Santos managing director and chief executive officer Kevin Gallagher claims the proposed Narrabri coal seam gas (CSG) project could fill an important niche for the domestic gas market on the east coast of Australia.
CIMIC Group has won a $90 million contract with Australia Pacific LNG to deliver over 300 coal seam gas wells in the Surat Basin, Queensland.
The Queensland Government has released land for gas exploration in the Surat Basin, under strict conditions that the gas produced is sold in Australia.
Water produced when coal seam gas (CSG) is extracted from below ground can be safely re-injected hundreds of metres underground, according to new CSIRO research.
Victoria’s ban on fracking will have far ranging impacts on the state’s energy security.
Members of the public will be able to live-stream air quality data from coal seam gas areas in Queensland following the CSIRO’s air quality measurement program.
Australian based company V2H International is launching a new environmentally safe jetting technology for the oil and gas industry. This will come after the completion of a merger between technology group Coal Bed Methane Innovations (a spin off company of CRC Mining) and Zero Radius Laterals, with the technology suitable for both surface and underground … Continue reading New fracking alternative technology to be released
The family of George Bender have blamed the deaths of 1000 pigs on pollution caused by Linc Energy’s underground coal gasification project at Chinchilla. The Bender family’s submission to the Senate inquiry into CSG regulation showed graphic images of animals affected at their piggery, which was run by George Bender up until his suicide last … Continue reading Bender family says 1000 pigs died from Linc Energy pollution
New coal seam gas field testing of Tight Radius Drilling (TRD) technology at an operation in the Bowen Basin is delivering successful results.
Communities in the Northern Rivers are celebrating Metgasco’s acceptance of the NSW government’s offer to buy back CSG licenses
A vigil will be held today at the Origin Energy AGM to commemorate Western Downs farmer and anti-fracking campaigner George Bender.
The Victorian opposition has said a current ban on fracking should be extended until at least 2020, raising concerns from the state’s industry.
Ipswich City Council has declared it will block plans to develop any new mine, mining extension, or coal seam gas project in the city.
Platts’ Gareth Carpenter and Ross McCracken discuss methods coal miners are using to lift the industry out of the ‘coaldrums’.
A New South Wales MP has labelled CSG activists as a “bunch of retired ex-Sixties protestors”.
NSW deputy premier Troy Grant has called for an end to CSG mining in northern NSW.
The NSW Government has cleared AGL of using banned chemicals in any of its fracture stimulation fluid or drilling process at the Waukivory CSG project.
Australia’s “looming gas shortage” – the basis for calls to deregulate coal seam gas – may not be real after all. But gas prices are still set to rise, and that’s an area where coal seam gas could help.
Santos says its $US18.5 billion Gladstone LNG project will produce first gas around the end of the third quarter this year.
Have the figures on CSG and the spread of fracking been grossly exaggerated?