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24/07/2014

VIC government announces further gas consultations

The Victorian Government has announced the next stage of its onshore natural gas community consultation sessions. The Minister for Energy and Resources, Russell Northe, has confirmed that six additional open days will be held over the coming weeks – in Cullulleraine, Murrayville, Traralgon, Wangaratta, Numurkah and Heywood.   So far, ten…

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24/07/2014

South Australia embraces unconventional gas

The South Australian government has declared its support for the development of a robust onshore natural gas industry, alongside a range of new measures to support the local resources sector. The state government has decided to defer royalty payments for unconventional gas developments in an effort to accelerate investment and job…

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24/07/2014

Report shows environmental benefits of CSG and shale gas

The environmental benefits of shale and coal seam gas (CSG) have been highlighted in a new report published in the US Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The report says that electricity generated from shale gas and CSG produces around half the carbon emissions as coal-fired electricity. This places gas…

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24/07/2014

Fraccing risks “overstated” says UK environment chief

According to the UK’s Environment Agency Chairman, Lord Christopher Smith, the risks of hydraulic fracturing (or “fraccing”) have been “grossly exaggerated” by environmental activist groups. Fraccing is the process of pumping water, sand and certain chemicals, deep underground at high pressure to crack open rocks and release natural gas. Fraccing has…

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24/07/2014

Natural gas: part of the greenhouse solution

In The Weekend Australian recently, Danish writer and Adjunct Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, Bjorn Lomborg, makes a compelling argument about the significant role natural gas has and will continue to have in reducing global greenhouse emissions. In one sense, the world is a victim of its own economic success…

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03/07/2014

UK chief scientist says fraccing a “safe technology”

Hydraulic fracturing is safe when done properly, according to the UK Government’s top scientific advisor. In a recently published interview with The Guardian after a speaking tour of Britain, Professor Sir Mark Walport (pictured) said the risks involved with fraccing were manageable. His comments come as the UK Government is seeking to encourage…

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03/07/2014

Local councils shun anti-resources campaign

Members of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) have turned their back on the misinformation and scare campaigns of anti-fossil fuel groups by defeating two motions to restrict gas development in rural areas. The two motions were put forward during the ALGA’s annual conference in Canberra, by the Griffith City Council…

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03/07/2014

Queensland budget reveals broad benefits of CSG

The release of Queensland’s 2014-15 Budget has highlighted the considerable value a growing gas industry can deliver to state and regional communities. In his recent budget speech Queensland’s Treasurer Tim Nicholls said: “In 2015-16, the ramp-up in LNG production is expected to underpin a surge in exports which, combined with…

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03/07/2014

Former trade minister warns against barriers to CSG

Former Commonwealth Trade Minister, Craig Emerson, has called on the NSW and Victorian governments to lift barriers to gas supply in an opinion piece in the Australian Financial Review. Mr Emerson wrote that restrictions on gas exploration pose a serious threat to industries that rely on gas as their primary energy…

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03/07/2014

Victoria holds community consultation in Gippsland

More than 600 people have attended the initial onshore gas consultation open days hosted by the Victorian Government. The program aims to gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues and views of regional and rural communities on the development of onshore natural gas resources. Sessions have taken place in several regional…

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