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21/08/2014

Facts v fiction: busting CSG myths

On the frontpage of the AFR this week, many arguments prosecuted by activist groups about the production of natural gas from coal seams were exposed for what they are – fiction. “In August last year residents of Tara and Kogan on Queensland’s western Darling Downs noticed small particles of black muck…

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21/08/2014

UK set to adopt balanced approach to onshore gas development

The United Kingdom, with a population of almost 64 million people, recognises the importance of natural gas. UK Energy Minister, Matthew Hancock, has announced a new plan to promote development of an onshore natural gas industry in the UK. The government will expand the number of licenses and allow drilling in…

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21/08/2014

CSIRO report points to environmental benefits of CSG production

A new report from Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, has found that the level of greenhouse gas emitted from CSG production wells (also known as “fugitive emissions”) is very low. Fugitive emissions occur when methane escapes from production facilities, wells, pipes, compressors and other equipment associated with coal mining or…

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21/08/2014

Analysis shows cost of prolonged onshore gas moratorium

A new report from Deloitte Access Economics has found that prolonged barriers to onshore gas development (including CSG) would cost the Victorian agricultural sector $241 million in output over the next seven years, and around $4.5 billion of agricultural production nationally. The report recommends the Victoria government remove its ban on…

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24/07/2014

VIC government announces further gas consultations

The Victorian Government has announced the next stage of its onshore natural gas community consultation sessions. The Minister for Energy and Resources, Russell Northe, has confirmed that six additional open days will be held over the coming weeks – in Cullulleraine, Murrayville, Traralgon, Wangaratta, Numurkah and Heywood.   So far, ten…

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24/07/2014

South Australia embraces unconventional gas

The South Australian government has declared its support for the development of a robust onshore natural gas industry, alongside a range of new measures to support the local resources sector. The state government has decided to defer royalty payments for unconventional gas developments in an effort to accelerate investment and job…

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24/07/2014

Report shows environmental benefits of CSG and shale gas

The environmental benefits of shale and coal seam gas (CSG) have been highlighted in a new report published in the US Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The report says that electricity generated from shale gas and CSG produces around half the carbon emissions as coal-fired electricity. This places gas…

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24/07/2014

Fraccing risks “overstated” says UK environment chief

According to the UK’s Environment Agency Chairman, Lord Christopher Smith, the risks of hydraulic fracturing (or “fraccing”) have been “grossly exaggerated” by environmental activist groups. Fraccing is the process of pumping water, sand and certain chemicals, deep underground at high pressure to crack open rocks and release natural gas. Fraccing has…

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24/07/2014

Natural gas: part of the greenhouse solution

In The Weekend Australian recently, Danish writer and Adjunct Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, Bjorn Lomborg, makes a compelling argument about the significant role natural gas has and will continue to have in reducing global greenhouse emissions. In one sense, the world is a victim of its own economic success…

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03/07/2014

UK chief scientist says fraccing a “safe technology”

Hydraulic fracturing is safe when done properly, according to the UK Government’s top scientific advisor. In a recently published interview with The Guardian after a speaking tour of Britain, Professor Sir Mark Walport (pictured) said the risks involved with fraccing were manageable. His comments come as the UK Government is seeking to encourage…

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