Marshall reaffirms SA fracking limits

SA Premier Steven Marshall has told energy companies a partial ban on fracking will continue.
SA Premier Steven Marshall has told energy companies a partial ban on fracking will continue.

The partial ban on fracking in South Australia will remain, with Premier Steven Marshall telling energy chiefs of the need for a "social licence" for the controversial process.

Mr Marshall told the Australian Petroleum and Production and Exploration Association's annual conference in Adelaide on Tuesday that the moratorium in the state's southeast reflects community concerns.

He said his government did not want to see the same levels of acrimony in SA as those in Victoria and wanted the gas sector to grow, but with a "secure social licence to operate".

Australian Associated Press

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