On the price of gas

Chief Executive Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Cheryl Cartwright writes: Re. "The gas cartel price-gouging us into 'energy poverty'" (yesterday). International gas prices and the international market is far more complex than suggested in this article. There are price pressures in Australia mainly because a substantial amount of the gas that might normally have been directed to the domestic market is being redirected to meet export contracts. Coincidentally and unfortunately the low international price has reduced expenditure on exploration in Australia.