Coal seam gas

NARROWER TERMS
Policy report

The implications for human health and wellbeing of expanding gas mining in Australia

This review found growing evidence of direct health impacts, as well as a clear potential for indirect impacts of gas and oil mining on essential environmental determinants of health, including a stable climate, air quality, water quality, water security, food security, community cohesion and, in...
Report

The economic impacts of unconventional gas in Western Australia

WA’s moratorium on fracking has been overturned without consideration of economic impacts. Economic logic, and the lived experience of Queensland and the USA, shows the industry has an incentive to expand as much and as fast as possible. This has a negative impact on communities...
Discussion paper

Options for the implementation of recommendation 9.8 of NT Fracking Inquiry

The fracking inquiry that reported earlier this year recommended that unconventional gas extraction should only be permitted if the all 135 recommendations are accepted and implemented. All recommendations were accepted by the NT government when it lifted the gas moratorium.
Report

Gas and the Wide Bay Burnett economy

Gas exploration is being undertaken in the Wide Bay Burnett region. This report argues that development of gasfields would present a risk to the region’s diverse services, tourism, agricultural and manufacturing economies.
Report

GISERA and conflict of interest

This report examines the fundamental conflict of interest that underlies the Gas Industry Social and Environmental Alliance (GISERA), making it an inappropriate organisation to undertake research to evaluate the social and environmental impacts of unconventional gas development.
Report

Induced seismicity potential in energy technologies

Earthquakes attributable to human activities are called 'induced seismic events' or 'induced earthquakes.' In the past several years induced seismic events related to energy development projects have drawn heightened public attention.Although only a very small fraction of injection and extraction activities at hundreds of thousands...
Report

Hydraulic fracturing – is industry standard practice the best practice? The case for waterless fracking

Waterless fracking, where alternative fluids are used to provide the hydraulic energy to fracture rock and release natural gas, is a relatively recent innovation designed to make fracking a more safe and efficient process.
Briefing paper

Polling – state fracking moratoria and renewable energy targets

A new national poll on gas issues shows voters overwhelming support state fracking moratoriums and blame exports for gas price rises.
Report

A short-lived gas shortfall: a review of AEMO's warning of gas-supply 'shortfalls'

This report investigates AEMO’s gas-and-electricity-system modelling results, as well as the communications that followed.
Discussion paper

Independence pay: Gas industry-funded research at the CSIRO

Gas industry funding and direct involvement in research committees of GISERA, the research body that conducts research on social and environmental impacts of CSG, is potentially compromising the scientific independence of CSIRO. The five main Queensland gas companies provide the lion’s share of funding to...