South Australian natural gas outlook

Natural gas is the second most important primary energy source for South Australia, second only to transport fuels and critical for power generation and industrial, commercial and retail customers. However the Cooper Basin, the source of almost all SA natural gas production, is currently only able to meet around 80% of SA demand and the state is also reliant on gas imports from Queensland and Victoria, the future of both of which is uncertain. Increasing production from both the Cooper Basin and the onshore Otway Basin in the state’s south-east is important and achievable. Both basins have significant upside. The presentation made by Graeme Bethune to the SA Chamber of Mines and Energy Natural Gas Forum on 25 September 2019 can be downloaded here.