Local Business Insights

Local businesses have shared their first-hand experiences, lessons learnt and insights working the onshore gas industry in Queensland's Surat Basin over recent years. The GasFields Commission has shared these stories with the aim of helping to inform and assist other local businesses.

Two businesses - one economy - blog post image
  • Tue 30, Apr 2019
  • Gasfields Commission

Two businesses - one economy

Roma is a regional centre with two main business sectors driving the local economy - agriculture and gas.
Proactive local businesses - blog post image
  • Tue 16, Apr 2019
  • Gasfields Commission

Proactive local businesses

Local Roma auto electrician explains how businesses need to be proactive in building business relationships with the oil and gas industry.
Capacity for growth - blog post image
  • Thu 28, Mar 2019
  • Gasfields Commission

Capacity for growth

The gas industry gave local manufacturers in Dalby the capacity for growth.
Moving into the production phase - blog post image
  • Tue 19, Feb 2019
  • Gasfields Commission

Moving into the production phase

The Chinchilla community is adapting to the gas industry's production phase.
Trade training for the future - blog post image
  • Tue 5, Feb 2019
  • Gasfields Commission

Trade training for the future

The Dalby State High School runs a unique Trade Futures Program designed to give students the trade skills they need to find employment locally.
Opportunities for growth - blog post image
  • Wed 9, Jan 2019
  • Gasfields Commission

Opportunities for growth

Greg and Louise McMahon consider the petroleum and gas industry "an important link in the chain" for their Chinchilla-based business.
Business to business - blog post image
  • Tue 4, Dec 2018
  • Gasfields Commission

Business to business

Roma has some great examples of local businesses positioning themselves to provide specialist services to the gas industry operating in the area.
Industries working together - blog post image
  • Thu 1, Nov 2018
  • Gasfields Commission

Industries working together

Watch this video to hear Peter Sharpe talk about the gas and agriculture industries working together in Roma to create a strong economy.
Long term employment for locals - blog post image
  • Thu 11, Oct 2018
  • Gasfields Commission

Long term employment for locals

CEO of Techserve explains the long term benefits the gas industry provides for local employment.
Trade Futures Program - blog post image
  • Tue 11, Sep 2018
  • Gasfields Commission

Trade Futures Program

More than 80% of students who go through Dalby State High School's Trade Futures Program end up becoming employed locally in an industry of their choice, with many finding work in the local gas industry.