Originally published in ABC The Drum on April 24, 2013

newsCoal seam gas protesters shouldn’t be blamed for rising gas prices in Australia – for that, the gas industry can thank only itself.

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) is blaming opposition to coal seam gas for the coming rise in gas prices.

APPEA’s argument is that there is a shortage of gas in Australia and so we need new gas production to stop the price rise. They conveniently forget to explain why there is a shortage of gas.

To read more of Matt Grudnoff’s opinion piece published on The Drum, click here.

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