Researching social, economic and environmental impacts of the
natural gas industry.
CSIRO and Australia Pacific LNG Pty Ltd are founding members of the Gas Industry Social & Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA). An initial investment of more than $14 million over the next five years is funding research into the socio-economic and environmental impacts of the natural gas industry. This initial focus is directed at Queensland's CSG-LNG industry but there is potential to expand to address impacts and opportunities associated with different gas industries and geographies. GISERA is unlike previous investments in CSG because of its regional and public good role and its desire to provide a whole of industry focus.
In March 2013, QGC joined GISERA in recognition that the challenges being addressed through GISERA are relevant to the entire CSG-LNG industry and that there are benefits from such collaborative research.