Australia could consider taking drastic action to import gas from the United States to alleviate the country’s east coast gas crisis—a farcical scenario considering Australia is the world’s biggest exporter of LNG—Australian Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan said at the APPEA Conference.

Speaking at an annual event he referred to as “my favorite conference”, Canavan, in one of his first post-election appearances that kept the Liberal-National Coalition in power, delivered a strong message of support to Australia’s oil and gas industry and a hard-hitting rebuke of its opponents.

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