At least one gas explorer in Western Australia (WA) has threatened to quit the sector following a ban on onshore fracking in the region’s southwest from this month and a temporary cessation elsewhere in the state pending the results of an independent scientific enquiry.
WA’s move against fracking, which took effect on 5 September, represents a surprising turn of events for Australia’s most-prolific petroleum state. It follows the accession of a new Labor government in WA with a strong clean energy mandate.
Whitebark Energy says the moratorium...
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