Activists often try to frighten people with their talk of ‘ecological catastrophe’ and the ‘industrial wasteland’ supposedly created by natural gas drilling.
Western Australia’s gold mining industry is currently up in arms at what it describes as a “jobs and project destroying’ planned 50% hike in the production royalty it pays to the State.
The Northern Territory could be on the cusp of a major economic resurgence, if its science-based independent inquiry gives a green light to natural gas development.
Natural gas is continuing to be transported south, showing that gas producers are serious in their response to East Coast demand no matter from where it comes.
Estimates of natural gas exports and domestic supply have simultaneously taken a turn for the better as producers have ramped up production in Queensland, South Australia and off the West Australian coast.
Anti-gas activists delight in claiming that rising gas prices in Australia are a result of some kind of conspiracy by gas companies to lift profits.
Barrow Island, 60km of the coast of Western Australia, is set to be the location of the world’s most ambitious operation to permanently dispose of carbon waste underground.
Queensland Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk grabbed for the political high ground following last week’s Commonwealth announcement of its intention to proceed with LNG export caps if there is a shortage of natural gas on Australia’s East Coast.