Gas supplies are a big fracking deal

Cries of a gas shortage from Australian chief executives should be heeded – the 'anti-fracking' lobby poses a real threat to essential industries.

The hostage crisis in Algeria that came to a bloody end on the weekend is a disaster for a country that relies so heavily on gas exports to pay for its food.

Ninety-eight per cent of its export revenue comes from gas, but Algeria was already struggling to attract new investment because of rising costs, and security requirements will now increase costs even more.


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