APPEA supports a national climate change policy that delivers abatement at least cost and facilitates investment outcomes consistent with there being an international price on carbon.

Natural gas as a fuel, particularly in power generation, can improve emissions outcomes in Australia, while LNG exports can help reduce the growth in global greenhouse emissions.

Therefore, APPEA supports removing regulatory impediments to increased use of gas. APPEA continues to work to ensure Australian petroleum industry remains internationally competitive and that any government climate change policy does not hinder the sector’s growth.

APPEA’s climate change policy principles are outlined here.