Kieth Pitt confirms government supports offshore gas exploration

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated April 14 2021 - 1:33pm, first published October 21 2020 - 6:30pm
The Ocean Patriot drilling rig working 55 kilometres off Newcastle in December 2016.

Federal resources minister Keith Pitt has given the strongest indication yet that he supports a controversial proposal to extend a licence for offshore gas exploration off the Hunter's Coast.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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