not this fire sale has anything to do with the building groundswell of resistance to this current land grab at James Price Point is anybodies guess, but it is interesting timing, could it be that Shell no longer wants to be a part of such un unpopular and imoral project?
The case or not, its good incentive to add your voice to the fray by coming down to the Kimberley Rally at the Cottesloe Civic Centre on Sunday the 28th of November at 11am. Check out the info here. Its going to be a great day of positive action, come along and find out whats going on and what you can do about the proposed Kimberley Gas Project. You don’t have to chain yourself to a bulldozer to help, there are many things you can do to get your voice heard, come along on the 28th and be a part of it. I’ll be there, I’ll be the one wearing the orange T-shirt!