Natural gas is an important part of the world's future mix of cleaner, greener fuels.
For Queensland, the industry is strengthening our industrial base and attracting billions of dollars in investment, particularly in regional and rural areas.
Royalties paid by mining companies will benefit all Queenslanders by helping to fund vital community infrastructure and services including roads, hospitals and schools. The government expects that royalties from coal seam gas operations will commence in the 2014-15 financial year.
This guide explains the many benefits that all Queenslanders will receive from this industry.