NSW Industrial Footprint Map (January 2022)

NSW Industrial Footprint Map (January 2022)

This map shows the combined footprint of gas pipelines, coal seam gas PELs, inland rail, renewable energy zones, special activation precincts, proposed gas-fired/hydrogen power stations and floating LNG terminals in NSW. Some of this infrastructure is in the proposal stage. Mapping of the coal seam gas PELs in NSW is not complete & community is still waiting on updated mapping from the NSW Department of Planning and Industry in line with the FOG (Future of Gas) statement. Narrabri Gas The project involves the progressive development of a coal seam gas field over 20…continue reading →
Serial polluter Santos vents methane and is not charged for extra emissions

Serial polluter Santos vents methane and is not charged for extra emissions

By Johanna Evans Load based licensing is a way of charging for polluting. Some activities cause more pollution than others and are therefore charged accordingly. You would expect the licence fee (Environmental Protection Licence or “EPL”) to fluctuate, as in some years more emissions may occur due to different activities undertaken by the operator. One example of this is when a gas company operates a workover rig on its existing wells. These types of rigs perform maintenance such as clearing downhole blockages and pump replacement and are known to generally increase emissions. North…continue reading →