Gas supply critical amid Covid-19 challenges
The Australian natural gas industry is responding to the personnel and operational challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure vital energy supplies are maintained.
APGA and the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) said in a joint media release that they are working with members, governments and energy users to ensure the delivery of essential gas supply to local customers.
APPEA Chief Executive Andrew McConville and AGPA Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies confirmed members were taking all steps necessary to ensure the production and delivery of gas supplies continued.
“Our industry provides vital energy resources to millions of Australian homes, businesses and public facilities,” Mr McConville said. “It’s essential we continue to do so and, accordingly, we are treating the operational challenges posed by COVID-19 very seriously.”
Mr Davies said the upstream and pipeline industries had robust operational integrity measures in place at all times, but were vigilant to the additional challenges posed by COVID-19.
“We are ensuring good information flows and open channels of communication as they are absolutely essential elements of the response in this rapidly changing situation,” Mr Davies said. “We are continuously monitoring the situation and are taking appropriate precautions to ensure the energy we need in our homes, commerce and industry is delivered.”
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