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.
National small business administrator and advocate Kate Carnell has called on State and Territory governments to end their blockers to development of natural gas, predicting “dire consequences” if energy policies are not changed quickly.
The Northern Territory’s Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing has released its interim report, which extensively details the effort undertaken to more completely understand a highly technical, and often misrepresented, industry.
A tried and true activist tactic was on full display this week, with activist groups in the Northern Territory calling into question the credentials of a leading economics consultancy.
Enviro-activists are fond of directly linking fossil fuels to extreme weather – as they have again done with Cyclone Debbie, which caused heavy rainfall and burst river banks in northern New South Wales in March.
The supposedly ‘local’ protest against gas development in North Western New South Wales is fast becoming the local protest you have when you are not having a local protest.