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UQ bentonite plug

Cheaper and safer way to plug wells revealed

Plugging decommissioned oil and gas wells may become safer and more economical with a solution championed by leading researchers. A team from the University of Queensland (UQ) Centre for Coal Seam...

Yulleroo gas leak

Victoria bans unconventional gas exploration

In a national first, the Victorian Government today announced a permanent ban on the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas, including fracking and coal seam gas. The permanent...

Anti-CSG group challenges well expansion in Queensland

The Western Downs Alliance has commenced legal proceedings against the Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s approval of 6100 CSG wells in Queensland. The Santos GLNG Gas Field Development...

Contamination concerns after CSG wells flood

Two tanks containing CSG waste water have been tipped over in flooding waters, raising concerns about possible contamination of the Nepean River southwest of Sydney. A number of AGL’s coal seam...

Gas-powered haul trucks on the cards: McKinsey report

The country’s rich gas industry is expected to play a significant role in Australia’s energy future, according to a new report by McKinsey Australia. Christiaan Heyning, who co-authored The role of...

Linc Energy files for bankruptcy

Linc Energy has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for it’s US oil and gas business. The company filed voluntary petitions for relief for each of it’s subsidiaries under Chapter 11 of the...