You and CSG
As at March 2013:
3,780 signed agreements for Natural CSG NSW & QLD. QLD is 3,499.
Under Australian law, property rights and mineral rights have been separate since the 1850s.
All underground resources in Australia, including Natural CSG, are owned by the Crown – not the person who owns the land under which they sit.
However, landholders do have legal rights regarding access, negotiation and compensation.
APPEA's Principles of Conduct include an expectation that companies will engage openly and effectively with the communities in the regions where they operate.
This includes developing good long-term relationships with landholders and local communities based on building mutual trust and respect. Natural CSG operations are long-term in nature with operations in place there for 25 to 30 years.
APPEA emphasises the need to respect landholders' rights, privacy, property and activities. Consultation should involve talking early, talking often, showing respect and compensating fairly.
Natural CSG companies cannot enter land without the landholders' knowledge or consent and must negotiate with the landholder on the placement of any wells or infrastructure. Often it is possible to put wells and pipelines along fencelines or roadsides in order to minimise disruption to farming activities.
Companies must also rehabilitate drilling sites and the sites of wells that have ended their producing lives. Any damage to a property must be promptly rectified.
Landholders are entitled to financial compensation for Natural CSG activities on their properties.
Many farmers find that payments from Natural CSG companies provide a welcome source of steady and predictable additional cashflow.
To view the Queensland Land Access Code click here.
The Natural CSG industry is creating thousands of jobs in major cities, regional centres and rural areas.
Three major Natural CSG-to-LNG developments are developing major gas export projects that link inland Queensland gas fields to Gladstone.
These and other smaller projects – including Natural CSG developments to supply gas for power stations, industry or household use – are creating jobs throughout Queensland and NSW.
Many other jobs are also being created with suppliers and contractors, such as drilling and services companies. This sector is now a major employer in Queensland's Toowoomba and Western Downs regions, which have unemployment rates that are well below the southern Queenland and national averages. At the end of 2011, the Natural CSG industry employed 12,113 people (4578 directly and 7535 as contractors).
Several Natural CSG companies have employment and careers webpages, including apprenticeship applications and skills scholarship forms.
Natural CSG companies are spending many millions of dollars on local services and supply contracts.
They welcome enquiries from potential suppliers. Several Natural CSG company websites provide query or registration of interest forms for suppliers.
For more information see: Energy Skills Queensland - Natural CSG/LNG Projects in Queensland
Natural Coal SeamGas @NaturalCSG: RT @APPEALtd: NSW gas crunch edges closer http://t.co/FlAN5U1QXE #nswpol
Rick Wilkinson @Rick_Wilkinson_ : RT @AgForceQLD: In Roma for our #CSG water workshops @AndrewCrippsMP addresses our welcome function. #agchatoz http://t.co/pPGzkWXop1
Rick Wilkinson @Rick_Wilkinson_ : Visited Roma farmer. 30+ #CSG wells on property and cattle nos up due to CSG $'s for capital improvements and use of CSG water access.
Rick Wilkinson @Rick_Wilkinson_ : Even old timers agree #csg beneath feet has brought jobs and prosperity to small towns #qldpol #nswpol #auspol http://t.co/BTGsu2K6V0
Natural Coal SeamGas @NaturalCSG: RT @aglenergy: AGL is supporting the Our Natural Advantage campaign that launched today #ouradvantage
Natural Coal SeamGas @NaturalCSG: Auditing and inspection targets of Qld CSG activities exceeded http://t.co/InNlGKMHqp @pgcleary
Natural Coal SeamGas @NaturalCSG: NSW running out of natural gas options - energy woes explained here http://t.co/Vti3jYRrv0 #nswpol
