Oil and gas sector wants net zero by 2050

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Australia's peak oil and gas body has flagged its support for achieving net zero by 2050, as emissions continue to rise in the sector.

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association has on Friday revealed its climate change policy, which it says supports industry and the environment.

Included in the policy is support for the Paris Agreement, which aims to keep global temperature rise well below two degrees Celsius this century and try to limit it to 1.5.

APPEA is calling for net zero emissions across the Australian economy and globally by 2050.

The group's chief Andrew McConville has used the climate policy announcement to continue spruiking the use of natural gas, saying it can replace more emissions-intensive fossil fuels.

"Natural gas is a lower emitting and cleaner burning fuel than other sources, and it supports renewables and is a key pathway to large scale hydrogen development," he said.

The government's latest projections show emissions from gas production are projected to increase as east coast supply and exports grow.

Gas production in Australia is projected to grow by three per cent to 2030.

Labor's energy spokesman Chris Bowen says APPEA's support for net zero by 2050 leaves the Morrison government further isolated on the issue.

The federal government has not yet committed to the goal, with some Nationals MPs continuing to deny climate science and the target.