Methane contributions from holding ponds

A desktop study to identify emissions potential and controls in CSG holding ponds and aquatic systems in Queensland

Locating and mitigating sources of any unintended releases of methane are important for addressing community concerns around fugitive emissions from onshore gas production.

Since there are gaps in our understanding of the contribution of methane emissions from CSG water holding ponds, this project was developed to address those knowledge gaps, reduce uncertainty and collate existing data.

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

CSG holding pond
A CSG water holding pond. This research will provide evaluate the potential for Queensland’s CSG holding ponds to emit methane, including how that may vary over time, and what controls could be put in place.