On 6 September 2017, Queensland Government has announced the release of 400 square kilometers of exploration land for tender in the Surat and Bowen Basin. The conditions attached to the exploration tenement ensure that any gas found and produced will need to be sold to the domestic market.

This comes the day after the Government announced Senex as the preferred tenderer to explore a previously released ‘domestic gas’ block.

Tenders for the new block will close on 8 December 2018.

More details regarding the tender can be found here.