Submission to DISR Future of Gas Strategy Consultation Paper Alternative formats available on request to PIAC - Contact PIAC
PIAC made a submission to the Department of Industry, Science and Resources’ Future of Gas Strategy Consultation Paper. The Paper sought feedback on both domestic and export supply and demand considerations into the future.
PIAC argued that the continued domestic production, use and export of methane gas harms our health, our future prosperity and is incompatible with our global climate responsibilities. We highlighted that there can be no new gas fields approved and existing methane production and use needs to be urgently phased out.
We recommended that the department devise a gas strategy based on a merit order that seeks:
- To first remove or eliminate the requirement for gas use;
- Second, where removal is not possible, reduce and minimise the amount of gas required;
- Third, replace methane with the most appropriate, efficient and lowest emission gas alternative.