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Exposing the Risks:
Fundamental Flaws in AGL’s application to frack CSG wells in Gloucester

Risk Sheet 1:
Discrepancies and Contradictions
Risk Sheet 2:
Toxic Chemicals in Fracking Fluid
Risk Sheet 3:
Flooding at Site
Risk Sheet 4:
Connectivity of Coal Seams and Beneficial Aquifers
Risk Sheet 5:
Management of Fracking Fluid
Risk Sheet 6:
Sulphate-Reducing Bacteria
Risk Sheet 7:
Air Quality and Methane
Risk Sheet 8:
Water Monitoring - Useful Data?
Risk Sheet 9:
Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems and Threatened Species
Risk Sheet 10:
Rationale for Fracking
Risk Sheet 11:
Inadequate Environmental Incident Response Plan (EIRP)
Risk Sheet 12:
Health Impacts
Concluding Statement
Appendix A: Commentary: Problems with meeting the requirements of the NSW Code of Practice for Coal Seam Gas Fracture Stimulation Activities (CoP)
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AGL Gloucester Milk Experiment
Is Fracking Produced Water Safe in Our Milk?

Gloucester Water Studies

MidCoast Water concerned at AGL's haste

2004 gas blow out 300m away in the same wells

Lies, damned lies, statistics
and AGL

ACCC takes action
Dec.2013 against AGL

AGL versus
Environment Protection Agency 2013

AGL fined $1,550,000
for deceptive & misleading conduct 2013

NoFibs Gloucester Showdown

Fracking near Gloucester homes under AGL’s latest coal seam gas plans

Federal member for Lyne
Dr David Gillespie

AGL buys up Hunter Valley vineyards

CSG companies ignore water quality guidelines in irrigation reports

A matter of trust: – letter to Gloucester Advocate

AGL’s Gloucester ‘Produced Water’ Irrigation Trial
“A Sham and a Farce!”

AGL's proposed gas storage facility at Tomago, near Newcastle
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2011 NSW Parliament
Inquiry into Coal Seam Gas

Affected Mid North Coast Councils

Upper Hunter Shire Council

Thomas Davey, Tourism Advancing Gloucester

MidCoast Water

New South Wales Farmers Associations Dairy Committee

Bruce Robertson,
Beef cattle farmer

Steven Robinson, Psychiatrist

Barrington-Gloucester-Stroud Preservation Alliance

Manning Alliance
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Coal Seam Gas


AGL - ASX share code AGK

WOLLOMBI VALLEY

A new front has opened in community opposition to coal seam gas expansion in the Lower Hunter.

A residents’ meeting in Wollombi on the 30 November 2013 voted to begin gauging support for the area to become part of the Gasfield-Free community movement, that’s already established in other NSW regional centres.

The movement is backed by the Lock the Gate Alliance, whose Hunter regional co-ordinator Steve Phillips urged the residents to continue “organised resistance” to the coal seam gas industry.

The area between Wollombi and Bucketty neighbours AGL’s contentious operations in the Broke-Fordwich wine tourism district.

Sydney Gas, which was bought out by AGL, established exploration wells in the Wollombi area about 10 years ago but ceased activities following vocal community opposition and further assessments.

Mr Phillips told the meeting on Saturday (November 30) it was the right time to build opposition to the industry while there was a lull in the company’s activities.

“Then you can mobilise the community very fast when the time comes,” Mr Phillips said.

 “The (gas) industry has struggled to gain a foothold in NSW because of organised community resistance.

“It has no social licence to be in this state.” Mr Phillips said the coal seam gas industry had “big plans” for NSW.

“They have not been realised,” he said.

Mr Phillips used the example of the withdrawal of Dart Energy from operations near Newcastle after strong community opposition.

The residents said they would call a public meeting early in the new year to mark the formal beginning of the Gasfield-Free campaign.

The villages of Wollombi and Laguna are covered by AGL’s petroleum exploration licence (PEL) 267, which covers a large swathe of the Hunter Valley. The company has met strong opposition from vignerons in the Broke area.

Several years ago AGL bought the famous Poole’s Rock vineyard near Broke and insists the gas industry can co-exist with agriculture.

Opposition to the industry in the Wollombi/Laguna area was led by the Wollombi Valley Against Gas Extraction, or WAGE, group but the organisation has waned since exploration withdrew.

http://wage.org.au/

 

AGL Energy Limited is a retail seller of 'natural gas' (methane) to consumers in Australia.

AGL is seeking to frack Gloucester, the Hunter Valley and Camden and the Galilee Basin and Wollombi.

AGL buys and sells methane which it markets as "natural gas", electricity and energy-related products and services to residential and business customers; constructs and/or operates power generation and energy processing infrastructure; develops and operates "natural gas" production and storage facilities; and explores, extracts, produces, and sells coal seam gas.

The company invests in, explores, develops, and produces gas tenements; develops and operates gas storage facilities; sells and installs solar power systems; and energy services advisory services. AGL also provides energy efficiency and carbon management services.

AGL does consultation, design, and implementation of infrastructure projects, as well as asset development; and design, manufacture, and distribution of new and reconditioned steam boilers, commercial and industrial hot and warm water boilers, condensing heaters, and thermal oil boilers.

AGL Energy generates electricity from thermal, hydro, wind, landfill gas, biomass, geothermal, bagasse, biogas, and photovoltaic sources with owned or contracted electricity generation capacity of 5,847 MW; has 1,729 PJ of 2P gas reserves; and retails electricity to 2.1 million customers and gas to 1.4 million customers in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, and New South Wales.
 
AGL Energy Limited
101 Miller Street
Level 22
North Sydney, NSW 2060
Australia
Phone: 61 2 9921 2999
Website: http://www.agl.com.au
Mr. Michael Anthony Fraser BCom, CPA, FTIA, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Executive Director 3.50M
Mr. Brett Redman Bcom, Fca, Gaicd,
Chief Financial Officer 842.00K
Mr. Michael Patrick Moraza BE (Chem. Eng.) MBA, Group General Manger of Upstream Gas 841.00K
Mr. Stephen John Mikkelsen BBS, CA,
Group General Manger of Retail Energy 1.25M
Mr. Anthony Fowler BSc (Hons), MAppFin, Harvard AMP, FFin, Group General Manger of Merchant Energy 1.18M

2012/13 coal seam gas losses for AGL

30 August 2013 - AGL wrote down the value of Gloucester and Hunter Valley coal seam gas exploration projects by almost $200 million during the financial year 2012/13.

AGL's 2013 financial report released this week shows the book value of their Hunter gas project was slashed from more than $200 million to just $10 million, while Gloucester was devalued by over $100 million.

The company was approved to frack 110 wells in the Gloucester basin during the last days of the NSW Labor government.

AGL is still engaged in a community fight with Hunter Valley vineyards and horse studs over its Hunter gas project.

Some of AGL's competitors privately worry that pursuing coal seam gas projects in substantially populated areas could damage support for the entire industry.


AGL 5 year chart retrieved 30 November 2013

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