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To report a serious incident to DPC, as required by Section 85(2) of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000, licensees should contact the serious incident report no: (08) 8463 6666.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Public Comment on Leigh Creek Energy's Statement of Environmental Objectives is being sought. For more information on how to add your submission, please see

Leigh Creek Energy In-Situ Gasification Demonstration Plant

All regulated activities conducted under the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 (PG&E Act) must have an approved Statement of Environmental Objectives in place with which they comply, prepared on the basis of an Environmental Impact Report.

Leigh Creek Energy has prepared an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Draft Statement of Environmental Objectives (SEO) for the construction and operation of an In-Situ Gasification (ISG) Demonstration Plant at Leigh Creek. The demonstration plant will involve establishment of a single gasifier chamber and above-ground infrastructure to produce synthesis gas (syngas) for a short period (approximately 2-3 months), so that the syngas composition and performance of the process can be confirmed. For further information on the ISG process please see our Frequently Asked Questions Brochure on Underground Coal Gasification.

In preparation of the EIR and draft SEO relating to these activities Leigh Creek Energy commenced an initial stage of targeted stakeholder consultation in June 2017 which was followed by a presentation to the Adnyamathanha people in October 2017. This notice is provided to initiate a further stage of stakeholder consultation as required under the P&GE Act.

The Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy is seeking public comment, under provisions of the P&GE Act, on the following Environmental Impact Report and proposed draft Statement of Environmental Objectives relative to this proposal:

Copies will also be available upon request from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. For any enquiries please contact Michael Malavazos, Director Engineering Operations, by either email: or (08) 8463 3245.

Written submissions must be addressed to:

Attention: Jarrod Spencer
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Energy Resources Division
GPO Box 320, Adelaide 5001
or via email at

Submissions close at 5pm on 28 February 2018