Santos to cut CSG projects to focus on Pilliga

A MAJOR gas company is the latest to trim back its coal seam gas (CSG) exploration in New South Wales, as it seeks to accelerate its largest project.

Santos has announced it will not develop 50 core wells in the state's north-west and will instead seek approval for 18 core and pilot wells in the Pilliga State Forest at Narrabri.

The company says the project could supply 25 per cent of the state's gas needs if approved.

Santos spokesman Sam Crafter says other sites around Gunnedah, Coonabarabran and north of Narrabri are not viable at this stage.

"The Pilliga is where we know the most about the resource in the ground," he said.

Read more at ABC news online.



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