A major coal seam gas project in central Queensland is a step closer towards production, with the state government issuing draft terms of reference for an environmental impact statement.
Arrow Energy's Bowen Gas Project is one of two coal seam gas developments that will form part of the company's liquefied natural gas (LNG) project.
Arrow Energy CEO Andrew Faulkner says the project would develop up to 7000 gas wells over the next 40 years, each with a lifespan of 15 to 20 years.
Coal seam gas will be transported from the Surat and Bowen Basins in central Queensland to be liquefied at an LNG plant at Curtis Island, off Gladstone.
"The Bowen Gas Project will help meet the growing demand for gas overseas," Mr Faulkner said in a statement.