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Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Extra relief announced for new mining projects

Proposed resource developments across Queensland will be permitted in more locations and receive a variety of incentives. Nearly 7000 sq km of land will be released for new gas and mineral...

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Pilot exploration project coming to Surat Basin

Queensland’s coal-seam gas rich Surat Basin yields a new opportunity for a pilot exploration project that could create hundreds of jobs. The State Government recently agreed to release about 58...

Victoria bans unconventional gas exploration

In a national first, the Victorian Government today announced a permanent ban on the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas, including fracking and coal seam gas. The permanent...

Coal Seam Gas

Anti-CSG group challenges well expansion in Queensland

The Western Downs Alliance has commenced legal proceedings against the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s approval of 6100 CSG wells in Queensland. The Santos GLNG Gas Field Development...

Contamination concerns after CSG wells flood

Two tanks containing CSG waste water have been tipped over in flooding waters, raising concerns about possible contamination of the Nepean River southwest of Sydney. A number of AGL’s coal seam...

Coal Seam Gas

Toll awarded contract extension with Arrow Energy

Despite tough conditions in Australia’s mining and resources sector, Toll Energy is proving itself to be a resilient presence in the marketplace with the recent extension of its contract with...

Gas investment tops Snowy Mountains Scheme

  The extraordinary growth of the natural gas industry in Australia, and especially Queensland, is set to go down in history as the largest concentration of private capital in Australia’s...

New $1.7b CSG project to create 1600 jobs

QGC has announced a two-year $1.7 billion development of its natural gas tenements, west of Wandoan, to support gas production, which is expected to create 1600 jobs for the region. The company...

Bender family respond to QRC statement

The family of anti-CSG farmer George Bender have responded to a statement released by the Queensland Resources Council yesterday, which said the farmers death had been “hijacked” by...

Anti-CSG farmer’s death “hijacked”, QRC says

In the wake of the recent death of anti-CSG farmer George Bender, Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche has released a statement sharing facts about the gas industry. Mr Roche...