1.2.4 Catalogue of potential resource developments


There are currently five potential coal resource developments in the Maranoa-Balonne-Condamine subregion, typically in the north-west, north and east of the subregion in the Surat and Clarence-Moreton geological basins. Three of these are potentially new mines (The Range, Columboola Project and ambreCTL) and two are expansion projects (New Acland Coal Mine Stage 3 Project, Cameby Downs Expansion Project). The future of the ambreCTL Project is unclear and although an online report stated the project is not going ahead, there is no confirmation of this from Ambre Energy Limited to date. The Columboola Project is currently in the exploration phase. Most projects mentioned here have unknown certainty and are largely at the pre-EIS (environmental impact statement) stage.

Three large-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects are currently under construction: the Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) Project, the Gladstone LNG (GLNG) Project and the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) Project. Each of these projects includes several coal seam gas (CSG) field developments in the Walloon Coal Measures of the Surat Basin in the subregion. Santos GLNG is also planning the Gladstone LNG Gas Field Development (GLNG GFD) which represents an extension to the GLNG Project.

The Stratheden gas field, a comparatively small-scale project, is expected to supply gas to the domestic market. The gas field has been drilled and commissioned.

The proposed Surat Gas Project is another large-scale gas field development to supply CSG for LNG production. This project received State and Australian Government approval in 2013. A comparatively small CSG development that has also been proposed is the Ironbark Project.

Last updated:
5 January 2018
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