Australia: Victoria moves to ban hydraulic fracturing

Australia: Victoria moves to ban hydraulic fracturing
Illustration purposes only (Image courtesy of QGC)

The government of the Australian state of Victoria introduced a legislation on Tuesday to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing and coal seam gas. 

It is a national first for Australia that is set to become the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, overtaking Qatar.

The Resource Legislation Amendment (Fracking Ban) Bill of 2016 will permanently ban all onshore unconventional gas exploration and development and extend the moratorium on conventional onshore gas exploration and development to 30 June 2020.

According to a statement issued by the office of premier Daniel Andrews, the ban is a response to the 2015 Parliamentary inquiry into onshore unconventional gas in Victoria.

Farming communities across the state have been calling for such legislation, and according to the statement, the ban will protect Victoria’s farming sector.

It is still unclear whether the Nationals will support the Labor Government’s legislative ban, the statement reads.


Share this article

Follow LNG World News


<< Mar 2020 >>
24 25 26 27 28 29 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Flame 2020

Flame is Europe’s largest and most influential meeting place for the global gas industry.

read more >

4th PNG Petroleum & Energy Summit

The CWC Group, in partnership with Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd.

read more >

FSRU World Congress 2020

FSRU World Congress 2020 will therefore focus on further Commercialising FSRUs through LNG-to-Power…

read more >

CWC World LNG & Gas Series: 12th Asia Pacific Summit

The 2020 Summit will offer an unrivaled programme covering relevant and significant discussion topics…

read more >