The Northern Territory Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing is scheduled to deliver its final report by the end of March. One of the key issues the Inquiry is considering is whether or not fracking will harm water resources.
Australia needs more gas, and illogical blockers to its development should be removed. So says the world’s foremost energy authority, the International Energy Agency, in its latest report on Australia’s energy future.
China is heading towards what will likely be an unwelcome status as the world’s biggest creator of carbon emissions. But Australia is doing its bit to help reduce the impact of its urbanisation and industrial growth in the country with the world’s biggest population and second biggest economy (after the USA).
Two major landmarks for Australia’s natural gas industry this week further underline the way the industry is firing economic growth and meeting the demands of both overseas and domestic customers.
Natural gas will be a growing part of the world’s energy mix for decades to come, according to the latest analysis by the International Energy Agency. In fact the IEA expects natural gas use to increase by 45% between now and 2040.
Anti-gas activists are fond of claiming that gas fields leak like a sieve and that the ‘fugitive’ methane negates the carbon emission benefits of using natural gas for power generation.
Western Australia’s gold mining industry is currently up in arms at what it describes as a “jobs and project destroying’ planned 50% hike in the production royalty it pays to the State.
The hurricane has passed in Houston Texas, but the resultant flooding has claimed more than 20 lives and thousands of people are facing at least temporary homelessness.