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In December, gas originating from the coal seam gas industry was exported from Gladstone to buyers in Asia for the first time.
It’s all part of the industry’s plans to expand this toxic industry across NSW and Queensland and jeopardise our land water in the process.

But there’s another consequence of this new plan to export gas from the east coast: the multi-national gas companies can command prices up to 300 per cent higher in the Asia-Pacific region than they can in Australia.
The effect on the domestic gas market will be a surge in the price of gas for homeowners and businesses, as overseas buyers will pay much more than we do. 
Don’t be fooled by industry and politician’s spin that there’s a shortage of gas in NSWThere’s plenty of conventional gas connected to the east coast from the South Australian Desert and Bass Strait. This gas should be reserved for use by Australian customers before it is exported.
Our towns, farmlands and water supplies must not be turned into industrial gas fields so multi-national gas companies can export to Asia for massive profits. 
The Greens are the only party with a policy to ban invasive gas mining across all NSW and transition to 100 per cent renewable energy.

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