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Scientific inquiry into hydraulic fracturing in the Northern Territory

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Title

Scientific inquiry into hydraulic fracturing in the Northern Territory

Other title

Scientific inquiry into hydraulic fracturing of unconventional reservoirs in the Northern Territory; Interim report into hydraulic fracturing; Final Report: Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing; Final Report Appendices: Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing; Draft Final Report : Scientific inquiry into hydraulic fracturing; Draft Final Report Appendices : Scientific inquiry into hydraulic fracturing; Summary of Draft Final Report : Scientific inquiry into hydraulic fracturing; Background and issues paper; Fracking implementation plan; Fracking implementation plan Parts 2 - Recommendations

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2017-07-01

Description

The report sets out the work undertaken by the Inquiry to date in assessing the impacts and risks associated with any potential onshore unconventional shale gas development in the Northern Territory. The report explains the method by which the Inquiry proposes to gather and then assess the evidence relevant to the issues that have been identified and discussed with the public. Where appropriate, the Interim Report makes some preliminary assessments about the likelihood of some of those risks eventuating as well as the methods to mitigate the risks. Finally, the report de4scribes the future work of the Inquiry that will be undertaken prior to the release of its draft Final Report by the end of the year.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

The Inquiry is Chaired by Justice Rachel Pepper. The panel comprises 10 eminent scientists across a range of disciplines. Includes bibliographical references : pages 161-170. Publication spans 2017-2018; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Table of contents

Executive summary -- Purpose of the Inquiry -- Work of the Inquiry to date -- Evidence and risk assessment methodology -- Summary of discussions at community forums and the revised list of issues -- Shale gas development and management -- Shale gas in Australia and the Northern Territory -- Water -- Land -- Greenhouse gas emissions -- Public health -- Aboriginal people and their culture -- Social impacts -- Economic impacts -- Regulatory reform -- Future work of the Inquiry -- Appendices 1-14

Language

English

Subject

Gas wells -- Hydraulic fracturing; Coalbed methane -- Environmental aspects -- Northern Territory; Coalbed methane -- Economic aspects -- Northern Territory; Shale gas

Publisher name

Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry; Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Format

10 volumes : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf.

ISBN

9780648127604

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Related links

frackinginquiry.nt.gov.au

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/267188

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/444289

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Page content

BACKGROUND AND ISSUES PAPER 20 February 2017 22 Value Risk Business There may be an impact on local business opportunities. Amenity There may be a risk that the amenity of persons living on the land will be adversely impacted by hydraulic fracturing and its associated activities. Cumulative risks There may be cumulative risks associated with some or all of the risks identified above. 7.7. Economic impacts It is likely that the development of an unconventional shale gas industry in the Northern Territory will bring with it economic benefits. However, the extent of these benefits is uncertain and with any benefits there are likely to be associated detriments and risks. The Panel will engage an economist to undertake realistic economic modelling of these potential benefits and risks. Table 7.7 lists the possible economic risks that may be associated with the hydraulic fracturing of onshore unconventional shale reservoirs and its associated activities in the Northern Territory. Value Risk Distribution There may be a risk that any economic benefits will not be shared by the regions that are directly affected by the industry, and/or will not be shared equitably between the gas companies, the government, and the community. Property values There may be a risk that there will be a decrease or increase in existing property values. Other industries There may be a risk that there will be an adverse impact on other businesses, such as tourism, fishing, agricultural and pastoral businesses. Energy security There may be a risk that energy security in the Territory will be jeopardised if the gas is undeveloped. Net impacts There may be a risk that any economic benefits will not outweigh economic detriments. Management There may be a risk that, if not properly managed, any economic benefits will result in boom and bust economic activity. Cumulative risks There may be cumulative risks associated with some or all of the risks identified above.


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