History of Oil and Gas in South Australia

Since natural gas was first discovered in South Australia, the state has benefitted enormously from its natural resources. Historically, locally produced gas was not only used to generate electricity and heat South Australian’s homes, but also to power the region’s timber milling, pulp and paper milling, and commercial food production.

Development of South Australia’s oil and gas industry also has the effect of building a network of third-party suppliers, opening possibilities for local entrepreneurship and employment in fields that support the local production sites.

We’ve outlined some of the key milestones for oil and natural gas development in South Australia.

First oil exploration in SA at Alfred Flat near Salt Creek (north of the Otway Basin)

More about oil and gas in South Australia