This paper briefly describes the history of gas development in Western Australia (WA) and overviews the Harriet Gas Gathering Scheme now under construction, which is the first project to collect associated gas in conjunction with non associated gas. The economics of gas gathering schemes are illustrated by reference to a case study and an approach to a gas flaring and gas gathering strategy for Western Australia is proposed. The implications of such a strategy for the petroleum industry and the development of WA are outlined.

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