On the eve of it debut export, Queensland's CSG and LNG industry employs nearly 30,000 workers and is worth a total of over $60 billion in investment, leading to hopes that it could revive a new resource sector boom as iron ore and coal falter.

Queensland’s Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said at the opening of Arrow Energy’s new Brisbane headquarters this week that the figures provide a ray of light for the state’s resources sector amidst long-standing claims by analysts that the Australian mining boom has reached its…