State Government fuels gas exploration with $12m cash splash

A TOWERING SITE: The drill rig that is the key feature of the Haselgrove-3 operation.

BEACH Energy will ramp up its regional drilling expansion program after receiving nearly $7m from the State Government to drive conventional gas production.

The windfall is part of $12m of taxpayers money that will be ploughed into underpinning two new gas drilling exploration projects in the Penola/Nangwarry district.

This comes on top of the $6m in State Government funding for Beach Energy’s Haselgrove-3 conventional well south of Penola.

Energy company Rawson Oil and Gas – with its joint


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