Sydney Morning Herald
Energy minister Chris Hartcher told and oil and gas industry conference that the New South Wales government is determined to develop the state's coal seam gas industry to address a looming shortfall in gas supply. BHP Billiton Petroleum chief Mike Yeager told journalists that the Bass Strait field still has a large amount of gas that's undeveloped and they could supply the east coast markets indefinitely. www.smh.com.au/business/nsw-to-press-on-with-coal-seam-gas-hartcher-20120515-1yo6c.html#ixzz1vGonidlf
Paddy Manning and Peter Klinger, Sydney Morning Herald
Development of unconventional gas reserves in Australia is likely to follow the US model with a supply glut pushing gas prices back down towards the end of the decade, according to Santos managing director David Knox. www.smh.com.au/business/gas-glut-will-punish-prices-santos-20120515-1yoyr.html#ixzz1vGtCeicu
When you join all the dots and see what the fossil fuel industry has planned for the Great Barrier Reef, you can't help but be outraged. Coal and coal seam gas projects, dredging, pipelines and oil spills -- the threats to the Reef, and our land, are hard to believe.