Rick Wilkinson @RWilkinsonAPPEA: To @Australian Letter to editor: @adamshandy's story ‘Rural paradise now a living hell’ omits vital information. --> http://t.co/LRFYS8k6Gh
Rick Wilkinson @RWilkinsonAPPEA: It's time to end duplication of #CSG regulation now. Rudd "there is danger Aust will price itself out of Int market" http://t.co/RP8ECV01ZV
Rick Wilkinson @RWilkinsonAPPEA: Resources Minister Gary Gray warns 'Russian & East Africa threaten to eat up the Asian market for Natural Gas' http://t.co/VNOlDDutAE
Natural Coal SeamGas @NaturalCSG: RT @APPEALtd: Check out the other major #Origin decider today that's happening between NSW & QLD #nswpol #qldpol #qlder #uptheblues http://…
Rick Wilkinson @RWilkinsonAPPEA: “benefits of natural #CSG are clear – jobs, investment & royalties can be used by gov to the benefit of all Qlders. http://t.co/BqtuE1vIlO
Natural Coal SeamGas @NaturalCSG: QLD Government says #CSG is driving the growth in QLD '$60bn investment is transforming regional communities' #auspol http://t.co/2Y4hOgrGtg
Natural Coal SeamGas @NaturalCSG: From @GrattanInst “NSW experiences a supply shortfall of around 150 terajoules, over one sixth of its forecast” http://t.co/JnGtGY834U #csg
Natural Coal SeamGas @NaturalCSG: The #QLDbudget is providing the benefits from the gas industry to all Queenslanders http://t.co/ci0SGhzCQy
Rick Wilkinson @RWilkinsonAPPEA: QLD Dep Premier Jeff Seeney: we are seizing the opportunities of CSG for the benefit of all Qlders #appea2013
Natural Coal SeamGas @NaturalCSG: RT @RWilkinsonAPPEA: QLD Dep Premier Jeff Seeney: Queenslanders are seeing the increasing benefits of CSG #appea2013
Rick Wilkinson @RWilkinsonAPPEA: McKinsey: one third of landed LNG cost is tax. #appea2013
Rick Wilkinson @RWilkinsonAPPEA: McKinsey: 69% of revenues from unconventional natural gas stays in country. #appea2013
Rick Wilkinson @RWilkinsonAPPEA: Bechtel: 88% of 9000 workforce on qld LNG projects are Queenslanders. #appea2013
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Natural Coal SeamGas #NaturalCSG: Gas policy farce – greens say “no” to proven cleaner energy #naturalcsg #csg #auspol http://t.co/nOicpcaAFG
Rick Wilkinson @RWilkinsonAPPEA: Do the Greens condemn @LocktheGate for blocking farmers who said Yes? http://t.co/5jrG3MorEz #naturalcsg #csg
Rick Wilkinson @RWilkinsonAPPEA: Gas Co's CEO's discuss future of gas production in Australia & thinking ahead on energy reform http://t.co/vTR92A7TEj #naturalgas #auspol
NATURAL GAS #NaturalCSG: RT @RWilkinsonAPPEA: Toowoomba set to capitalise on multi-billion natural CSG/LNG projects #naturalcsg #qldpol #nswpol http://t.co/p2LIMbCDFb
Natural Coal SeamGas @NaturalCSG: RT @RWilkinsonAPPEA: Do you agree with @senatormilne and support a farmers right to say yes to natural CSG? http://t.co/5jrG3MorEz #natural…
Natural Coal SeamGas #NaturalCSG: RT @RWilkinsonAPPEA: Toowoomba set to capitalise on multi-billion natural CSG/LNG projects #naturalcsg #qldpol #nswpol http://t.co/p2LIMbCDFb
Rick Wilkinson @RWilkinsonAPPEA: US Ambassador Kim Bealsey confirms cheap energy produced by natural gas is reviving the US economy http://t.co/l2kHQqV5DO #naturalcsg
Natural Coal SeamGas @NaturalCSG: RT @RWilkinsonAPPEA: US Ambassador Kim Bealsey confirms cheap energy produced by natural gas is reviving the US economy http://t.co/l2kHQqV…
Natural Coal SeamGas @NaturalCSG: Tonight’s #Budget that affect exploration costs will hurt the oil and gas industry's int competitiveness http://t.co/y3JCDNtfqs
Natural Coal SeamGas @NaturalCSG: RT @RWilkinsonAPPEA: Natural CSG fraccing is a well est, tightly regulated technology that has been used safely for years http://t.co/ISqIV…
Rick Wilkinson @RWilkinsonAPPEA: In QLD 27,252 jobs have been created from a bumper industry #CSG that helps sustain growth & a strong economy #qanda http://t.co/v1OL8uRfOM
Natural Coal SeamGas @NaturalCSG: US EPA says methane from gas production is decreasing, even as more wells & greater production come online http://t.co/QVCkIHzyMA #csg
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