Welcome to Geoscience Australia’s assessment of Australia’s Energy Commodity Resources (AECR 2022).
This annual stocktake of Australia’s gas, oil, coal and uranium resources provides a consistent and comparable data source on the identified quantities of Australia’s key energy commodities, enabling informed decision-making regarding Australia’s future energy priorities.
AECR 2022 demonstrates that Australia has retained a strong and diverse mix of energy resources across the country and solidifies Australia’s position as a key global energy exporter. At the end of 2020 Australia was:
AECR 2022 also confirms Australia’s emerging opportunities in regards to hydrogen production and carbon capture and storage technology, which are vital in Australia’s transition to a low emissions economy.
During the 2021 calendar year there were a total of 83 hydrogen projects in Australia, an increase of 43 per cent, when compared to the previous year. Also the number of operational hydrogen projects, or projects under construction, increased significantly from three (3) in 2020 to 20 in 2021. Finally, while there were two carbon capture and storage projects operating in Australia during the assessment period, there were a further five (5) projects at various stages of assessment for commercial viability.
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Minister for Resources and Minister for Northern Australia: The Hon Madeleine King MP
Secretary: Mr David Williamson (a/g)
Chief Executive Officer: Dr James Johnson
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Geoscience Australia, 2022. Australia’s Energy Commodity Resources, 2022 Edition. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.
The authors would like to acknowledge contributions from the following Geoscience Australia staff:
Barry Bradshaw, Keith Bradey, Alanah Hughes, Andrew Cross, Adrian Hitchman, Tom Bernecker, Kristina Anastasi, Andrew Feitz, Aleks Kalinowski, Nicholas Ryan, Chris Evenden, Silvio Mezzomo, Bianca Reese, Dominique Hounslow, Susan Wall.
The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) is also acknowledged for providing basin aggregated offshore oil and gas resources and production data for year-end 2020.