Gas bans would be a risk to Victorian energy customers

New legislation to ban all onshore unconventional gas exploration and development in Victoria could lead to higher energy costs and supply risks for energy customers, Energy Networks Australia said today.

Energy Networks Australia Chief Executive Officer John Bradley said access to natural gas was vital to enable Victoria’s transition to a cleaner energy future.

“Blanket bans on gas development are a high risk strategy, given no other state depends more on secure access to this low carbon energy source than Victoria,” Mr Bradley said.