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Jobs & investment

Did you know natural gas is a leading player in Australia’s economic story?

The natural gas industry was responsible for an estimated 100,000 Australian jobs last year. This extraordinary effort is underpinned by around $200 billion worth of projects being built across the country right now.

Businesses around Australia depend on this critical industry, which is spending about $1000 every second on new projects. In addition, we’re about to earn an extra $40 billion per year as one of the world’s largest exporters.

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Economic Benefits

Did you know that over the next 20 years, Australia’s natural gas industry has the potential for a further $180 billion in investment and the creation of 150,000 new jobs?

This is on top of the $200 billion investment on new projects currently under construction, which was responsible for an estimated 100,000 jobs last year.

Australia’s natural gas projects will deliver almost $13 billion a year in royalties and taxes by 2020 – that’s an enormous contribution when you consider the $8.8 billion paid by the oil and gas industry in taxes last year was enough to fund more than 7000 new hospital beds, or pay the wages of almost 100,000 nurses.

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Risks & Roadblocks

Did you know Australia’s natural gas industry is in danger of losing its competitive edge? Our reputation as a low-cost energy supplier is under enormous pressure.

Despite the massive investment in Australia’s natural gas industry, $150 billion worth of energy and resource projects stalled in Australia last year.

Now is not the time to impose more costs and uncertainty on natural gas producers. Australia already has more than 150 statutes governing offshore and onshore upstream petroleum activities, regulated by more than 50 government agencies at a national, state and territory level. Inefficient, duplicative and bureaucratic red tape is putting the industry’s expansion at risk.

We have a chance to safely develop the country’s extensive gas reserves to secure our energy future with an abundant, affordable, reliable and cleaner-burning fuel.

However, our future economic success is threatened by people who do not care enough about losing Australian jobs and investment.

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Cleaner Energy

Australia has an estimated 819 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of gas resources (enough to power a city of one million people for 16,000 years). More gas discoveries are likely.

Natural gas can help reduce greenhouse emissions, both here in Australia and across Asia, because it is so much cleaner than traditional sources of energy.

Renewable energy sources, such as solar power and wind power cannot provide continuous power generation.

Gas can generate affordable 24/7 power, and can do so while producing greenhouse gas emissions up to 70% lower than those of traditional sources.

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Recent Articles

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Egypt offers cautionary tale on gas reservation

1 Jul 2015

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 […]

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Australia’s LNG export earnings on the rise

30 Jun 2015

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 […]

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AWU still on the wrong path on gas policy

22 Jun 2015

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 […]

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APPEA welcomes new WA resource management regulations http://t.co/EU4qXlPmhu
2 July 15, 1:38pm
Egypt offers cautionary tale on gas reservation http://t.co/Y6my3KfQ1G
2 July 15, 12:22pm
Gas reservation raises costs and complexity for projects http://t.co/JMLMSiF061
2 July 15, 12:21pm
LNG export earnings on the rise http://t.co/zEMT4fsENU
2 July 15, 12:20pm
See how treated CSG water is helping Qld farmers @WIN_TV http://t.co/tuA04vCnpM
22 June 15, 10:59am
Hydraulic fracturing poses minimal risk to water – US EPA report http://t.co/VP5c1Mn6hd
5 June 15, 3:11pm
Australian #oil and #natgas industry cuts fugitive emissions 13.6% while raising production 55.6%: report to UN http://t.co/E2X3mm7ZqB
2 June 15, 3:34pm
Experts say gas reserve scheme will not keep prices down @AWU http://t.co/OWdMjBC7ER
31 May 15, 10:38am
Narrabri businesses are saying “yes” to natural gas @SantosNSW http://t.co/ZdpMfrDeob http://t.co/Es8V8fn9At
29 May 15, 11:04am
Media Release: Busy ExxonMobil plays it safe to win APPEA Award @exxonmobil #APPEA2015 http://t.co/KA3CIEiTyo
20 May 15, 12:08pm