Coal Seam Gas (CSG) is typically around 97% pure methane which is a gas formed millions of years ago as part of the burial of peat to form coal. CSG can be captured for use as an energy source for power generation or it can be processed into liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export and use worldwide.
In this fact sheet information about how coal seam gas is extracted and used is provided. It identifies the advantages and disadvantages of the industry, describes some coal seam gas operations in Queensland, includes photographs and a map showing projects in the Surat basin. Also includes links to more information on water management and other statutory requirements.
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