Chevron is deeply involved with natural gas projects in both Australia and New Zealand. Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) members say they’ve been treated unfairly at Chevron’s massive Gorgon project, located off the country’s northwest shore. Chevron intends to collect gas from offshore wells then liquefy the product on Barrow’s Island for export using giant LNG tankers. The effort was first estimated to cost $37 billion but exploded to $54 billion because of cost overruns. In May 2015, docker union leaders from around the world met in Perth, Australia for a strategy meeting that included a protest against Chevron for failing to respect workers’ rights in Western Australia. Autralian and New Zealand's trade unions joint in a protest (called by the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) and International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)) to alert the New Zealand public to the poor practices of Chevron, that have led to major disputes in the Australian offshore oil and gas industry and around the world. According to the trade unions, instead of cooperating with the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), Chevron has refused to respect longstanding union contract standards and filed a $20 million lawsuit against MUA members over a health and safety dispute. The Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) presented a letter to New Zealand consulate officials to explain workers' concerns about Chevron.