Re: Gas supply gap
Whilst it is a possibility that Australian gas will be exported to another country and then imported back through the proposed import terminal, this is highly unlikely as the associated costs of doing so would not be feasible.
A more economical option would be to purchase the gas directly from where it is extracted, as opposed to obtaining gas from a region that has a need to import it.
Most of the gas available worldwide is still produced from conventional sources, such as in Qatar and Africa, so this is also the most likely source of the gas that we would buy.
We agree, as you have pointed out, this proposal can act as a ‘virtual pipeline’ to connect gas-rich areas of the country, such as Western Australia, to areas of large demand, such as Victoria.
Thanks for your input.