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Risks and impacts from high pressure gas pipelines

June 11, 2022

High pressure gas pipelines require extensive clearing and digging of deep trenches (1-2m) to enable pipelines to be buried.  Pipelines are particularly damaging where soils are highly erodible or acidic, where they cross rivers and creeks, and where they affect important farmland or wildlife...

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Carbon Capture (Use) & Storage

March 09, 2022

Huge amounts of CO2 are produced when fossil fuels are extracted, processed and burnt, and by various industrial processes like steel, cement and fertiliser manufacturing. CCS, or ‘carbon capture & storage’ aims to stop this CO2 entering the atmosphere. But does it work?Download the...

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CSG and Fracking Mythbusters

February 25, 2022

The gas industry makes a lot of claims about the benefits of unconventional gas extraction that just don't stand up under close inspection. This page sorts the fact from the fiction and provides referenced answers to the common questions asked about fracking, coal seam...

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Channel Country Gas Impacts

September 06, 2021

The rivers of the Kati Thanda/Lake Eyre Basin in Queensland are some of the last free-flowing desert rivers on earth.  They have extraordinary cultural significance for First Nations peoples who have cared for these landscapes for thousands and thousands of years. At the last...

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Shale Oil Development in Australia

January 29, 2020

What is shale oil?  Shale oil is a high-quality crude oil found deep underground in combination with shale gas, between layers of shale rock, impermeable mudstone, or siltstone. Like shale gas, shale oil production requires unconventional methods such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to facilitate...

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Unconventional Gas: Coal Seam Gas Risks

April 12, 2018

Coal seam gas (CSG) mining is a risky, invasive form of unconventional gas mining.  Coal seam gas extraction usually involves tens of thousands of gas wells, with roads, pipelines, compressor stations, wastewater dams, and other infrastructure.  A CSG project can spread across hundreds of...

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Unconventional Gas: Shale and Tight Gas & Fracking Risks

April 11, 2018

What is the difference between conventional and unconventional gas? The difference between conventional and unconventional gas is the geology of the reservoirs from which they are extracted and the different extraction techniques which are therefore required to obtain commercial quantities of gas. Download the...

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Coal Mining: Water Impacts of the Adani Coal Mine

March 21, 2018

Adani’s proposed mega-coal mine will be the largest in Australia and one of the largest in the world. The mine puts at risk water resources that are the lifeblood of Central Queensland. These sources include rivers, ancient springs, and aquifers of the Great Artesian...

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