The oil and gas industry supports the Northern Territory Government’s commitment to “world’s best practice regulations” to safeguard the environment. Chief Minister Adam Giles made the commitment at today’s NT Major Projects Conference in Darwin. APPEA says a strong risk-based regulatory framework supported by high standards of industry practice would enhance public confidence in onshore gas […]Read more ▸
Calls for a moratorium on Northern Territory hydraulic fracturing and shale gas exploration have no basis in science and ignore the industry’s strong safety record. Australia’s peak oil and gas body, APPEA, says decades of practical experience and many inquiries in Australia and overseas show fracking, the process used to extract shale gas, poses minimal environmental risk. APPEA’s […]Read more ▸
Developing a Northern Territory shale gas industrycould drive significant long-term economic growth, creating thousands of new jobs and generating almost $1 billion of government revenue. A new study commissioned by the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) and produced by Deloitte Access Economics (DAE), is the first comprehensive assessment of how a new shale gas […]Read more ▸
Using more natural gas – both in Australia and overseas – is our most meaningful response to rising greenhouse gas emissions. 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.
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.
A successful NT shale gas industry would employ several thousand people in construction, operations, infrastructure and service jobs.Natural gas is our natural advantage – we can’t afford to lose it.
Australia’s next wave of economic success is now under threat and thousands of jobs are at risk. 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.
By deselecting this checkbox, you are choosing to not to sign the petition.
Signing the petition is the best way to tell those who represent you in Parliament about the importance of natural gas.