Southern Cross University scientists monitored methane levels in the air and water around active gasfields in southern Queensland.
They were found to be higher than in the Richmond Valley, where no extraction takes place.
Metgasco managing director Peter Henderson says the findings should have been peer reviewed before being released.
“Maybe I’m becoming paranoid, but I suspect if the results had been low that this wouldn’t be in the news now at all,” he said.
“It wouldn’t have been released, and in fact at the moment the Department of Climate Change is going through a review of the reporting requirements of coal seam gas, including fugitive emissions and all parties have put their input to it and that’s the place to do it.”
Listen to Bruce MacKenzie’s interview with Peter Henderson in the attached audio.