In America, natural gas stored in deep shale is being fracked, which has led to some people being able to light the water coming out of their taps on fire. In Australia, coal seam gas is now being extracted in Queensland and New South Wales, but only about five per cent of the wells in Australia are currently fracked. Deep shale gas deposits are known to exist in South Australia.
This clip, "My Water's On Fire Tonight" is a product of Studio 20 NYU (http://bit.ly/hzGRYP) in collaboration with ProPublica.org (http://bit.ly/5tJN). The song is based on ProPublica's investigation on hydraulic fractured gas drilling (read the full investigation here: http://bit.ly/15sib6).
Check out our 'Instant Expert' article on Fracking in Australia in the October/November 2011 issue of G magazine, on sale today.