This final report assesses greenhouse gas emissions of a coal seam gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Queensland, and the relative climate benefits of using Queensland natural gas in place of thermal coal as fuel for generation of electricity in Australia.
The World Energy Outlook (WEO) is the gold standard of long-term energy analysis. The 2018 edition provides updated analysis to show what the latest data, technology trends and policy announcements might mean for the energy sector to 2040.
With the experience of over three decades of seismic surveying, no evidence has been found to suggest that seismic operations have resulted in physical injury or damage to hearing in any marine mammal — a group of animals that includes whales, seals and dugongs.
This report aims to describe the characteristics of triggered earthquakes, and to develop a path towards quantification of the earthquake hazards and induced seismicity effects associated with coal seam gas (CSG) production
The study compares the environmental impact of the electricity generated in four target markets, from LNG originating from Browse and Scarborough, with the environmental impact of specific electricity grid mixes in the same markets. The analysis demonstrates how Browse and Scarborough-sourced gas would compare, either on a grid-average basis, directly against coal-fired generation, or against a portfolio of fossil fuel power sources.
This summary report provides a high level overview of the estimated direct and indirect economic impacts on the Australian and Western Australian economies over the life of the projects that make up the Burrup Hub.
This Report follows a comprehensive review of scientific literature and evidence, multiple public meetings in the Kimberley, the Midwest and Perth, the consideration of more than 9,500 public submissions, and targeted stakeholder consultations with agencies, industry and nongovernmental organisations. The Report also reflects and incorporates independent peer review by experts from across Australia.
A study to assess air quality of this region and investigate the influence of coal seam gas (CSG) activities on air quality.
This 2018 in-depth review analyses these and other energy policy challenges facing Australia, and provides recommendations for further policy improvements.
Scientific knowledge on methane seeps in the Condamine River including natural and human causes, and the human and environmental health and safety impacts of methane escaping from underground.
This factsheet sets out what the science tells us about methane emission sources from coal seam gas production.
Field Measurements of Fugitive Emissions from Equipment and Well Casing in Australia Coal Seam Gas Production Facilities
To provide quantitative information on emissions from CSG operations, CSIRO and the federal Department of the Environment initiated a project to measure emissions from a range of production wells in Queensland and NSW.
CSIRO study to measure fugitive methane emissions from well completion and workoveractivities for Department of the Environment and Energy.
This report is the final and overarching report of the independent review of coal seam gas activities in NSW undertaken by the Chief Scientist and Engineer.
Hydraulic fracturing for shale and tight gas in Western Australia drinking water supply: Human Health Risk Assessment
This document introduces and reviews many of the recent investigations into hydraulic fracturing and its potential to impact public health.
2015 Report from the Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs Implications for Western Australia of Hydraulic Fracturing and Unconventional Gas.
The review found the socioeconomic impacts differ as a result of the dispersion of the resource and the need for coexistence withlandholders.
Recommendations to reduce the identified risks associated with any development of any onshore shale gas industry in the Northern Territory.
Hydraulic fracturing techniques, including reporting requirements and governance arrangements.
A study of shale gas in Australia by the Australian Council of Learned Academies.