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Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports continue to underpin the ongoing growth and strength of Australia’s economy, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures.According to the National Accounts, resources and energy exports accounted for more than half of total growth in the June 2019 quarter with GDP growing by 0.5 percentage points.The value-added by the oil and gas industry to the Australian economy increased to $34.5 billion in 2018-19, a jump of 19 percent compared with 2017-18, according to the ABS figures. The main driver of this growth was increased production from new LNG facilities.Commenting on the ABS findings, APPEA chief executive Andrew McConville said this reaffirmed the significance of LNG exports for sustaining Australia’s economic growth.“LNG exports are a vital source of strength for our economy and will provide decades of future growth and prosperity,” McConville said.“However, for the LNG sector to continue to thrive and be a key driver of the economy, exploration and development must be fostered not restricted – and industry must continue to have confidence to invest.“The best way to put downward pressure on gas prices remains more gas supply,” McConville said.He said if the industry can further explore and develop gas resources with far-sighted support from governments, Australia’s natural gas can continue to underpin a nation-building shift to a lower-carbon, sustainable energy economy.
Son breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankleProof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injuryPrem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horrorEverton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankleEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort SonSon ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woeTosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle 2 Son was left distraught after realising his tackle contributed to Angel Gomes’ injuryCredit: GettyA Premier League statement said: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”It appeared that Gomes’ leg got caught in the turf as he landed awkwardly in the 78th minute.Son’s tackle forced him to ground, with Serge Aurier then colliding with the former Barcelona ace just as he hit the deck.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himSeamus Coleman instantly called for medics to treat his team-mate, as Cenk Tosun cradled Gomes’ head as he laid screaming on the floor.Aurier – who was involved in the collision – had to be replaced five minutes after Gomes went off.He looked visibly distraught and was seen praying as Goodison Park fell silent. 📝 | An injury update on @aftgomes.We’ll be with you all the way, Andre. 💙 #EFC pic.twitter.com/1OSatH4ljd— Everton (@Everton) November 3, 2019 ANDRE GOMES will undergo surgery today after suffering a broken and dislocated right ankle.The Everton midfielder, 26, was rushed to nearby Aintree hospital yesterday after picking up the gruesome injury.2 Andre Gomes is taken off with a horrific-looking leg injuryCredit: ReutersHe was taken off on a stretcher following a tackle by Spurs star Son, who was given a red card and left the field in tears.And the Toffees released a statement last night giving an update on the Portuguese star’s health.It read: “Andre Gomes will undergo surgery tomorrow; he was taken to Aintree hospital, accompanied by club medical staff.”Tests confirm he has suffered a fracture dislocation to his right ankle.”Son broke down in tears after his mis-timed tackle on Gomes led to his injury.The traumatised South Korean was initially going to be awarded a yellow card for a foul on the 26-year-old.But Martin Atkinson upgraded it to a red as medics rushed to the aid of the Portuguese ace.