Coal Seam Gas

General coal seam gas frequently asked questions

The Gas Industry Social & Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA) funds research into the socio-economic and environmental impacts of the natural gas industry. GISERA has provided a fact sheet on frequently asked questions on coal seam gas.

Final Report of the Independent Review of Coal Seam Gas Activities in NSW

The Chief Scientist says that many of the technical challenges risks posed by the CSG industry can be managed. That sends a clear message to the protesters – it is time to accept the umpire’s decision and stop trying to lock other people’s gates.

GasFields Commission Queensland, Annual Report 14/15

More evidence this week of the benefits that the gas industry can deliver to regional communities and landholders, with the Queensland Gasfield Commission Annual Report showing that Queensland farmers have earned $200 million in compensation from the coal seam gas industry.

Review of the socioeconomic impacts of coal seam gas in Queensland

It found that the economic impacts of CSG development are consistent with other natural resource developments, with net positive impacts on employment, income, output, and government revenue. Broader community impacts, including social, demographic, and health outcomes, differ from other developments as a result of the geospatial dispersion of CSG activities and uncertainties about potential environmental impacts.

NSW Chief Scientist – Final Report – Independent CSG Review

The final report of an 18-month independent review of Coal Seam Gas in NSW.

Unearthing coal seam gas

A new video from Australia’s peak scientific research organisation, CSIRO, on coal seam gas.

Impact of CSG activities on property values

The NSW Valuer-General recently completed an inquiry into the impacts that CSG activities could have on property values. The final report is available from the Valuer-General’s website.

Queensland Government

Information about Queensland’s CSG-LNG industry and resources for operators, investors, holders and general public.