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Shell set to inject new Gas into east Coast Market in Australia

The Queensland Resources Council welcomes the announcement of ‘Project Ruby,’ the Shell Australia/QGC joint venture, that will employ hundreds of people, and inject new gas supply into the east coast gas market.

QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the announcement was yet another sign that Queensland was getting on with business.

"The ‘Project Ruby’ development in the Surat Basin underpins 350 new and existing jobs, which is good news for the local community, and good news for Queensland’s gas supply,” Mr Macfarlane said. “The QRC is pleased that Queensland is leading the way when it comes to working to address the problem of the east coast gas shortage.”

Up to 161 new wells will be drilled in 2017 and 2018 in QGC’s existing tenements in south-west Queensland.

“This significant milestone for the QGC project is also a vote of confidence in Queensland’s onshore gas industry,” Mr Macfarlane said. “Importantly, this is an investment into regional Queensland, where state and local governments and farmers support the gas industry, resulting in massive economic benefits for local and state governments as well as farmers and rural and regional communities.”

QRC’s current data shows that in 2015-16, our state’s gas industry contributed $12.8 billion in economic contribution and supports 65,000 jobs and the advancement of this project will only mean more revenue and jobs for Queenslanders.

Shell’s QGC business is a net contributor to the domestic gas market and will sell more than 75 petajoules (PJs), net of domestic gas purchases, to customers in Australia this year. This represents more than 10% of east coast gas demand and 40% of Queensland’s demand.

Source: QRC

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QRC’s Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the pilot exploration project announced today will see the gas produced with an Australia-only sale condition.
 
“The gas produced will only be sold domestically that will help secure a reliable and affordable supply of gas to business and industry,” Mr Macfarlane said.
 
“It’s common knowledge the eastern seaboard of Australia is facing a gas shortage and instead of putting their head in the sand the government is opening up 58 square kilometers of land for exploration. Once again Queensland is leading the way in securing the energy security of Australia. The proactive release of new tenure conditioned for domestic market is an innovative response by the Queensland government to the lack of political back-bone shown by the governments of NSW and Victoria. The pilot should also be seen as chance to demonstrate best-practice regulations in action – fast, effective and focussed on outcomes. The Queensland government has set an aspirational goal of 50 percent renewables by 2030 and to achieve this goal will require a lot more gas if we are to keeping the lights on and protect Queensland jobs in manufacturing and energy intensive export industries.”

Source: QRC

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