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.
More anti-gas health claims have emerged this summer – but for those watching the industry over the past five years, they have a very familiar ring. The latest claims are published in the International Journal of Environmental Studies.
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.
If activists are genuinely worried about methane emissions, they ought to focus their attention on sheep and cattle – not coal-seam gas.
East Coast manufacturers and small business employers can breathe a little more easily today, thanks to natural gas producers in the north.
The interesting concept of introducing hydrogen into natural gas took a step forward this week.
Power prices are at the centre of political debate this week, with retail practices coming under scrutiny. But there is a bigger picture which many in office in the State Governments – particularly Victoria.