The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed AGL’s decision to select Crib Point as the preferred site for its proposed Australian LNG import terminal.
Such a facility would allow the importation of cheaper gas from interstate and international markets – improving the reliability of our gas supply and reducing the price of gas for Victorian households and businesses.
AGL will need to undertake further investigations and to undergo the usual regulatory approvals processes before construction of the facility is finally confirmed.
The Labor Government is working closely with AGL to ensure approvals processes are streamlined to avoid unnecessary delays and to bring relief to all Victorian gas consumers as quickly as possible.
The project would create 40 permanent jobs and many more during the construction phase.
Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews
“Affordable energy is critical to our economic prosperity and society. That’s why we welcome AGL’s Crib Point project – to help secure the reliability of our gas supply, drive down prices and create local jobs.”
“The fact remains that Australia is exporting two-thirds of its gas overseas. Malcolm Turnbull needs to put a cap on exports to provide immediate relief on prices.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio
“This exciting project has the potential to be a real game changer for our gas market, allowing the importation of cheaper gas to help drive down energy prices and create jobs.”
“We will continue to work closely with AGL on this exciting project, as we boost the reliability of our gas supply.”