There’s a very informative discussion on the unconventional gas industry in the United States, and its implications for Coal Seam Gas extraction in Australia, at Radio National. You can listen here to visiting American experts Ian Duncan and Scott Anderson.
A conference in Canberra tomorrow will bring together Australian and American experts in unconventional gas to see what Australia can learn from the US experience. American unconventional gas production has been booming for over a decade, driven mainly by deep shale gas extraction. The boom is bigger and more developed than the emerging coal seam gas industry in Australia, but the two methods of extraction face many of the same environmental concerns. The conference is being organised by the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.