The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has congratulated Senex Energy on signing a new gas supply agreement for up to 11 petajoules (PJ) of natural gas from the company’s Atlas operation in the state’s Surat Basin to supply Adbri’s South Australian manufacturing operations to 2030.
QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said today’s announcement showcases the critical role Queensland’s gas industry is playing in boosting jobs in industry and manufacturing in other parts of the country.
QRC member Senex has now signed almost 60 PJ of natural gas sales agreements – supplied from its Atlas operation near Wandoan – with a range of household names including CSR Building Projects, Orora, Visy Glass, CleanCo Queensland and Southern Oil Refining.
“Senex’ Atlas operation is a domestic-only gas production tenure, which is only offered in Queensland, and ensures Australia’s manufacturing industries can access the gas they need to operate,” Mr Macfarlane said.
“The QRC has always been a strong supporter of Queensland’s domestic gas policy and today’s announcement is another example of how this state continues to do all the heavy lifting to provide extra gas for the eastern Australian market.
“Queensland’s resources industry is playing a critical role in keeping the Queensland economy working and we should make full use of our state’s abundance of renewable and non-renewable energy resources.”
Senex has agreed to supply low-carbon cement manufacturer Adbri with natural gas for seven years from 2023.