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February 19 2013, 12:19AM

Petrol producers also said NSW was now on track for higher energy prices.

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) said NSW imported 95 per cent of its natural gas from interstate, and the decision would have major ramifications for business as well as householders.

"Today's decision creating no-go zones will strangle efforts to safely source natural gas," APPEA eastern region chief operating officer Rick Wilkinson said in a statement.

"That's bad news for all users."

He said the introduction of blanket "no-go" zones wasn't based on sound science.

APPEA had joined other stakeholders in requesting an emergency meeting with Mr O'Farrell to discuss the announcement, Mr Wilkinson said.