QLD Sources of methane emissions from the Western Downs Region

This project will apply innovative sampling and analytical methods developed by CSIRO to determine sources of methane in air samples collected in the Western Downs Region of Queensland

Methane is an important greenhouse gas with a global warming potential over 30 times greater than carbon dioxide over a 100-year period. As methane is the main component of coal seam gas, knowing that methane emissions from this industry are quantified and managed is important to a broad range of stakeholders including regional communities and, more broadly, regulators and CSG operators.

Coal seam gas well head and livestock.