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Much to gain from collaboration between US and Australia on natural gas

2 March 2012

Sky Business On The Record

With the US over a decade ahead of Australia in the industry, Australian can learn much from the American experience in regulation, safety and risk management of natural gas projects. Carson Scott talks to Dr Ian Duncan and Scott Anderson about the similarities and differences between the two countries. Both were in Australia for seminars on unconventional gas production co-hosted by the United States Studies Centre's Climate, Energy and Water Nexus Project. Watch Online

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Scott Anderson on the risks and opportunities of natural gas extraction

2 March 2012

Senior Policy Advisor at the Environmental Defense Fund and Visitor at the US Studies Centre, Scott Anderson, discusses the risks and opportunities offered by natural gas extraction. Although much of the criticism against natural gas production is targeted at hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking', Anderson says this has obscured the legitimate discussions that need to be taking place about regulation of the industry.

He says energy companies need to focus more on winning back community trust. He begins by discussing the risks inherent to shale gas production. Mr Anderson was in Australia for the unconventional gas production seminars co-hosted by the United States Studies Centre's Climate, Energy and Water Nexus Project. Watch Online

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US and Australia can share experiences in gas extraction

2 March 2012

ABC Country Hour NSW

With American natural gas projects nearly a decade ahead of their Australian counterparts, research scientist Dr Ian Duncan and Scott Anderson from the Environmental Defense Fund suggest that Australian companies can learn a lot from failures and innovations in the US.

While the US is still making improvements to it's regulatory environment to minimise the risks of natural gas extraction, some of the lessons they have learned in water management and well intergrity would be invaluable to Australian projects. Both experts were in in Australia for the unconventional gas production seminars co-hosted by the United States Studies Centre's Climate, Energy and Water Nexus Project. Listen Online

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Environmental concerns over unconventional gas production

29 February 2012

ABC News Radio

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Industry must work with regulators in coal seam gas mining

27 February 2012

ABC TV News

A group of gas industry experts have urged Australian companies to work with regulators to minimise environmental risks. Mark Boling and Scott Anderson, who both spoke at a forum on unconventional gas production in Brisbane co-hosted by the United States Studies Centre, said the American experience offered some important lessons for local companies. Watch Online

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