About the Campaign

“Our Natural Advantage” is an advertising and public information campaign to increase public awareness and support for natural gas exploration and production activities across Australia.

It is administered by the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association, the voice of Australia’s oil and gas industry.

About Natural Gas

Natural gas is also known as methane. It is a reliable, cleaner-burning fuel that underpins Australia’s growing domestic and export production sectors. It is found in several different types of rocks, including sandstone, coal seams and shales. Natural gas is used to generate electricity, to heat our homes and power our kitchens and industries. It is crucial to many industrial processes including making fertilisers, glass, steel, plastics, paint and fabrics. For more information visit www.appea.com.au/oil-gas-explained/oil-and-gas/what-is-natural-gas/


APPEA is the voice of Australia’s oil and gas industry.

It has more about 70 full member companies that are active producers of oil and gas in Australia. APPEA also represents more than 170 associate member companies that provide a wide range of goods and services to the upstream oil and gas industry.

APPEA works with Australian governments to help promote the development of the nation’s oil and gas resources in a manner that maximises the return to the Australian industry and community.

It aims to secure regulatory and commercial conditions that enable member companies to operate safely, sustainably, and profitably.

APPEA also seeks to increase community and government understanding of the upstream petroleum industry by publishing information about the sector’s activities and economic importance to the nation.

For more information visit www.appea.com.au

Research, Facts, Figures

For facts & figures related to this campaign and research conducted around the future potential of industry, please see:

Further Reading