ABC Tropical North, Mackay, Mornings: Interview with Michael Bradley

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Kim Kleidon from ABC Tropical North interviewed Michael Bradley, Director – External Affairs at Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association.

Bradley and Kleidon discussed the following;-

  • how oil and gas companies in Australia are spending $220b on new LNG export projects from WA to Gladstone creating 100,000 jobs,
  • how the biggest gas fired station in QLD is being mothballed.
  • how the tax contribution will go up each year, and
  • how there are $100b worth of projects which companies are running the rule over.

Bradley also explained how people who oppose natural gas contradict themselves when they want companies to return to coal which impacts more on climate change. 

Kleidon also questioned Bradley to how he will ensure people that underground water will no impact fracking. Bradley stressed that fracking has been used safely since the 1940s, and that the future of the gas market is an immense opportunity for Australia.

Listen to the full interview:

You can also download the audio: Click here.

Read the related blog post: The perverse impact of anti-gas ideology is becoming clear.