Hydraulic fracture stimulation: moratorium and public inquiry

On 14 September 2016 the Northern Territory (NT) Government announced a moratorium and independent scientific inquiry into hydraulic fracture stimulation in the NT.

For more information visit the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory website.

The moratorium is in effect as of this date and the Minister will not approve applications for hydraulic fracture stimulation of unconventional gas until the government has thoroughly considered the recommendations from the independent scientific inquiry.

For more information read:

Moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, management of tenure (52.2 kb).
Moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, management of tenure. (107.8 kb)

Last updated: 28 November 2017