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Natural gas

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Liquefied natural gas
LNG
Natural gas industry


Briefing paper

APPEA members who pay no income tax

In this paper, the author asserts that petroleum industry claims, including by APPEA, that gas projects would be contributing billions of dollars in federal taxes has not eventuated.
Report

Reducing methane emissions from global gas: policy, markets, and ecosystems

This report outlines recent global, national and sub-national efforts to curtail methane emissions from oil and gas. It analyses how demand for cleaner gas might develop, delving into the drivers for buyers and others in the gas ecosystem. It concludes with policy recommendations and suggested...
Report

Changing pathways for Australian gas: a 1.5°C scenario analysis of new Australian gas projects

While this report focuses on the risks to Australian gas projects, there are also opportunities for Australian energy companies in the transition to net-zero emissions. The ability of oil and gas producers to successfully transform their business and tap into these opportunities is another important...
Report

The last drop: why it is not economic to extract more oil and gas from the North Sea

The authors of this report argue that gas extraction in the North Sea is uneconomic and that energy policy should focus on investing in renewable technologies.
Report

Facts over fiction: debunking gas industry spin

For decades, the Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry has claimed that gas is clean, affordable and compatible with global decarbonisation goals. This report has been prepared to rebut the LNG industry’s claims with reputable data, analysis and insights.
Report

Australia’s oil and gas reserves

This inquiry examined the issue of maximising the benefit of Australia's oil and gas reserves.
Report

Regulating gas pipelines under uncertainty: information paper

This information paper examines the factors causing downward pressure on domestic gas demand in Australia’s eastern states and options to manage the potential pricing risks for current and future gas consumers.
Discussion paper

Undermining climate action: the Australian way

This report estimates the emissions associated with the coal and gas projects currently planned in Australia. The vast emissions that would results from current planned fossil fuelled projects in Australia are not consistent with addressing climate change and achieving net zero emissions.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: We fact checked Barnaby Joyce on the relative size of fossil fuel exports.

Some Nationals MPs have expressed concern about the impact that cutting emissions to zero in net terms by 2050 would have on Australia's resources industries, particularly coal. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates. Verdict: Mr Joyce's claim doesn't stack up.
Report

Oil and gas exploration and production in the Beetaloo Basin: interim report

This interim report outlines the current findings from the Senate inquiry into oil and gas exploration and production in the Beetaloo Basin, with particular reference to the Industry Research and Development (Beetaloo Cooperative Drilling Program) Instrument 2021, which provides public money for oil and gas...
Report

Methane: creating a stink for Australia and the climate crisis

The Australian government’s 'gas led recovery' indicates deafness to a clear and present danger for all Australians. This report highlights the extent of Australia's methane problem, how it is set to grow if gas and coal continue to be pursued for domestic use and export...
Report

Why the Scarborough LNG development cannot proceed

Woodside and BHP’s Scarborough to Pluto LNG project is the most polluting fossil fuel project currently proposed in Australia. This report details the impacts of the project and examines Woodside’s management of climate change risks.
Report

Too little too late: gas in the COVID recovery

This paper presents analysis of the economic data in Australia over the period from pre-COVID in late 2019 to early 2021 to show there was no 'gas-led' recovery.
Report

Kicking the gas habit: How gas is harming our health

Decades of aggressive marketing to Australians has led to several misconceptions about gas. This report is about Australia’s gas industry, the threat it poses to our health, and the way out of kicking the gas habit for a cleaner, healthier and more prosperous future.
Report

Wrong way, go back

In this report, Mark Ogge argues that the Morrison Government should undertake a credible and thorough policy development process that begins with explaining and clarifying what the Gas-Fired Recovery plan aims to achieve.
Briefing paper

When the going gets tough ... the gas industry sacks workers

The analysis in this report estimates that the oil and gas industry cut around 10 percent of its workforce in the 12 months to December last year. Despite this, the Australian Government is continuing to hand out large taxpayer subsidies to the industry as part...
Report

Gas inquiry 2017–2025: interim report - January 2021

This is the tenth interim report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. The ACCC has continued its focus on the operation of the East Coast Gas Market, where there are immediate and longer-term concerns.
Report

Passing gas: why renewables are the future

This report explores the Morrison Government’s pledge to the gas industry and uncovers some unsavoury truths - that emissions from gas are under-reported, that the second biggest user of gas in Australia is the gas industry itself, that the international gas market is in crisis...
Briefing paper

Foot off the gas: how a gas-led recovery will impact Australian farmers

This paper argues that evidence-based planning for state-significant developments, such as gas mines, should balance the trade-offs between short-term economic gains and the long-term solutions for food security and ecosystem services that agriculture provides.