EIS Expert Reviews

When Santos' Environmental Impact Statement for the Narrabri Gas project was released, the North West Alliance commissioned a series of expert reviews on groundwater, economics, ecology, social impacts, wildlife, Aboriginal cultural heritage, waste and produced water. These reviews are available below.

In addition, People for the Plains made a substantial submission which is available here (PDF).

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Reports on economics, surveys, renewables, impacts for livestock producers

March 2020- Is the Gas Industry Facing its Volkswagen Moment? -Gas Is More Emissions Intensive Than the Gas Industry’s Marketing Arm Suggests, IEEFA Report.

2019- The implications for human health and wellbeing of expanding gas mining in Australia -Onshore Oil and Gas Policy Background Paper by Doctors for the Environment Australia.

October 2019 - Pegasus Economics’ Report on the Narrabri Gas Project reveals Santos’ role in the east coast gas price crisis and shows a high cost gasfield at Narrabri can't bring down gas prices.

October 2018 - Narrabri Doorknock ResultsThe results are in: Narrabri wants renewable energy.

September 2019- Social Acceptance Report proving no social acceptance of the proposed Narrabri Gas Project.

January 2018 - Narrabri Renewables Report reveals that long-term jobs and affordable energy are available to Narrabri from renewable energy. 

September 2017 (Updated in June 2019) - Home Truths About Coal Seam Gas - details why Santos and its partners should abandon the controversial Narrabri Gas Project.

November 2014 - Great Artesian Basin Recharge Systems and Extent of Petroleum and Gas Leases by Soil Futures Consulting Pty Ltd 

July 2014 – Meat & Livestock Australia -Coal Seam Gas Operations on Live Stock Properties reveals the disadvantages of CSG on a land owner’s property

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Fact Sheets

About Coal Seam Gas:

What is coal seam gas mining?

Coal seam gas (CSG) mining is an invasive form of unconventional gas mining.  It usually involves tens of thousands of gas wells, with roads, pipelines, compressor stations, wastewater dams, and other infrastructure.  A CSG project can spread across hundreds of thousands of hectares of land.

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