There is a useful article on hydraulic fracturing risk in the April 2012 issue of the Journal of Petroleum Technology. http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=104913 Sub titled: “What every politician, environmentalist, regulator, reporter, investor, university researcher, neighbour and engineer should know about hydraulic fracturing risk”.
In a recent survey by LNG Global asking the question, “Will the United States be a top 5 LNG exporting nation in the year 2020?”, the responses were: Yes: 53% No: 47%
In a recent survey by LNG Global asking the question, “Will Australia be the world’s top LNG exporting nation in the year 2020?”, the responses were:Yes: 62.5%No: 37.5%
Gladstone in Queensland is currently the site of three LNG projects under construction, with a fourth likely to follow. I spent a very interesting week there last week looking at the projects, talking to the proponents and also talking to the locals. There will be full details in our February EnergyQuarterly, together with full production and […]
The rapid growth of coal seam gas in Queensland and NSW has led to claims that this development threatens Australia’s food security. This note attempts to bring together some of the basic facts. Individual communities rightly want to ensure that CSG development does not undermine their existing agricultural industries over the long-term. However, overall Australia […]
QER has produced the first oil from its technical demonstration plant at Gladstone.
What would it be like staying in a hotel run by a monopoly gas supplier: great security but a bit weak on customer service? So it was at Gazprom’s Hotel Vniigaz in the outer suburbs of Moscow, where I recently spent a week attending a meeting of the International Gas Union hosted by Gazprom. Security […]
The Greens crusade against CSG and LNG continues. The week before last it was claims that lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions from CSG are similar to emissions from coal-fired power, claims that were effectively laid to rest by the industry. Then last week Greens Senator Larissa Waters introduced her bill into the Senate to restrict access […]
Fundamental differences about property rights are emerging when debating whether farmers are at the wrong end of Australia’s expanding coal seam gas industry. Understandably, not everyone is happy that Queensland now has three LNG projects based on coal seam gas (CSG) under construction. This became clear in Senate hearings last week when Nationals Senators, Barnaby […]
When we started work on Australian Coal Seam Gas 2011: From Well to Wharf, we had ten questions in mind. Here are the questions and our conclusions. You can read more about the report at: https://www.energyquest.com.au/insightsandanalysis.php?id=95 1. What is the outlook for the Australian CSG to LNG projects? With three of the four major projects […]