In 2016 the Northern Territory government placed a moratorium on hydraulic gas fracking and appointed a scientific inquiry to investigate the impacts. The inquiry defied its terms of reference to arrive at a palatable solution for industry, concluding serious climate change risks could be managed, but it was up to government to determine how that would be done.

In April 2018 the NT government lifted the moratorium on fracking. Jemena, a Chinese government-owned gas pipeline company, is set for a windfall as a result of the moratorium being lifted.

A report by EJA, Fracking the Northern Territory, examined the NT Government’s decision to lift the moratorium on fracking. In July 2018 EJA, on behalf of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), requested that the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) remove an exemption that allows Jemena’s Northern Gas Pipeline to not comply with National Gas Rules.


Fracking the Northern Territory: report, media release on Jemena

EJA letter to ATO on Jemena restructure: ABC news


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