AGL sells back ‘unviable’ coal seam gas licence to NSW government | The Australian

… last week cancelled a coal seam gas exploration licence that covered the majority of the metropolitan Sydney. PEL 463 covered over 189,000 hectares from Bundeena in the city’s south to Rooty Hill in its west and as far north as Gosford. CSG is set to be a heated topic in the lead up to the state election on March 28, with the opposition promising to cancel or suspend indefinitely coal seam gas exploration licences in the Northern Coast if elected, and to do so without compensation. Metgasco, …

Coal seam gas is not worth risk | The Border Mail

Australian news story. LABOR candidate Ross Jackson has backed the party’s opposition to coal seam gas exploration in the Albury electorate. His commitment to farming areas in the electorate comes as the NSW Resources and Energy Minister Anthony Roberts visits Albury today. “Since nominating in December I have been contacted by many people, particularly farmers, who are deeply concerned about this issue,” Cr Jackson said. “The electorate of Albury contains some of the best farmland in …

All gas activities in NSW now require a licence from the EPA — Gas Today — The magazine for Australia’s natural gas industry

… Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009. “The NSW Government announced an expanded compliance role for the EPA in November 2014 as one of the key measures in the NSW Gas Plan. All gas exploration, assessment and production activities, including conventional gas, coal seam gas, tight gas and shale gas are now required to hold an environment protection licence issued by the EPA. “An environment protection licence contains legally enforceable site specific conditions, …