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The Plan for Accelerating Exploration (PACE) Gas grant program aims to increase gas supplies and increase competition between gas suppliers in South Australia. The conditions of the grant program are that gas users (firstly electricity generators, followed by industry and then retail consumers in South Australia) will be provided with a first right to agree commercial terms to contract gas resulting from successful grant-supported projects.

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PACE Gas Rounds 1 and 2 at a glance

Grant operators - Santos, Senex, Strike, Beach and Vintage.

PACE Gas Rounds 1 and 2 details


PACE Gas Round 1 Grant Program - Results including successful grant applications can be viewed here.

Key dates and deadlines

Round 1 (closed)

 24 October 2016 Public call for PACE Gas project proposals
4pm CDT 16 December 2016 Project Proposal lodgement deadline
March 2017 Announcement of successful proposals
March/April 2017 Funding Deeds issued and executed. Funding can be distributed from this date

PACE Gas Round 1 Grant Criteria can be viewed here

Round 2 (closed)

17 March 2017 Public call for second round PACE Gas project proposals
4pm CST 1 August 2017        Project Proposal lodgement deadline
In October 2017 Announcement of successful proposals

PACE Gas Round 2 Grant Criteria can be viewed here

For more information, contact:

All comments, inquiries and applications for PACE Gas Round 2 grants may be addressed to:

Elinor Alexander
Director Geoscience and Exploration
Energy Resources Division
The Department for Energy and Mining
Level 7, 11 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Phone: +61 8 8429 2436