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Australia's one man show

Queensland remains the country's capital of unconventional gas, with bans in force in some other states

It's down there and it's staying there. Much of Australia's abundant reserves of unconventional gas remain locked in the rock because of opposition from environmental groups. This has pretty much shut down exploration in most states other than Queensland, the unofficial capital of coal-seam gas, and South Australia. At the end of 2017, a permanent ban on the exploration and development of all onshore unconventional gas was imposed in Victoria. Indeed, another moratorium, this one on the exploration and development of conventional onshore gas, has been extended until mid-2020. In New South Wales, no additional wells have been drilled in the past three years because of a blanket ban on devel

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