Queensland Regional Fact Sheets on Coal and Gas

Published: February 14, 2020

A series of fact sheets compiled by local community groups that provide detailed information on a range of topics relating to coal and gas extraction in regional Queensland.


The Unconventional Gas series

This series gives an overview of the aspects of Arrow’s expansion into the Warra/Brigalow/Chinchilla area. They based on extensive local experience. This can differ markedly from what industry and government present. These Factsheets draw on many sources and are comprehensive.

The Effects of Gas-Wells. 

This covers:   A description of what is involved in a CSG field  --  Local effects of gas  --  Effects of pipelines  --  Pay-outs  --  Area-wide and Long-Term Effects  --  What anyone can do  --  Additional actions by Landholders  --  And above all: Don’t sign anything. 

How to deal with Arrow’s expansion  -  What to do before they are coming.

This covers:   Preparing within the family  --  Joining  Forces with neighbours  --   Network Local Community Groups  --  Negotiating with large companies  --  What the Gas Guide states and what companies do.

How to deal with Arrow’s expansion  -  Negotiations.

This covers:  Know your opponents  --  Background to the Gas Guide  --  Chapter 5 of the Gas guide, 'Land access agreement’  (this includes:  Overall comment  -  Property map  -  Business Plan -  Bio security  - Chemical use)  -- Chapter 6 of the Guide, ‘Make Good' for Bores  --  Chapter 9 of the Guide - Rehabilitation and hand-back.  

Host farmers – The forgotten stakeholders in the Coal Seam gas Industry -- ‘Workplace health and Safety Act vs Petroleum and Gas Safety Act

This covers:  Legislation  --  The MOU --  Searches  --  Way Forward. 

Areas of Environmental Value and Coal Seam Gas in the Surat Basin.

This covers:  Background  --  Groundwater Depended Ecosystems  --  Water extraction  --  Outlook for the Future  --  Effects on Forests  --  A Glimmer of hope  --  Unconventional Gas is a high cost business  -- Renewable Power is now cheaper  --  Time may be the best friend of at-risk GDEs. 

The Bundaberg Series

This is about stopping invasive gas mining and currently Coking-coal mining in the area from Maryborough to Gladstone. The CSG exploration licences were withdrawn after a focused and widely supported campaign. However, exploration licences can be re-issued.

Shale Oil and fracking in the Wide Bay Burnett area

This covers:   Background  --   How the Gas is brought to the Surface  --  Claimed benefits  --   Threats beyond Agriculture  --  What we can do.    

Stop a coal mine next to Bundy

This covers:    Last year it was gas  --  Now it is coal  --  The story so far  --  Our Bundy campaign  --  The Regional Planning Interest Act  --  A state-wide campaign  --  What can you do  --  Signing on is important.  

About Fox Resources’ MDL 3040

This covers:    About Fox Resources Ltd  --  Directors  --  History  --  Geological data  --  Promoting the project  --  Other stakeholders  --  Mining Development Lease MDL 3040  --  geology and mining effects on underground water  --  Location and health effects  --Current economic value of agriculture and tourism is huge and rising  -- Coking-coal’s economic value is diminishing  --  Comments.   

Coking coal is on its way out

This covers:    Fox Resources and some ministers are wrong  --  Hydrogen successfully used for making steel  --  Competition between steel makers  --  Giants, 256 m tall, to reduce the cost of renewable energy  --  Australia’s response to this new technology  --  Proposing an open-cut coking coal mine near Bundaberg makes no sense. 

The Gladstone series

This series covers aspects of Gladstone’s transition from a ‘fossil-fuel based’ economy to a ‘green’ economy.

A tale of two fuels - comparison between a hydrogen and a petrol car.

This covers:  Vehicles and Performances   -  Observations  -- The future

Thermal coal in terminal decline.

This covers:  Climate change is real  -  The choice is ours  -  Batteries  -  Pumped Hydro  -  Green Hydrogen  -  Finance  -  Obstacles to growth  -  Jobs in Thermal Coal  -  Jobs in Renewable Energy.  

A sustainable, clean, prosperous future for Gladstone’. Gladstone: a hydrogen – ammonia centre.

This covers:  Introduction  -  Hydrogen Fuel Cells (HFC)  -  Proven in practice  -  Advantages of Hydrogen  -  Drawbacks of Hydrogen  -  Advantages of Ammonia  -  Risks are well understood  -  Drawback of Ammonia  --  New Research  -- The future.  

Gladstone coal-gasification project - Environmental and Economic Impacts.

This covers:  The Proposed Gladstone Energy and Ammonia Project  -  Aspects of Concern: Greenhouse gasses – Fines, bottom ash and fly-ash handling -  Marketing and Transport  -  Economic and Employment aspects  -  Ecological aspects  -- Summary. 


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