NCM recommends energy be deemed ‘essential’

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The NCM is operating through the Department of Home Affairs and together with the states and territories will coordinate the whole of government responses to issues outside the direct health management of COVID-19.

APGA CEO Steve Davies said although there was still much to resolved, this recommendation was “an extremely welcome development.”

“A meeting last week of the Energy Coordination Mechanism which feeds into the National Coordination Mechanism provided us with an opportunity to inform decision-making,” he said.

“To that end, we last week asked all our company representatives to provide information on their essential roles and functions of the various parts of the supply chain.

“Our members had only a very short time to respond as the circumstances were changing rapidly.

“Nevertheless, we received a significant amount of information which we put into a brief for governments to inform their decision-making.

“This is a great outcome and we would like to thank all the members who responded so quickly to our request for information.”

Last month, APGA and the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) released a joint statement saying both groups would continue to work with members and the government to ensure the industry would continue operate as best it could during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information visit the APGA website.

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