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AGL already fired up ahead of PM's gas threat

Scott Morrison, head and shoulders, speaking to a business audience

Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants firms to "step-up and make timely investments in the gas market" but said "if the private sector fails to act, the government will step in — as it has done for electricity transmission". Image credit: Darren England/AAP

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, thwarted in plans to keep AGL's Liddell coal-fired power plant open, wants to fund more gas generation in the NSW Hunter region and supercharge Queensland's exploitation of massive gas fields. [.....]

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