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$10b and 50,000 jobs on the agenda at APPEA oil and gas expo

The Australian natural gas industry has over $200 billion worth of projects on the drawing board that will, if realised, create 50,000 jobs and deliver $10 billion in government revenue each year, according to the organisers of the APPEA oil and gas conference.

The 2009 APPEA Conference & Exhibition, scheduled to be held in Darwin from 31st May to 3rd June, is reportedly the largest annual gathering of the oil and gas industry in the southern hemisphere.

According to the APPEA organisers, the conference will focus on the natural gas industries plans that could help to avoid 180 million tonnes of global greenhouse gas emissions annually.

APPEA will also focus on the New Frontiers emerging in Australia’s oil and gas industry including policy developments, new geographic frontiers, commercial and technology frontiers.

It will be held at Darwin’s new Convention Centre and is anticipated to host more than 1,500 oil and gas industry people.

This year’s conference will highlight the significant changes the industry has experienced over the past 12 months and the new opportunities 2009 presents.

Delegates can hear how oil and gas companies are confronting these new frontiers as they seek to develop projects with the potential for creating 50,000 jobs, $10 billion in government revenue each year and avoiding 180 million tonnes of global emissions, the APPEA organisers say.

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