Records set for Aussie gas
AUSTRALIA set a new natural gas production record in 2010, while the value of liquefied natural gas ( LNG) exports also hit fresh highs. A report by energy economics group EnergyQuest shows Australian domestic gas production increased 2.7 per cent in 2010 to a record 1060 petajoules, up from 1032 PJ in 2009. Natural gas production grew strongly on the east coast, where coal seam gas production reached a record 222 PJ, an increase of 43 PJ from the previous year. Liquefied natural gas ( LNG) production rose 6.2 per cent to 19.8 million tonnes per annum.