In June, Australia exported its first liquefied natural gas to Egypt. The shipment is another milestone in the growth of our LNG industry which is transforming Australia into an energy superpower. It is also a cautionary example of how public policies can have perverse results, with lessons for Australia. Egypt has been hailed by advocates of […]Read more ▸
Australia remains on track to become the world’s largest producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) according to the Australian Government’s Resources and Energy Quarterly released today. While overall resources and energy commodity export earnings have declined by 11 per cent in 2014-15 to $174 billion, LNG export earnings are on the rise. The report shows […]Read more ▸
The AWU continues to push a domestic gas reservation policy that would achieve little and would make all Australians – including Australian workers – poorer. If you want to kill off investment, kill off jobs for workers, and drive up the gas price for manufacturers, then the measures prescribed by the AWU are an excellent […]Read more ▸
During 2012, at a time of great economic uncertainty, the natural gas industry was responsible for an estimated 100,000 Australian jobs last year. It can generate 150,000 more, but its capacity to do so is put at risk by people who do not care enough about losing Australian jobs and investment.Natural gas is our natural advantage – we can’t afford to lose it.
$150 billion worth of energy resource projects have recently been stopped or stalled in Australia last year.
Further investment in new projects that would contribute $320 billion to Australia’s economy is now under threat from the growing burden of bureaucracy and red tape.Natural gas is our natural advantage – we can’t afford to lose it.
Using more natural gas – both in Australia and abroad – is our most meaningful response to rising greenhouse gas emissions. And yet the industry’s development is opposed by environmental campaigners.
The Energy Information Administration says that in the USA, the big switch from coal to gas in power generation in 2012 helped reduce emissions by 200 million tonnes, bringing them back to their lowest levels since 1994. (EIA – Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions declined in 2012 )Natural gas is our natural advantage – we can’t afford to lose it.
The revitalisation of rural and regional communities is at risk from a campaign opposed to the production, export and use of natural gas.
In Queensland alone the natural gas industry has in recent years contributed more than $100 million towards community projects, charitable organisations and aeromedical evacuation services that are saving lives.
Once-struggling regional communities now enjoy unemployment rates well below the national average, farmers are earning secure income that’s not dependent on the weather, and small business confidence is high.Natural gas is our natural advantage – we can’t afford to lose it.
The Australian natural gas industry paid $8.8 Billion in tax in 2012 (that’s around $280 per second). Yet the gas industry could pay almost $13 billion every year in taxes by 2020.
And an even greater return from our immense gas reserves – and an estimated $180 billion in additional projects – is now at risk from a professional campaign aimed at damaging Australia’s reputation as a place to do business.
Funding for our future schools, hospitals, roads and public transport is under threat, as are efforts to secure our energy future with an abundant, affordable, reliable and cleaner burning fuel.Natural gas is our natural advantage – we can’t afford to lose it.
Thousands of jobs and Australia’s next wave of economic success is now under threat. Show your support for natural gas; the cleaner energy source powering our homes, businesses, and Australia’s future strength.Natural gas is our natural advantage – we can’t afford to lose it.
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