This project seeks feasible options to offset life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions emitted in Australia associated with scenarios of new production and Australian consumption of onshore gas extracted from the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Sub-basin.

Currently, there is no natural gas production in the Beetaloo Sub-basin. This project will use scenario analysis to represent potential gas extraction, coupled with technical calculations on the GHG emissions implications of those scenarios.

An important aspect of developing natural gas is the estimation of fugitive methane emissions from production scenarios. CSIRO has been actively conducting research on methane emissions for more than 30 years across a range of industries, including the coal seam gas industry in Queensland.


Offsets for greenhouse gas emissions of onshore gas in the Northern Territory PDF 351 KB

This factsheet describes research project activities designed to explore feasible options to offset lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with proposed production and consumption of onshore gas extracted from the Beetaloo Sub-basin.

Factsheet, November 2020

Project progress

This project is 60% complete.

Project proposal PDF 441 KB

A detailed description of the project, budget and research milestones.

Project order, July 2020

Project progress PDF 286 KB

Research progress and any variations.

Project progress, August 2021

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