Research and Resources

Independent Expert Scientific Committee on CSG and Large Coal Mining

The Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development  provides scientific advice on the impact that coal seam gas and large coal mining development may have on Australia’s water resources.

It was established as a statutory committee in 2012 by the Australian Government in response to community concerns about coal seam gas and coal mining.

ACOLA study on shale gas in Australia

ACOLA brings together Australia’s four independent Learned Academies – Australian Academy of the Humanities, Australian Academy of Science, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering – to contribute to inform national policy and to develop innovative solutions to complex global problems and emerging national needs.

This landmark report takes an indepth look at the issues relating to shale gas in Australia.

CSIRO report on fugitive emissions from CSG wells

Day, S., Dell’Amico, Fry, R., Javanmard Tousi, H., (2014). Field Measurements of Fugitive Emissions from Equipment and Well Casings in Australian Coal Seam Gas Production Facilities. CSIRO, Australia:


NZ Oil and Gas Industry regulation

A comprehensive report from the New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum

The department is the regulatory and oversight body for Western Australia.

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.

Key World Energy Statistics

The International Energy Agency publishes an annual overview of world energy statistics.

Debunking Gasland, again

Another round of debunking – this time in relation to Gasland II.