Policy CSG

WA introduces fracking moratorium


The West Australian Government has placed a ban on fracking for existing and future petroleum titles in the South-West, Peel and Perth metropolitan regions.

Victoria has committed $10 million to a study on the potential development of conventional gas discoveries, despite a moratorium in place until 2020.

Legislation to permanently ban fracking returned to the Victorian Parliament yesterday, with both sides of government supporting the bans.

The Queensland Government has set potential gas supplies from a CSG pilot in the Surat Basin aside for Australian use only.

Finkel highlights need for gas development


Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has highlighted the need for policy reform in order to secure the country’s energy future.

Gas bans a risk to Victorian energy security: APGA, APPEA


Gas industry associations have slammed legislation aimed at restricting the development of natural gas in Victoria, stating that the ban threatens the Victorian economy and Australia’s East Coast gas supply....

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) welcomes comments by Queensland’s Minister for Natural Resources recognising the contribution of natural gas to Queensland’s energy mix.

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) has urged the governments of Victoria and the Northern Territory to rely on scientific evidence in their approaches to natural gas exploration and production in their jurisdictions.

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council has released a consultation paper as part of a review announced by federal and state ministers last month.

Reimagining Australia’s shale gas revolution


The polarised arguments about shale gas are inhibiting constructive debate on the role of unconventional gas in Australia’s energy future.

Community engagement: AGL’s experience at the Camden Gas Project


The Camden Gas Project, situated in the Macarthur region, southwest of Sydney, has been supplying around five per cent of the state’s gas since 2001, cohesively operating alongside the local...

Impediments to CSG industry: 5 minutes with Alan Moran


Dr Alan Moran, Director of the Institute of Public Affairs’ Deregulation Unit, is an economist who has made a specialty of regulatory matters, in particular covering energy, global warming, housing,...

South Australia's Roadmap to progress


In December 2012, the South Australian Government released its Roadmap for Unconventional Gas Projects in South Australia, setting out matters of priority to lead to increased levels of unconventional gas...

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