Santos’ operations in New South Wales (NSW) are focused on the development of natural gas from coal seams in the Narrabri area in north west NSW.
Santos’ proposed Narrabri Gas Project could supply NSW homes, small businesses, major industries and electricity generators with up to half the state’s natural gas needs and bring substantial economic benefits to Narrabri and the region.
It is estimated the Project will deliver approximately 1,200 jobs during construction and 200 ongoing positions as well as significant opportunities for local businesses, contractors and suppliers. Royalties of more than $1.6 billion will be generated to fund state services and facilities and a $160 million fund will be established to benefit the local community.
Santos is finalising the Environmental Impact Statement for the project, which will be submitted later this year. The project will be assessed by both the State and Commonwealth Governments, with extensive community consultation throughout that assessment process.
Should approval be granted, Santos will develop the project safely, sustainably and without impacting local agriculture.
Santos operates in the Pilliga on the traditional lands of the Gomeroi peoples.