Coal seam gas: NSW licences effectively extended indefinitely due to legal loophole

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Licences needed for coal seam gas exploration in New South Wales have been effectively extended indefinitely past their expiry date, due to a legal loophole.

Gas exploration – both conventional and coal seam gas – in the state requires a petroleum exploration tenement. Analysis of the NSW government’s tenements database shows 14 titles listed under “current titles” that are past their expiry date.

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Source: theguardian
Coal seam gas: NSW licences effectively extended indefinitely due to legal loophole