Protesters on site as drilling rig arrives at Penola

READY AND WAITING: Protesters were on site as gas drilling equipment was delivered to the Haselgrove-3 site near Penola this morning.

MAJOR parts of a gas drilling rig are expected to arrive at Beach Energy’s Haselgrove 3 well site this morning after leaving Moomba on three oversized vehicles, accompanied by a police escort.

TheĀ Limestone Coast Protection Alliance and community representatives were present at the site from 6am.

Beach Energy and the State Government have described Haselgrove 3 as a conventional well, which will not be fracked.

The Department of State Development labelled the well as exploratory, looking for shale and tight gas.

However, when located, the shale or

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