Crikey has reported that AGL’s Managing Director and CEO, Michael Fraser, admitted that extensive current and future gas fields across New South Wales aren’t essential for the state’s energy supply.
Fraser let slip that the Bass Strait gas supply was sufficient for New South Wales. Of particular note was Fraser’s assurance that Victoria’s Bass Strait supply would be enough to avoid shortages for NSW.
This is not the second time the gas companies have undermined their own claims about an energy crisis. In 2012, BHP’s chief executive Mike Yeager announced that the Bass Strait would supply the Eastern seaboard ‘indefinitely.’
It’s hard to believe these are the same companies telling us we need to rush into massive CSG operations in NSW.
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