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.
Australia needs more gas, and illogical blockers to its development should be removed. So says the world’s foremost energy authority, the International Energy Agency, in its latest report on Australia’s energy future.
Anti-gas activist group Lock The Gate has been forced into a humiliating apology over its “scandalous” attack on the Northern Territory Government and its independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing.
Victorian consumers used to enjoy some of the cheapest energy in the world; manufacturers thrived on low-cost gas and electricity. Not any more.
Another step toward greater customer confidence in the Australian natural gas market has been achieved this week, with the implementation of new disclosure rules for pipeline transportation costs.
Activists like to try to portray resource companies as bullies – despite the ongoing evidence that they themselves are commonly the source of vitriolic attacks.
The Australia Institute has again exposed itself as a blatant exponent of environmental dogma in its latest publication – a submission to the Scientific inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory.
Does the Northern Territory scientific inquiry into fracking know what it is talking about? For that matter, does the Commonwealth Chief Scientist, or the New South Wales Chief Scientist, or the CSIRO? The answer is obviously ‘yes’, in each instance.