Tag: Hydraulic fracturing

Mining & Resources

What did we learn at #SEAAOC16?

There was a distinct buzz surrounding the 22nd South East Asia Australia Offshore and Onshore Conference gathering this September. It wasn’t surprising given that 750 industry executives gathered in Darwin as a newly elected Northern Territory Government were two weeks into taking the reins. Those that attended and made the journey to Darwin were rewarded with the…

29 Sep 2016, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Australia ‘at the forefront’ of fracking development

Australia has been posited as the top destination for fracking development, beating stiff competition from a number of international rivals. New analysis from Lux Research noted that while North America has led the charge before now, the rest of the world is keen to get on board by taking advantage of shale gas and tight…

9 Jan 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Developments in Australian fracking

Hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - remains a controversial issue in the coal seam gas (CSG) world, not just in Australia but also on the international resources scene. Queensland is currently pioneering fracking projects in the country, while the Western Australian government has also come out in support of the practice in an effort to…

3 Dec 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Countries ‘must continue fracking for energy independence’

Fracking is an important practice for countries looking to maintain their energy independence, an analyst firm has claimed. Frost & Sullivan said that while hydraulic fracturing has been under immense pressure from green groups, drilling for shale gas extraction has far more benefits than disadvantages. The organisation claimed fracking has been suspended or slowed down…

4 Nov 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Fracking ‘the best green option of this decade’

Fracking could be one of the best green options of the decade, one industry commentator has argued. Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, wrote in an article for USA Today that fracking has led to a "dramatic transition" to natural gas. This shift is important for environmentalists…

4 Oct 2013, by Informa Insights