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Australia: CSIRO study to measure methane seeps from CBM development
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia, has laid out plans to conduct a new study into the effects of coalbed methane (CBM) development activity.
Researchers will investigate whether CBM activity is causing methane seeps in Queensland’s Surat Basin, with field surveys beginning later in 2014, using a new laser technique to identify the location of methane seeps.
The CSIRO study will give authorities baseline data to compare over the life of the CBM industry and will be funded through a partnership between CSIRO and CBM companies operating in Australia. An initial report on the project is listed in the New Publications section.
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Recently Released Publications (non-EPA)
Pricing of Uncertain Certified Emissions Reductions in a Chinese Coal Mine Methane Project with an Extended Rubenstein-Stahl Model
Xiangyang Xu, Joanna Horabik, Zbigniew Nahorski
Climatic Change, June 2014, Volume 124, Issue 3, pp 617-632
Characterization of Regional Fluxes of Methane in the Surat Basin, Queensland
Stuart Day, Mark Dell’Amico, David Etheridge, Cindy Ong, Andrew Rodger, Bradford Sherman and Damian Barrett
CSIRO. View PDF (64 pp, 4.85MB)