The Australian natural gas industry has started 2018 with a smashing triple play: Rising exports, steady domestic supply and lower prices for domestic customers. The latest research by Energy Quest describes the three elements thus: Record exports from the set of three liquefied natural gas plants at Gladstone, Queensland Sustained domestic supply (on east and…
People in New South Wales are being comprehensively misled by activists hell-bent on stopping a badly needed natural gas development at Narrabri, in the State’s north-west.
When South Australia suffered its dramatic whole-of-State blackout last year, it was natural gas to the rescue, restoring power to millions of consumers and thousands of bewildered businesses.
Indigenous representatives in northern Australia today sent a strong message to anti-gas activists: trying to pressure communities will not work.
As a divide emerges between the major parties in Victoria, the anti-gas rhetoric is starting to sound more and more shrill.
A major energy conference this week heard from policymakers, regulators, energy users and companies right across the supply chain, and beyond the broad agreement that there is, now more than ever, an urgent need for policy stability and certainty, the role of natural gas was high on the agenda.
“At last there are glimmers of hope on the energy price and supply front.”
So said experienced and highly respected business and economics commentator Robert Gottliebsen in The Australian newspaper this week.
Why? Because he has detected a change in the way politicians are responding to rising energy prices and the gas-supply crunch facing Australia’s East Coast.
Victoria’s Liberal and National parties have changed tack – and backed natural gas development.