AGL claims: “New gas sources needed to maintain price"

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AGL claims: “New gas sources needed to maintain price"

Postby HVPA_research » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:44 am

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Thursday, 3 October, 2013. Gas Watch 225. AGL claims: “New gas sources needed to maintain price.”
“This is nothing but industry spin.”
AGL in a press release today makes more outrageous claims in relation to the coal seam methane gas industry.
(See Mike Moraza: "New gas sources needed to maintain price" ).

Amongst other things AGL spins:
1.“Coal seam gas is literally just natural gas drawn directly from coal seams”–

WRONG. It is methane gas drawn from coal seams, unconventionally and often using the contoversial fracking technique, through fresh water tables. Released into the environment during the process is Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Carbon dioxide, Carbon monoxide, Chromium, Copper, Fluoride, Formaldehyde, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Oxides of Nitrogen, Particulate matter 10 um and 2.5 um, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, sulfur dioxide and volatile organic compounds.

Dr Stuart Khan confirmed in a submission to the NSW parliamentary enquiry into CSG that “drilling through aquifers, impervious rock and coal seam(s) risks “interconnecting” otherwise confined aquifers. In such circumstances, aquifers holding large volumes of pristine water can be contaminated by mixing with other contaminated waters.” ( see more in Gas Watch 225 ).

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