QGC has studied a number of ways to safely manage brine for the long-term.  On balance, when all the safety, environmental, community and business factors are considered, crystallising brine into solid salt form and encapsulating it for long-term storage in purpose built cells (design life 150+ years) is the most feasible and optimum solution. 

Environmental Impact Statement

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Environment management

Federal and Queensland Government and regulatory authorities have issued QGC with a range of environmental permits and approvals.

Water management reports

Water monitoring and management plans, water management annual reports and the Surat North Development Water Resource Monitoring and Management Plan

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About onshore natural gas

Natural gas is held in the coal by groundwater pressure. When the water is released, gas flows from the seams.


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