Metgasco Applauds Government Support for NSW CSG (Australia)
Metgasco welcomed the support for the development of a CSG industry in New South Wales expressed by newly appointed Federal Minister for Industry, Ian Macfarlane.
Metgasco’s Managing Director, Mr Peter Henderson, commented: “The new Federal Minister is to be congratulated for highlighting the critical need to develop the CSG industry in New South Wales to address the shortage and rising price of natural gas on the eastern seaboard of Australia and making it a personal top priority.”
Mr Henderson continued: “The Northern Rivers has a number of current and prospective industries that would greatly benefit from a local and competitive supply of natural gas. Coal seam gas in the Northern Rivers would provide the benefits Queensland communities are currently enjoying. Hopefully, the new Minister’s focus and his work with the NSW state government will assist to create a supportive investment environment in which to achieve these outcomes.”
Metgasco will be participating in the NSW government’s energy security summit to be held next week.
LNG World News Staff, September 19, 2013; Image: Metgasco