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Introduction

What is coal seam gas (CSG)?

Coal seam gas (or coal bed methane) is natural gas that is found in association with coal seams, whereas conventional natural gas is found in association with other geological forms such as sandstones and shales. Coal seam gas resources are prevalent in Queensland and NSW, but also occur elsewhere in Australia. The drive to develop the resource in Australia has been the result of the liquefied natural gas market which allows the export of gas to key expanding markets in Japan, China and South Korea. These countries have very aggressive consumption targets to replace coal and nuclear power.


Publication Date

2016

Keywords

coal seam gas (CSG), Fracking, extraction, water

Disciplines

Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Natural Resources and Conservation | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Oil, Gas, and Energy