Lakes Oil files in Victorian Court of Appeal

Lakes Oil has filed documents in the Victorian Court of Appeal over a decision in favour of the Victorian gas moratorium.

After the Victorian Government widened the scope of the 2017 moratorium to include all onshore gas exploration until 2020, Lakes Oil took the case to court.

It argued that it should still be allowed to carry out minimum work requirements in preparation for when the moratorium was lifted.

Lakes Oil has now filed documents to appeal the decision of Justice Macaulay who ruled the company was not permitted to carry out work for its gas exploration projects while the bans were still in place.

In statement, Lakes Oil said it believed Justice Macaulay “erred in arriving at his decision” and the company has now served an application for leave to appeal on the Victorian Minister for Resources.

The minister’s response to the appeal is due on 30 November 2018.

For more information visit the Lakes Oil website.

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