South Australia has seen $34.8 million spent on exploration by oil and gas companies which employed more than 3,000 South Australians.
The need for more gas development to meet tightening supply has come into sharp focus again, with the independent market operator forecasting some looming problems.
Like most anti-gas activist organisations, The Australia Institute peddles misinformation with the aim of frightening people.
As celebrations go, the New South Wales’ Environmental Protection Agency was fairly subdued in their acknowledgment of their first anniversary as the state’s leading gas regulator.
The regional ban on fracking by the South Australian Liberals is another case where political points have been prioritised above good policy.
In a State comfortable and familiar with the resources industry, a lack of exploration drilling in Western Australia is concerning former petroleum executive director at WA’s Department of Mines and Petroleum, Bill Tinapple.
Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrew’s proposed permanent fracking ban in the state raises concerns about the validity of one primary industry’s worth over another.
ERIC Director Steve Wright comments on the Victorian Government’s gas ban.
Activist complaints about fouled water and dead trees in a waterway near Narrabri, in northern NSW, are the latest to be exposed as nonsense by the Environmental Protection Authority.
The sensibly balanced Queensland Government Gas Action Plan discussion paper released this week has been lauded by gas users in business and industry.