Researching social, economic and environmental impacts of the natural gas industry
GISERA's research addresses the potential social, economic and environmental challenges and opportunities of the gas industry. The initial research focus, since GISERA was launched in July 2011, was directed at Queensland’s coal seam gas-liquefied natural gas (CSG-LNG) industry. Based on the success of the research programs in Queensland GISERA has expanded its research into regional New South Wales.
Members of GISERA now include Australia Pacific LNG, QGC, AGL, Santos, Origin Energy and CSIRO. GISERA also receives funding for the Australian and New South Wales Governments.
GISERA’s core objectives are to:
- carry out research and provide information for the benefit of Australian communities in CSG and shale gas regions and industry
- inform governments and policy-makers of key research outcomes