The announcement of QGC’s new program for gas field development in the State’s Surat region has been welcomed by the State Government.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the project would secure 350 new and existing jobs during the 16-month peak construction, and sustain QGC’s gas production as older wells come off peak production.
Minister for Natural Resources Anthony Lynham says the Ruby Project is a new program of gas field development that supply both domestic and LNG markets.
Shell’s Executive Vice President for Australia and New Zealand Andrew Smith says the move is the next significant milestone in the QGC project and a further vote of confidence in Queensland’s onshore gas industry.
“We are proud to be investing in regional Queensland, creating jobs and securing gas supply for domestic and export customers into the future.”
Studies have shown that for every local person working directly in the CSG industry, a further three new indirect jobs are created within the Surat region.