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Victoria warned of critical gas famine

Victoria warned of critical gas famine Reported by the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) 05/12/16 Victoria has been warned it will need substantially more gas to provide a secure long-term electricity supply for the State, as new evidence emerges of growing concerns around its current main source of gas. The warning says the State has less than a 10-year window to get its gas supply books in order –… Read Article →

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Minerals Council slams Victorian Government Ban

Minerals Council slams Victorian Government Ban The Minerals Council of Australia has recently slammed the Andrews Government’s nonsensical moratorium on onshore natural gas exploration, stating it was an “anti-science” decision that will cost jobs and investment in regional Victoria. The Minerals Council executive director, Gavin Lind said Victoria’s “regressive” energy policies and “antiquated approvals processes” were sending a chill through the entire Victorian mining industry. “Despite Victoria’s minerals prospectivity, the state’s international… Read Article →

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Shell boss states that gas ban will cost jobs

Shell boss states: “gas ban will cost jobs” As reported by The Australian 06/12/16 According to Shell managing director Mr. Andrew Smith, Victoria’s businesses will pay more for gas if the onshore exploration gas ban continues, which will put Victorian jobs at risk. Mr. Andrew Smith of Shell stated after meeting with Australia’s industry heavyweights held with Industry Minister Greg Hunt in Melbourne that gas would become more expensive while state… Read Article →

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Can frac-ing cause peoples’ water supplies to contain gas?

Can frac-ing cause peoples’ water supplies to contain gas? This myth is largely attributable to a falsehood knowingly presented in the move ‘Gasland’, where a Colorado man sets fire to the gas-water mix coming out of his kitchen tap. Colorado officials have confirmed that the man’s water bore was itself drilled into a naturally occurring pocket of natural gas (a fact that was known to, but not disclosed by, the… Read Article →