More gas to reduce emissions: APPEA

APPEA Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Roberts.

APPEA Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Roberts.

Predictable claims by the Climate Council that Australia and the region should reduce the use of natural gas are out of step, says the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

The vast body of authoritative, independent analysis that shows that gas is critical to reducing emissions over the next 20 years according to APPEA Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Roberts.

“The International Energy Agency, the Climate Change Authority and a host of independent experts all agree that the world should be using more gas, not less, in the transition to a low-emissions economy,” said Dr Roberts.

“Australians have seen how gas-fired generation underpins energy security.

“The Australian Energy Market Operator has made this point absolutely clear. Its latest Gas Statement of Opportunities begins with the statement:

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