Offsets for life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of onshore gas in the NT

Seeking GHG offset options using production scenarios for the Northern Territory

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.

4WD fitted with gas detection equipment in NT