Shale gas moratorium risks NT jobs, development

Recent articles


Tweets

22 October 19, 10:27am #Natgas consumption in the Asia Pacific has nearly tripled since the turn of the century. Australia’s #LNG is help… https://t.co/596uvwJbEy
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Tue Oct 22 00:27:09 +0000 2019" ["id"]=> int(1186438808906027009) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1186438808906027009" ["text"]=> string(333) "#Natgas consumption in the Asia Pacific has nearly tripled since the turn of the century. Australia’s #LNG is help… https://t.co/596uvwJbEy" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(2) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(6) "Natgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(0) [1]=> int(7) } } [1]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(3) "LNG" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(103) [1]=> int(107) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(0) { } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/596uvwJbEy" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1186438808906027009" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(117) [1]=> int(140) } } } } ["source"]=> string(71) "Twitter Web App" ["in_reply_to_status_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_status_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_screen_name"]=> NULL ["user"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(1) ["favorite_count"]=> int(1) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd
21 October 19, 1:59pm #DYK the #natgas industry sector employs around 4600 full-time employees in #Queensland and almost $5 billion was p… https://t.co/CScpKnatbE
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Mon Oct 21 03:59:41 +0000 2019" ["id"]=> int(1186129906129752065) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1186129906129752065" ["text"]=> string(404) "#DYK the #natgas industry sector employs around 4600 full-time employees in #Queensland and almost $5 billion was p… https://t.co/CScpKnatbE" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(3) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(3) "DYK" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(0) [1]=> int(4) } } [1]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(6) "natgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(9) [1]=> int(16) } } [2]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(10) "Queensland" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(76) [1]=> int(87) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(0) { } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/CScpKnatbE" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1186129906129752065" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(117) [1]=> int(140) } } } } ["source"]=> string(71) "Twitter Web App" ["in_reply_to_status_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_status_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_screen_name"]=> NULL ["user"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(4) ["favorite_count"]=> int(3) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd
16 October 19, 11:04am It was a full house at @QldMediaClub listening to the debate about the importance of #natgas to Queensland and the… https://t.co/9XoSx4YSHs
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Wed Oct 16 01:04:08 +0000 2019" ["id"]=> int(1184273787144925184) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1184273787144925184" ["text"]=> string(327) "It was a full house at @QldMediaClub listening to the debate about the importance of #natgas to Queensland and the… https://t.co/9XoSx4YSHs" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(6) "natgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(85) [1]=> int(92) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(5) { ["screen_name"]=> string(12) "QldMediaClub" ["name"]=> string(14) "Qld Media Club" ["id"]=> int(3281276952) ["id_str"]=> string(10) "3281276952" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(23) [1]=> int(36) } } } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/9XoSx4YSHs" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1184273787144925184" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(116) [1]=> int(139) } } } } ["source"]=> string(71) "Twitter Web App" ["in_reply_to_status_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_status_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_screen_name"]=> NULL ["user"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(2) ["favorite_count"]=> int(1) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd
16 October 19, 9:00am #Oilandgas industry leaders call for onshore #exploration restrictions to be removed to increase #natgas supply… https://t.co/bXtY2cy14N
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Tue Oct 15 23:00:48 +0000 2019" ["id"]=> int(1184242749840617472) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1184242749840617472" ["text"]=> string(407) "#Oilandgas industry leaders call for onshore #exploration restrictions to be removed to increase #natgas supply… https://t.co/bXtY2cy14N" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(3) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(9) "Oilandgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(0) [1]=> int(10) } } [1]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(11) "exploration" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(45) [1]=> int(57) } } [2]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(6) "natgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(97) [1]=> int(104) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(0) { } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/bXtY2cy14N" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1184242749840617472" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(113) [1]=> int(136) } } } } ["source"]=> string(71) "Twitter Web App" ["in_reply_to_status_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_status_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_screen_name"]=> NULL ["user"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(2) ["favorite_count"]=> int(6) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd

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 Northern Teritory Director Steven Gerhardy said a moratorium would prevent the exploration activity needed to develop a successful shale gas industry that had the potential to deliver up to 6300 new jobs and boost government revenues by up to $960 million (net present value) by 2040, according to a new study by Deloitte Access Economics

“The independent inquiry into hydraulic fracturing by Allan Hawke concluded there was no need for a moratorium because there was clear evidence the industry could be developed safely with proper regulation,” Mr Gerhardy said.

“Industry is supporting government moves to strengthen the NT’s regulatory framework and is committed to safe and sustainable operations.

“The reality is hydraulic fracturing is a well understood technology that has been used in Australia for decades.”

Mr Gerhardy said the Hawke Inquiry report and the DAE economic study presented a strong case for developing shale gas.

“Shale gas has the potential to become an important new industry for the Territory, delivering jobs, economic growth and much-needed government revenues to fund new and improved infrastructure and services for the community,” Mr Gerhardy said.

“The Deloitte study found that shale gas has the potential to be the second or third largest private sector employer in the NT creating long-term, high-paying jobs well into the future.

“Increasing onshore gas production would also generate increased royalties and business opportunities for indigenous communities.”