Queensland stepping on the gas

Two major announcements in the past 24 hours signal a strong start to 2020 for Queensland’s onshore gas industry.

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the partnership between Brisbane-based Armour Energy and Santos through the South Nicholson Basin Farmin Agreement. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said diversity in the State’s gas industry leads to smaller and larger operators using each other’s strengths to develop gas.

“This agreement is good news for the gas industry and demonstrates the collaborative approach in the development of gas fields in Queensland,” Mr Macfarlane said.

For the full QRC statement, click here.

Meantime, Senex Energy’s Project Atlas has delivered its first gas to its first customer, state-owned power generator CleanCo, and will follow within weeks to building products maker CSR, which has three south-east Queensland manufacturing plants.

Mines and Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the energy and resources milestone was underpinning manufacturing jobs and businesses and the state’s reliable, lower-cost electricity supply.

To read Minister Lynham’s media statement, click here.

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