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Easy access and objective information on energy resources activities is provided below to assist and inform the public and community engagement.

The Facts

The Facts Series, released by the South Australian Government, aims to provide objective information to the public about the issues surrounding a variety of important regulated activities in South Australia. The public information guides below outline the opportunities and concerns associated with specific Energy Resources activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following Frequently Asked Questions aim to provide the public with easily accessible and comprehensive responses to a range of questions asked by the public in relation to a variety of Energy Resources activities. If you have a relevant question not answered in the following Frequently Asked Questions, please contact the Energy Resources Division.

Unconventional Gas in South Australia  Gas and Oil in Unconventional Reservoirs in the South East of South Australia


Download the brochure about unconventional gas in South Australia (PDF 1.9 MB)  Download the brochure about gas and oil in Unconventional Reservoirs in the South East of South Australia (PDF 1.7 MB)
Petroleum Exploration in the Great Australian Bight Underground Coal Gasification in South Australia


Download the brochure about natural gas and fracture stimulation in South Australia (PDF 240 KB) Download the brochure about Underground Coal Gasification in South Australia (PDF 351 KB)

Information Sheets

This section provides useful information to the public on Energy Resources Division initiatives.

Oil & Gas Royalty Returns

Download the information sheet for Oil & Gas Royalty Returns (PDF 600KB)

South Australian Government Submissions to Government Inquiries

Relevant South Australian Government submissions to State and Federal Government Inquiries are provided below which outline the South Australian Governments current position in relation to specific Energy Resources activities projects.

Oil and Gas Production in the Great Australian Bight  
Summary of South Australian Government Submission to the Federal Inquiry into Oil    
Download the Summary of the South Australian Government Submission to the Federal Inquiry into Oil (PDF 260 KB) 

Review of Hydrofracturing and Induced Seismicity

Geoscience Australia recently released a report on hydraulic fracture stimulation and induced seismicity, designed as a resource for all stakeholders.