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Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry – Northern Territory

On Friday 14 July 2017, the inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory released an Interim Report on the impacts and risks associated with hydraulic fracturing.

The interim report details the activities undertaken by the panel so far.  This includes:

  • community consultations;
  • research into shale gas development;
  • effective water management;
  • land,
  • social; and
  • environmental impacts.

The panel will continue with planned activities including site visits to Queensland coal stream gas (CSG) operations, consultation with the Alberta Energy Regulator, and will continue to hold public hearings and community consultations as scheduled.  It is anticipated that the final report will be handed down by the end of 2017.

Read the interim report via the Fracking Inquiry website here.