METGASCO managing director Peter Henderson says a deal that would give the company access to an old US oilfield won't shift its plans for the Northern Rivers. Gas producer Metgasco yesterday created history by making the first conventional onshore gas discovery of any size in NSW for a century. Managing director David Johnson said the Kingfisher E1 well Metgasco gas operation in Casino, which has now been suspended. Photo Northern Star Archives Northern Star Archives. Business. Metgasco at the centre of takeover bid by Cathy Adams. Cathy Adams I Gas company Metgasco is so determined to drill for unconventional gas in northern NSW it is prepared to make enemies of old friends — the NSW Coalition government. On September 1, Metgasco declared it was halting talks with Mike Baird's government and suing it for damages. Metgasco will learn today from the Office of Coal Seam Gas (OCSG) if the suspension is lifted on the right to sink exploration wells at Bentley, near Lismore and Casino. Ms Cerese says once Metgasco has established this site sits atop natural gas, the Domestic Petroleum Act means as long as a production licence is issued by the NSW Government the project can Its only petroleum exploration licence and tenure in NSW covered about 7100sq km in a horseshoe-shaped area around Casino in northeastern NSW, in the same basin as Metgasco.
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