Methane contributions from coal seam gas holding ponds in Queensland

April 5th, 2024

CSIRO scientists have completed a comprehensive desktop survey, evaluating the potential of Queensland’s coal seam gas (CSG) water holding ponds to act as a source of methane and other greenhouse gas emissions.

This is the first step towards filling key knowledge gaps and improving the community’s understanding of the potential greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) contributions from CSG water holding ponds in Queensland.

The study will inform future data collection approaches and preferred methods for accurately quantifying methane emissions from CSG water holding ponds in Queensland.

Current study results will assist CSIRO scientists to select a range of representative CSG water holding ponds for the direct measurement of GHG emissions and microbial processes.