Department gives Narrabri Gas Project the tick

Santos's Narrabri Gas Project has received backing from the New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, recommending its "approval with strict conditions".

The ABC is reporting that after three years of consideration, the department has referred the multi-billion-dollar project to the state's Independent Planning Commission, and Minister Rob Stokes has requested a determination within 12 weeks.

A public hearing will be held as part of the IPC's deliberations.

Santos is seeking approval to drill 850 coal-seam gas wells across 1,000 hectares south-west of Narrabri.

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