Dr Anthony Lynham. Santos GLNG's first shipment of LNG leaves Curtis Island bound for Korea after years of construction. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer
Dr Anthony Lynham. Santos GLNG's first shipment of LNG leaves Curtis Island bound for Korea after years of construction. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer Paul Braven

"Frack off": Three permits for Fraser Coast shale gas

THREE permits exist that could allow the exploration of shale gas on the Fraser Coast.

The revelation comes as Maryborough MP Bruce Saunders opposed the industry on the Coast sensationally telling anyone considering it that they should "frack off".

A spokeswoman for Minister for State Development, Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham said there were existing permits on the Coast.

"Three permits, granted more than a decade ago, exist, allowing exploration for shale gas," she said.

"They are subject to a number of land restrictions,

including national park, state forest and priority living areas, which impact exploration and potential development."

The spokeswoman said the Coast was not on the immediate radar for other gas projects.

"The government is not aware of any coal seam gas production being looked into on the Fraser Coast," she said.

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