Gas Supply

Queensland gas should be supplied to Queensland first.

Globally competitive energy costs have been one of the biggest drivers of our export industries.

Over the past 15 years, we’ve seen this competitive advantage disappear as Labor and LNP governments have driven energy prices up.

Both manufacturing and minerals processing have declined. Rising energy costs have also hit primary producers hard.

KAP wants to pursue policies that minimise energy costs for households and businesses and restore our competitive advantage.

KAP wants new legislation to establish an automatic Australian Market Supply Condition on any new gas production in Queensland. This will require all new Queensland gas to be supplied to domestic end users unless it can be shown that exporting the gas will provide a greater contribution to the domestic economy. Contribution to the domestic economy is to be measured by long term job creation (either directly or in secondary industries which rely heavily on gas as an input) and economic value created in secondary industries.