Coal seam gas mining costs farmers millions, CSIRO study finds

A Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation study  (CSIRO – Australia’s government agency for scientific research) has for the first time put a dollar figure on the losses to farmers due to coal seam gas (CSG) mining on their land.

Key points:

  • Sample area averages a loss of $2.17 million over 20 years
  • Biggest cause of losses to agricultural production from gas industry access tracks, lease areas