Santos pulls plug on ESG pipeline plan
Namoi Valley Independent, 17 November 2011
In an address to the NSW Upper House Inquiry into CSG in NSW, James Baulderstone, Vice-President Eastern Australia, Santos Limited, confirmed his company would not go on with an application lodged by Eastern State Gas for a pipeline from Narrabri to Wellington via the Black Stump Way. Read more.
Santos, farmers strike CSG drill deal
The Australian, 16 November 2011
Santos has struck a bargain with farmers and the state government that will allow it to proceed unimpeded with coal-seam gas exploration across sensitive parts of northern NSW for the next six months. Read more.
CSG irrigation at Roma
Queensland Country Life, 12 November 2011
In their first partnership with a private landholder using coal seam gas (CSG) water, Santos has constructed a fully lined dam on Mt Hope with a capacity for 240 megalitres of water. Read more.
Gas industry must get rid of cowboys, Flannery warns
Sydney Morning Herald, 8 November 2011
Professor [Tim] Flannery said the industry had a viable future as an alternative energy source to coal, but it should do more to weed out ''cowboy operators'' whom he said had angered farmers across sections of Queensland and NSW. Read more.
Coal seam gas a blast of hope for rural communities
The Punch, 7 November 2011
The reason for this massive re-invention of a proud but tiny western village [Roma], which not long ago faced certain death as young people left it and money stayed away, is coal seam gas. Read more.
Rare commodity: farmer happy with CSG
The Australian, 5 November 2011
OWEN Jerry is a rare creature on the Liverpool Plains -- a farmer who welcomes coal-seam gas exploration on his land, and is happy to say so. Read more.
Santos boss David Knox slams Tony Windsor's call for a coal-seam gas mining moratorium
The Australian, 4 November 2011
Santos chief executive David Knox says Mr Windsor is not being rational in his public opposition to one of the company's exploration projects. Read more.
Blow to Greens' gas 'denial' as report backs mining
The Australian, 4 November 2011
GREENS' claims that there is no scientific proof coal-seam gas is better for the environment than coal have been undermined by a new expert report, which finds the carbon footprint of generating power from gas is up to 87 per cent smaller than that from coal. Read more.
Coal seam gas 'clean' claims under attack
Sydney Morning Herald, 4 November 2011
A REPORT commissioned by the coal seam gas industry into its own greenhouse gas emissions, and held as commercial-in-confidence for months, shows that Australian gas exported to China is likely to be little better for the environment than coal. Read more.
Let us extract gas, says Santos
The Age, 31 October 2011
The only way to meet a tripling in natural gas demand in eastern Australia is by allowing unconventional gas projects, such as coal seam gas (CSG), oil and gas producer Santos says. Read more.
Workers look to upskill
Gladstone Observer, 29 October 2011
...a Construction Skills Queensland report showed that by 2013 Central Queensland would need roughly 23,000 skilled workers, 9000 of which would be for coal seam gas and liquified natural gas. Read more.
NSW Lib warns of scare campaign against coal-seam gas
The Australian, 24 October 2011
A NSW Liberal MP has accused opponents of coal seam gas mining of running a scare campaign by suggesting CSG threatens Australia's food security. Read more.
More heat than light from Jones crusade
The Australian, 22 October 2011
SYDNEY broadcaster Alan Jones took his strident campaign against east coast coalmining and onshore gas production national this week when he fronted the National Press Club in Canberra. Read more.
Retailer hits Greens' CSG stand
The Australian, 21 October 2011
Grant King, the managing director of Origin Energy, said yesterday the Green groups were feeding misinformation into the debate around the country's energy choices. Read more.
Energy boss defends fracking
Daily Telegraph, 21 October 2011
YOU can dress a salad with one of the key chemicals used in "fracking" and drink or wash in most of the others. Read more.
Activists accused of coal seam gas lies
Courier-Mail/AdelaideNow, 12 October 2011
The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) yesterday said activist group Lock the Gate had made several errors in submissions to a Senate inquiry into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin. Read more.
Santos to spend $16 billion over next four years to bring Gladstone liquefied natural gas project online
Courier-Mail, 12 October 2011
SANTOS and its partners will spend $10,000 a minute over the next four years to bring their Gladstone liquefied natural gas project online. Read more.
Coal seam gas will be 'essential' for NSW
Sydney Morning Herald, 6 October 2011
THE development of a major coal seam gas industry side-by-side with agriculture is ''essential'' in NSW, and demand for gas will triple in the next 20 years, the state government has said in a submission to an upper house inquiry. Read more.
Tapping a natural source of energy
Daily Telegraph, 21 September 2011
THE growing public focus on coal seam gas is a great opportunity to talk about the benefits and impacts of an industry relatively new to NSW. Read more.
Coal seam gas claims were falsified
Sydney Morning Herald, 21 September 2011
THE head of one of the most active groups opposing coal seam gas has been accused of falsifying claims by US researchers in submissions to official inquiries. Read more.
Coal seam gas discussion
Insight, SBS, 20 September 2011
Insight focuses on the Queensland region of Chinchilla-Dalby, where the CSG industry has operated for many years, to look at the impacts – environmental, social and financial. Watch here.
Clean water from coal seam gas
The Advertiser, 15 September 2011
SANTOS has taken on critics of the coal seam gas industry with a demonstration project to showcase how it can co-exist with agriculture. Read more.
Santos highlights rich royalties from NSW gas
The Australian, 15 September 2011
ENERGY major Santos will campaign for the NSW government to develop the coal-seam gas industry, with its projects forecast to contribute up to $150 million a year in royalty payments... Read more.
Freeze on coal seam gas development 'will push up prices'
Sydney Morning Herald, 14 September 2011
FREEZING all exploration and development of coal seam gas prospects in NSW would push up gas prices in the main east coast energy markets by as much as a quarter... Read more.
Tara sees red over protests
Courier-Mail, 7 September 2011
Tara has been depicted as a town full of rebels. I couldn't find any the day I visited. Read more.