Shale Gas and Coal Seam Gas

"Some people herald it as the start of a new dawn, and others condemn it as a potential environmental disaster.

I am talking of course about shale gas and shale oil, produced by hydraulic fracturing — known by its shorthand as “fracking.” With every new technology there are winners and losers, benefits and costs."

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"The new "Saudi" in the US is far more important than that country's fiscal cliff and will hit existing energy producers such as the Middle East and Australia.

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The online activist group GetUp has created an interactive map showing all
the coal seam gas reserves and mining wells across the country.

What is fracking? [ PDF 3.3 MBs ]

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More information on gas fracking -


Coal seam gas wells south of Chinchilla in south-west Queensland. (AAP)