Exploration & Production

Jobs under threat if Santos’s Narrabri CBM project is stopped

Adelaide-based Santos has said there could be job losses and closures if its $3.6 billion Narrabri CBM project in Australia’s Pilliga state forest does not go ahead.
By Staff reporter 20 March 2017 0 25120

Adelaide-based Santos has said there could be job losses and closures if its $3.6 billion Narrabri CBM project in Australia’s Pilliga state forest does not go ahead, according to The Australian Business Review.

The project, which has been promoted since 2011, could potentially supply up to 50% of New South Wales’ gas demand.

Despite opposition from local farmers and environmentalists, Santos said the project could start production in 2019 to ease gas shortages on the east coast, should environmental approval be received.

"The [Environmental Impact Statement: EIS] concludes...