Action 4 of the NSW Gas Plan PDF [2.84 MB] is to establish a one-off buy-back of petroleum exploration licences (PELs) for titleholders across the state. This provides an opportunity for holders of PELs to surrender their titles. The NSW Government commenced the buy-back program on 11 December 2014. 

To date, the NSW Government has bought back the following PELs:

  • PEL 2 (AGL Upstream Investments Pty Ltd) view map PDF [5549 KB] & view map PDF [1762 KB]
  • PEL 4 (AGL Upstream Investments Pty Ltd) view map PDF [2854 KB]
  • PEL 5 (AGL Upstream Investments Pty Ltd) view map JPG [352 KB]
  • PEL 267 (AGL Upstream Investments Pty Ltd) view map PDF [4434 KB]
  • PEL 437 (Pangaea PEL 437 Pty Ltd) view map PDF [426 KB]
  • PEL 442 (Apex Energy NL & Sydney Basin CBM Pty Ltd) view map JPG [418 KB]
  • PEL 444 (Apex Energy NL & Sydney Basin CBM Pty Ltd) view map JPG [392 KB]
  • PEL 445 (Dart Energy (Bruxner) Pty Ltd) view map PDF [2.64MB]
  • PEL 454 (Apex Energy NL & Sydney Basin CBM Pty Ltd) view map JPG [381 KB]
  • PEL 457 (ERM Gas Pty Ltd) view map JPG [1 MB]
  • PEL 459 (Dart Energy (Apollo) Pty Ltd) view map JPG [432 KB]
  • PEL 460 (Dart Energy (Apollo) Pty Ltd) view map JPG [280 KB]
  • PEL 463 (Dart Energy (Apollo) Pty Ltd) view map JPG [362 KB]
  • PEL 464 (Dart Energy (Apollo) Pty Ltd) view map JPG [403 KB]
  • PEL 476 (Pangaea Oil & Gas Pty Ltd) view map JPG [450 KB]
  • PEL 478 (Clarence Moreton Resources Pty Ltd ERM Gas Pty Ltd) view map JPG [425 KB]
  • PEL 479 (Clarence Moreton Resources Pty Ltd ERM Gas Pty Ltd) view map JPG [694 KB]

Further information on these titles can be found in the DIGS database.