Farmers have been told combating massively increased energy costs needs to be a political priority.
Rising power prices and green energy targets are have a devastating impact on regional businesses says the LNP.
Industry leaders from southern Queensland have had enough of political bickering over energy policies.
More than 80 people attended the sod turning ceremony of the Northern Gas Pipeline from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa.
The LNP says its Agriculture Energy and Water Council will address out of control electricity prices.
Energy Minister Mark Bailey says farmers need to do more if they want to reduce their electricity bills.