Australian Bureau of Statistics
1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/02/2007
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At June 2004, seven offshore exploration permits and one onshore permit were held for oil and gas exploration, a production licence was held over the Yolla gas/condensate field in the Bass Basin, and a retention lease was held over a small acreage adjacent to the Yolla field. No hydrocarbons were produced in Tasmania or offshore waters, but gas production from the Yolla field was expected to commence in late September 2004, and from the Thylacine field in mid 2006 (Source: Mineral Resources Tasmania, Annual Review 2003-2004).
In the year 2004-05 $44.9m was spent on offshore petroleum exploration in Tasmanian waters. This was 4.3% of the total Australian expenditure over this time.
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