A review of literature on international best practice for estimating greenhouse gas emissions from coal seam gas production was commissioned by the Department in May 2012.
The Department commissioned the review in response to recent international developments in emission estimation methods that have prompted discussion regarding appropriate emission estimation methods for Australia’s coal seam gas production.
The Department is currently inviting submissions on methods for estimating emissions from coal seam gas extraction. The Department has further extended the deadline to 19 October 2012 to allow for public consideration of the Pitt and Sherry report. The report is anticipated to enhance the discussion on technical aspects of measurement during the submission period.
The review paper does not indicate commitment or endorsement by the Department of a particular course of action.