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Inpex Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest oil explorer, won the consent of Aboriginal landowners in Australia’s northwest to proceed with plans for a liquefied natural gas plant.

The agreement will lead to talks on land use, job creation and environment studies for a 10 billion Australian dollar ($8.6 billion) natural gas processing and liquefaction facility on Maret Islands, Melinda Hayes, a spokeswoman for Inpex’s Browse project, said Thursday from Perth.

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