Air & Water Quality
Energy and Land Use
The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) shared this informative graphic that shows how much land is required to produce enough energy to power 8,000 homes for a year.
It takes just one natural gas well covering 0.02 hectares (0.05 acres) to power 8,000 homes for a year. In comparison, it would take six 3MW wind turbines covering 2.5 hectares (6.2 acres) of land, or a solar farm covering 120 hectares (296.5 acres), to produce the same amount of energy.