Coal seam gas

aerial photo of country town where methane levels are being tested

Understanding potential greenhouse gas impacts of the coal seam gas industry can help inform future decisions, including better understanding of methane.

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New CSIRO research has forecast job trends for industries which are indirectly affected by the coal seam gas (CSG) industry in Queensland over the next twenty years.

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The interesting science behind safely reinjecting the water produced when coal seam gas (CSG) is extracted, hundreds of metres underground.

Gas well equipment in a farm setting with cattle in the background

Research findings suggest CSG companies need to bridge the gap and proactively understand and engage with communities.

Group of people with hard hats on standing near a CSG well

A project that aims to provide independent scientific information on different gas development scenarios goes national.

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The Brigalow Belt in Queensland is a national hotspot for wildlife, including many species found nowhere else in the world. It is also one of the most transformed and contested areas in Australia. New research looks at the best way to conserve these species, attempting to balance competing uses of the region.

Two mean leaning on fence next to a bore coming out of ground and gas well in background with flames emerging

Injecting massive amounts of water purified after coal seam gas has been extracted may provide the irrigation water of the future as it seeps slowly through ancient sandstone rocks, according to CSIRO research.

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When attempting to answer questions about whether the coal seam gas industry (CSG) is less greenhouse intensive than the coal industry, one of the big factors to consider is fugitive methane emissions—the amount of methane that leaks from the CSG wells.