Unconventional gas in Victoria: proceed with care

Unlike Queensland, it’s very unlikely there will be fracking for coal seam gas in Victoria. The commercial reserves are questionable, the technologies needed are new and the regulatory framework is lacking.

The Conversation

While New South Wales and Queensland have moved to exploit unconventional gas resources, Victoria maintains a ban on hydraulic fracturing ('fracking') for onshore shale gas and coal seam gas.


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