The NSW Government is committed to best-practice regulation of an environmentally and socially responsible coal, gas and petroleum industry.

In 2019, coal remains our most valuable export commodity, with approximately 85 per cent exported overseas. Approximately 60 per cent of NSW is covered by sedimentary basins, all of which have some potential for gas. Demand for gas in Australia's eastern and south-eastern markets is forecast to grow over the next 20 years.