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What is Energy Information Australia?

Energy Information Australia provides factual, evidence-based information about Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production industry.

We have a comprehensive library of industry research, reports, fact sheets and more.

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Scientific Consensus on Hydraulic Fracturing

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How is oil and gas produced?

Find out more about oil and gas, including where they come from, how they are formed and how they get from the sub-surface to your home.

What is oil and gas used for?

Petroleum, whether natural gas or oil, plays an important role in our daily lives. Find out more about when and where it is used.

Environmental management

The oil and gas industry is heavily regulated, and companies exploring for and producing oil and gas are committed to minimising their environmental impacts.

Fracturing fluid

The injected fracking fluid is typically more than 99.5% water and sand plus a very small amount of additives. Learn more about what fracturing fluid is made of.

We’ve compiled a range of fact sheets and evidence-based content to help answer your questions about Australia’s oil and gas industry.