History of Oil and Gas in Queensland

Growth in Queensland’s petroleum industry has been rapid over the past 15 years, with significant potential for further developments in both exploration and production of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Coal Seam Gas (CSG), increasing the value of the State’s exports.

We’ve summarised the major milestones throughout the history of oil and gas in Queensland.

Accidental discovery of Queensland’s first natural gas field in Roma, with gas rising from a well being drilled for water.