Santos has made its final submission to the Northern Territory’s scientific inquiry into hydraulic fracturing outlining that it could create more than 2,300 jobs if it is allowed to develop its onshore gas tenements in the Northern Territory.
Anyone trying to tell you USA natural gas is a ‘failure” or part of a “worldwide horror story” is genuinely misguided – or has possibly spent too much time reading activist blogs.
A fortnight after posting them, anti-gas protest group Lock The Gate has belatedly relented and removed offending ‘conspiracy’ allegations from its website.
Anti-gas activist group Lock The Gate has been forced into a humiliating apology over its “scandalous” attack on the Northern Territory Government and its independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing.
Another step toward greater customer confidence in the Australian natural gas market has been achieved this week, with the implementation of new disclosure rules for pipeline transportation costs.
When the heat was on in eastern Australia last week, there was very little wind. For this reason, wind-power rich South Australia was relying on brown-coal electricity from Victorian generators 1000km away – and they were paying a pretty price for it.
While it isn’t the final word from the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory, the draft report is certainly a welcome indication of the results to come – that the risks associated with onshore natural gas development and fracking can be managed with effective regulation in place.
Studies release today from the CSIRO and the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) confirm that the use of chemicals in the coal seam gas (CSG) industry pose little risk to industry workers, the community or the environment.