Santos confident of Narrabri CSG approval by June

Energy producer Santos says it expects to receive a regulatory decision on its $3bn Narrabri coal seam gas project in NSW in the first half of 2020, with approvals also due on its Barossa gas project off northern Australia and Dorado development in Western Australia by June.

The Australian is reporting that the South Australian company had targeted Narrabri approvals by the end of March but said it now expected a decision this half, with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment reviewing the project before it goes to the state’s Independent Planning Commission.

“I’m still confident that we’ll be able to get our approvals in the first half of this year and I’ve got no indication that’s any different,” Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher said.

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