Industry Consolidation in the Age of Gas: Strategic Implications for Australia
By Andrew Pickford and Michael Petric
The Perth USAsia Centre is proud to release the latest edition of our Strategic Insights Series, an excellent piece on Australia’s energy security by Andrew Pickford & Michael Petric. In ‘Industry Consolidation in the Age of Gas: Strategic Implications for Australia’, Andrew and Michael argue that Australian policymakers need to articulate a strategy for the possibility that a large, state-owned oil company will make a bid for an Australian energy company or major energy asset. The shifting geopolitics of energy and the likelihood Australia will surpass Qatar as the world’s top gas exporter means Australia’s interests will be bound up with the energy security interests of other countries.
Andrew Pickford is the Director of the Centre’s Indo-Pacific Energy Security Program.