Natural Gas Industry Says Asian Demand Will Keep Driving Growth
By Babs McHugh
The natural gas industry says its long-term engagement with Asia has been driving a lot of the growth in the Australian economy.
But it does warn there’s a need for a greater working relationship between industry and government to ensure that continues.
Australia has been exporting liquefied natural gas, LNG, to Japan and now South East Asia for almost 50 years.
Vice-president of gas company Santos, James Baulderstone, says Australia’s energy needs must come first, but after five decades, Asia remains our growth engine.