National Toxics Network produced a report Toxic Chemicals in the Exploration and Production of Gas from Unconventional Sources in April 2013 for those interested in learning more about toxic chemicals used in the exploration and production of gas from “unconventional sources” such as shale deposits, coal seams, tight sandstones,methane hydrates and underground coal gasification. Natural gas consists primarily of methane with other hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and hydrogen sulfide.
National Toxics Network
The National Toxics Network Inc. (NTN) is a community-based network of experts and campaigners working on a wide range of toxic chemical and pollution issues across Australasian region including New Zealand, the Pacific and South East Asia. NTN is the Australian focal point for the International Persistent Organic Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) and also participates in the work of the international Pesticide Action Network (PAN) and the Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives (GAIA). In Australia, NTN is a supporting member of the Australian Environment Network (AEN), Climate Action Network Australia (CANA) and the Lock the Gate Alliance.