New territory opens for keen gas explorers
Another 1500 square kilometres of south-west Queensland gas country will be opened up in response to explorers.
Five parcels are to be released for tender on Thursday 18 June 2020 around Moonie and Injune in the resource-rich Surat and Bowen Basins.
Gas explorers have previously expressed interest on these parcels of land, which are located across five rich gas areas in central and southern Queensland:
- 834 km2 50 km west of Moonie
- 357 km2 25 km north-east of Moonie
- 77 km 2 17 km east of Injune
- 37km2 29 km south-east of Injune and
- 154 km2 32 km south-east of Injune.
Tenders will be open until 3 September 2020 and should be finalised before the end of the year.
Next week’s release comes just weeks before exploration tenders close for 12 areas across more than 6700 square kilometres of other land in the south and central west.
The 12 areas, open to tender until 9 July, lie between Blackwater and Goondiwindi. They include 872 km2 that can only supply gas to the Australian market.
The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show mineral and petroleum exploration investment for the year to the end of March was up more than 15 per cent on the previous year in Queensland.
For information on how to submit a tender application visit current tenders.
Download a map at the DNRME media centre.
Last updated 9 June 2020