COAG Energy Council Gas Supply Strategy
Publication date: Friday, 04th December 2015.
The COAG Energy Council's objective is to maximise the benefit to the Australian community from the responsible development of gas resources.
In keeping with the Council's Gas Market Vision released in December 2014, the Council agreed that gas resources should be better utilised to meet community expectations in delivering this objective.
The Gas Supply Strategy is the Council's commitment to improving collaborative efforts between jurisdictions on scientific and regulatory issues associated with onshore gas.
On 19 August 2016, the Council released its original Gas Supply Strategy Implementation Plan for Collaborative Actions.
On 25 August 2017, Council agreed to amendments to the Gas Supply Strategy and Gas Supply Strategy Implementation Plan for Collaborative Actions to:
include onshore conventional gas more explicitly, offshore gas, and underground gas storage;
include references to the western and northern gas markets;
in response to the 2017-18 Federal Budget, communicate information for landholders and communities about the onshore gas industry, including information to assist landholders in negotiating access to land for gas developments; and
include other generic and factual updates.
On 27 June 2018, answers to a set of frequently asked questions about onshore gas development in Australia were released. The FAQs document was developed by the Upstream Petroleum Resources (UPR) Working Group and a revised version was published in May 2019.
Following a review of the implementation plan in early 2018, Council agreed on 10 August 2018 to extend Gas Supply Strategy implementation until the end of 2020. On 18 December 2018, the extended GSS Implementation Plan was released.
To date, five implementation progress reports have been published. The reports contain information about activities up to 31 December 2018.
Individual jurisdictions will continue to determine their level of participation and how they use the outcomes of the strategy. However, Council members will continue to share information and experiences, regardless of individual Government policy positions.
If you are interested in more information or being involved in future implementation efforts, please send an email to email@example.com.