Except that the SA LIb's ban is for onshore fracking, specifically in the South East iirc. Fracking should probably be abandoned as an extraction technique as it's terribly disruptive.bits wrote:You know what could be a smart political move?
SA Labor to announce that new gas exploration will be linked to supply of gas fired stations in Adelaide.
SA Liberal have a ban on new exploration which will make for an election argument of "Liberal will withdraw the gas allocated to power stations putting reliability at risk and prices will sky rocket, undoing all the great work SA Labor has done"
The gas will come from liberal stronghold farmland, because that is where the gas is.
The liberals will be bent over a barrel.
Lose votes over power or lose votes over mining in farmland.
Lets find out in 12 hours...
The liquefaction plant has changed the gas market. Previously gas was cheap and plentiful. Now it's a premium export. Time to look elsewhere. Storage seems to be the answer.
Although Mr Koutsantonis this morning said their plan would, "incentivise the production of natural gas from South Australian reserves and make the most of the state's abundant reserves of sun and wind energy." So you might be right.