Coal Seam Gas

In the past couple of decades, Queensland’s natural gas – primarily methane CH4 – has been extracted from coal seams by drilling and hence releasing pressure, allowing water and gas to rise to the surface. This process is distinct from the extraction of natural gas from oil or gas wells as in Bass Strait or north-western Australia.

This page is dedicated to providing public access to authoritative reports on the coal seam gas industry west of Brisbane.