12 11, 2021

Shale Gas Production and Its Many Implications

2021-11-12T16:33:05+00:00November 12, 2021|Categories: Greenhouse gases, Natural gas|

What is shale gas? Shale gas is a form of natural gas extracted from deposits in shale rock. It is no different to natural gas from other reserves. Fossil fuel companies extract it for exactly the same purposes. Burning it generates electricity, powers homes and supplies gas stoves. Heavy industries also use it to make materials and chemicals. Only the [...]

12 11, 2021

How Much of Australia’s Natural Gas Is Exported?

2021-11-12T15:49:36+00:00November 12, 2021|Categories: Natural gas|

Since 2017, Australia has been competing with Qatar to be the biggest gas exporter in the world. The Oceania country’s oil and gas industry accounts for around three per cent of its GDP and about 13 per cent of total exports. But, the growth of gas exports from Australia has led to domestic gas consumers paying significantly more than international [...]

14 10, 2021

What Is Offshore Drilling and How Does It Affect Australia’s Environment?

2021-10-14T15:23:34+00:00October 14, 2021|Categories: Global Warming, Natural gas, Offshore Drilling|

Seventy per cent of the world’s oil and natural gas comes from onshore sites. Offshore drilling is the source of the remaining 30 per cent. The production and consumption of fossil fuels are having a profound effect on Australia’s climate because coal, oil and gas all drive global warming. However, offshore drilling is particularly problematic as the process can have [...]

23 09, 2021

LPG Conversion: What Are the Pros and Cons?

2021-10-11T22:36:56+00:00September 23, 2021|Categories: Natural gas, Natural gas prices|

Liquified petroleum gas (LPG) is a hydrocarbon fuel, also known as autogas. In Australia, it primarily consists of propane, but, in other countries, it may contain butane as well. Cars with an internal combustion engine that typically run on petrol can run on LPG instead. To do so, they must have a LPG conversion. Between August 2006 and 30 June [...]

21 09, 2021

How Common Are LNG Exports in Australia?

2021-10-28T08:38:41+00:00September 21, 2021|Categories: Greenhouse gases, Natural gas, Natural gas prices|

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas chilled to around -161°C to make it a liquid. The quantity of LNG exports from Australia is the highest in the world. In March 2021, the country’s monthly LNG exports reached record highs. The fossil fuel industry portrays natural gas and its products as a “cleaner” energy source. They say it produces “less [...]

13 09, 2021

What Are the Most Common Types of Greenhouse Gases?

2021-10-11T22:39:07+00:00September 13, 2021|Categories: Global Warming, Greenhouse gases, Natural gas|

Since the mid-nineteenth century, we have been aware that greenhouse gases affect the Earth’s climate. In 1856, an American woman, Eunice Foote, wrote that changing amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere could change the climate. Therefore, this concept is nothing new. Yet, we continue to emit more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every day. What is a greenhouse [...]

13 09, 2021

What Is Biogas and How Does It Differ From Other Types of Gas?

2021-10-11T22:40:03+00:00September 13, 2021|Categories: Natural gas, Renewable Energy|

Every year, Britons throw away around 270,000 tonnes of food during the Christmas season. But we can use those leftover mince pies, roast vegetables and turkeys to generate a renewable form of energy: biogas. The Christmas season alone could be used to generate up to 300 gigawatt-hours. That is enough to heat 25,000 homes. It would also cut carbon dioxide [...]

13 09, 2021

How Will Energy in Australia Change Over the Coming Years?

2021-10-11T22:41:37+00:00September 13, 2021|Categories: Natural gas, Renewable Energy|

The future of energy in Australia is a hotly debated topic. Scott Morrison’s centre-right government is enacting a 'gas-fired recovery' to the COVID-19 economic crisis. This involves exploring new natural gas production opportunities whilst investing in the existing natural gas infrastructure.  However, critics point to the fact that natural gas is a key contributor to climate change. Investing in gas [...]

13 09, 2021

The Arrow Energy Surat Gas Project: News and Events

2021-10-11T22:42:03+00:00September 13, 2021|Categories: Corporations, Natural gas|

In 2013, a loud and angry protest took place at Cecil Plains in Queensland against the Arrow Energy Surat Gas Project. One local landowner told The Chronicle, “The CSG industry has declared war on agriculture, and I say bring it on”. In 2020, Arrow Energy revived its Surat Gas Project with fresh investment to expand its coal seam gas (CSG) [...]

24 08, 2021

Natural Gas Energy: Is It a Clean Energy Source?

2021-09-27T12:37:32+00:00August 24, 2021|Categories: Natural gas|

In May 2021, the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, announced that his government would spend up to AUD $600 million on a new gas-fired power plant in Hunter Valley, New South Wales. This is despite that the Australian energy board chair says that this "doesn’t stack up". Natural gas in Australia is neither a cheap source of energy nor a [...]

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