Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Queensland turns up the burners on gas

Queensland turns up the burners on gas

29 May, 2019 –

The Queensland Government continues to drive national gas policy with more companies seeking domestic gas and more to come to tackle onshore shortages.

Senex Energy has been awarded 153 square kilometres of land near Miles to explore for gas for Australian-supply only. This comes on top of Senex Energy’s Project Atlas near Wandoan, the first project to develop from our domestic-only policy initiative.

Senex Energy has already announced two sales contracts with domestic manufacturers to be supplied from Project Atlas.

A Santos/Shell joint venture, Galilee Energy and debutante Sajawin have also won the right to explore for gas across more than 2,600 square kilometres between Miles and the border town of Inglewood.

Queensland’s been doing the heavy lifting on gas supply for several years now, and we’re keeping up the pace.

We want to see more petajoules of Queensland gas in pipes, more jobs in Queensland, and our gas driving jobs in Australian manufacturing.

While other states close their doors, Queensland continues to rise to the challenge to keep our manufacturers in business.

In that vein, I also soon expect to be able to announce the outcome of a national first tender where that gas will be supplied exclusively to a manufacturer.

This will mean more Queensland gas fuelling more Australian manufacturing jobs.

We’ll also be continuing our campaign for more Federal investment in pipelines and other gas infrastructure to help get more gas to market to drive down prices.

For more information visit www.dnrme.qld.gov.au