Santos and Denison Gas have been given the green light to begin exploring for new gas in Queensland.
Mines Minster Anthony Lynham announced today that Santos would seek new gas between Chinchilla and Roma, while Dension Gas would start searching for gas near Emerald.
Santos is set to explore across more than 2000km2 in the Surat and Bowen Basins, with nearly half the land set aside to produce gas for domestic use.
“Santos is a proven gas explorer and producer and has been pumping gas in Queensland for the past 50 years,” Lynham said. “They will be able to use their existing gas infrastructure and plug straight in and get gas to market faster.”
Dension Gas will explore gas to supply to Australian-only users from 568km2 of land southeast of Emerald in the Bowen Basin.
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