Fracking talk in the NT

JAPANESE gas giant Inpex is keen to frack the Northern Territory.

With the $54 billion Ichthys project now complete, Inpex chief executive Takayuki Ueba is reported as saying the company was “very interested” in exploiting the Territory’s onshore gas reserves in the Beetaloo Basin.

Inpex already has exploration rights in the Beetaloo.

NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner met with Inpex executives in Tokyo recently, on his first visit to Japan since Labor lifted its fracking moratorium in April.