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.
Yesterday’s announcement of a $100 million natural gas supply deal between Santos and a new zinc mine is a big win for Queensland jobs, the environment and royalties to Government.
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.
“We will do whatever it takes,” an angry looking activist snarls to the camera. “I’d like to see some of them in jail,” says a protest leader, presumably referring to company executives. So begins the trailer for the latest activist anti-gas movie, ‘Sacrifice Zone’. Judging by the movie trailer, self-righteous law-breaking by the protest movement…
Australia has long enjoyed an international competitive advantage in availability, reliability and cost of energy. But that is now under threat, as a packed CEDA business lunch heard in Sydney yesterday, addressed by Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher and APA Group CEO Mick McCormack.
The Queensland Government reaction to the Finkel Review of Australia’s energy policy was to assess it as putting the burden on Queensland – and that the sunshine and resources State was up to the challenge.
Almost a decade since the first activism, and the fly-in celebrity protests in Dimock, Pennsylvania, we can collectively breathe a sigh of relief: the world has not been destroyed, nor has pretty countryside been turned to ‘wasteland’ in Queensland or Pennsylvania.