SANTOS has begun to hand over more information about its Narrabri Gas Project to the state government, the Barwon MP says.
The gas giant came under fire for failing to respond to the concerns of various organisations, including 14 government agencies, in its latest submission.
"I understand they've started to provide that information," Shooters, Fishers and Farmers MP Roy Butler said.
"The wheels won't turn unless all the answers are given, and that's the job of the regulator."
Recently, a number of stories circulating the media suggested the project would be approved by the end of the year.
However, Mr Butler said there was no basis to the rumour, which was "initiated by Santos".
"Santos was basically trying to force the government in to a time frame that suit Santos," Mr Butler said.
"Nothing has has changed, there's no difference in the process. The media coverage was initiate by Santos to bring about a decision it wants sooner rather than later, instead of letting the process running as it stood."