The Northern Territory goes to the polls this weekend. If the commentators’ predictions are accurate, there will be a change of Government. With that will come a halt to planned development of natural gas resources. It may be only a pause, rather than an end, but it will be a period of uncertainty – and that is not what the NT needs now.
One of the constant refrains of anti-gas activists is about the levels and toxicity of emissions from gasfields and associated infrastructure. New air quality data busts that myth.
When electricity prices soared to 100 times the usual price in South Australia in July, the activist community went into aggressive denial mode, refusing to acknowledge any failure by wind farms and trying to blame the gas industry.
It was a shrill, hollow denial, and now the Australian Energy Regulator has confirmed as much.
The COAG Energy Council met in Canberra on 19 August 2016 – and there’s some interesting outcomes for the gas industry. Read our summary here.
ERIC Director Steve Wright takes on the claims of farming groups in a letter to the editor of the Australian Financial Review
The Victorian Government is edging closer to a decision on whether or not to extend the moratorium on the exploration and extraction of onshore natural gas.
ERIC Director Steve Wright takes a look at the latest forecast from the Australian Energy Market Operator, and what role gas will play in the transition to low carbon generation.
Victorian activist groups are up to their old tricks again, less than a fortnight out from an expected announcement from the Energy Minister Wade Noonan on the future of the state’s moratorium on unconventional gas development.
The Australian Conservation Foundation’s recently released ‘Investor Alert’ on Buru Energy’s Tight Gas Stimulation Project sails very close to the wind on providing financial advice without the appropriate qualifications.
Activist group Lock The Gate claims to be all about farmers and communities, but the truth is its main game is campaigning for political purposes and it is quite prepared to twist the facts to try to push its case.