NSW Chief Scientist Report into CSG

The NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer’s report on coal seam gas activities has found that “CSG extraction and related technologies are mature and Australia is well equipped to manage their application.”

“The Chief Scientist’s report confirms that with appropriate safeguards and controls, natural gas from coal seams can be safely extracted to supply homes and businesses across NSW,” said AGL Head of Land & Approvals, Upstream Gas, Suzanne Westgate.

The Chief Scientist has made 16 recommendations including the need for comprehensive monitoring of CSG operations. AGL supports these recommendations and already has 45 water monitoring bores in the Gloucester Basin and 11 dedicated ground water monitoring bores at Camden.

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