Abstract

Gas is a vital and growing part of the Australian and global energy mix. The gas industry is being transformed due to changes in markets and technology that are bringing new gas resources into play. This report builds on the Australian Energy Resource Assessment (AERA) was first published in March 2010 as a supporting document to the Energy White Paper process. The AERA (Geoscience Australia and ABARE, 2010) is a national prospectus for energy resources. It examined Australia's identified and potential energy resources ranging from fossil fuels and uranium to renewable sources. In the two years following the release of the AERA there have been significant changes in gas resources and within the gas market. This report provides an assessment of Australia's gas resources in 2012 and has been released to contribute to the final phase of the Energy White Paper process. The report documents the growth of gas resources and new projects that underpin an increasing role for gas both in Australia and internationally. For example coal seam gas (CSG) reserves have doubled since 2010 and three CSG/liquid natural gas (LNG) projects are now under construction, In addition, major new offshore conventional gas projects have been committed and commenced construction, including Ichthys in the Browse Basin and Prelude, the world's first floating LNG project. And Australia's third export LNG project, Pluto, has commenced operations.
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2012

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Earth Sciences

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