VNI Expansion commissioning underway

Construction work on APA Group’s Victorian Northern Interconnect Expansion (VNIE) continues to progress well with commissioning underway.
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VNI Expansion progressing well

APA Group’s Victorian Northern Interconnect (VNI) Expansion project Loopings 6–9 are progressing well on schedule.
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APGA backs AEMC findings

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has backed the findings of an Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) report released at the end of July.
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Resources Minister calls for unconventional rethink

Speaking at the Austrade Investment Breakfast at the LNG 18 Conference in Perth, Mr Frydenberg stated that he wants to lift the moratoriums affecting unconventional gas development on the east coast. “I
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Securing east coast gas

Growing gas demand in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory over the coming years has had several industry groups, government bodies and consulting firms predicting a gas shortfall that could seriously affect Australia's east coast.
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Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

The New South Wales state election, held in March 2015, saw the Liberal Party, under Michael Baird, maintain the confidence of Australia's most populous state. However, questions remain for the gas and pipeline industry, with the state's unconventional gas industry still under moratorium.
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Pipeliners unite for Sydney dinner

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Sydney Dinner, held on 9 July at the Sydney Harbour Marriot, provided an excellent opportunity for guests to catch up with old friends, network and hear from an expert on pipeline construction in the United Kingdom.
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What’s next for the NEGI?

The Northern Territory Government is working to facilitate the development of a gas pipeline connection from the Northern Territory that will help meet energy demands on the eastern seaboard and contribute to national energy security.
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APGA addresses the inquiries

The APGA has written a couple of times in The Australian Pipeliner about the number of reviews and inquiries being held to investigate gas markets. This year has seen the two "˜reviews to end all reviews' and the APGA has been actively participating in both.
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Adam Giles: developing the Territory

A gas pipeline linking the Northern Territory to the east coast gas market is now closer than ever after NSW and NT signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the pipeline. The Australian Pipeliner spoke with NT Chief Minister Adam Giles about the proposed pipeline.
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A departing SA stalwart: Geoff Balmer

In December 2013 Geoff Balmer announced his retirement from APA Group and the Australian pipeline industry after an influential and successful 35-year career. Originally working for the Pipeline Authority of South Australia, Geoff has been an integral part of the South Australian pipeline industry in particular, and his exceptional welding knowledge and experience is held in high regard by those who have worked with him and learnt from him.
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Q&A: Paul Adams

Jemena is seeking opportunities to expand the 1,500 km of transmission pipeline assets associated facilities it operates on the eastern seaboard of Australia. In March 2014 Jemena announced it was finalising plans for the expansion of its Queensland Gas Pipeline asset. The Australian Pipeliner spoke to Jemena Managing Director Paul Adams about the need to expand the capacity of these assets in light of the current gas supply environment and on the challenges facing the gas industry.
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How will the new Federal Budget affect your business?

On 13 May 2014 the Federal Government released its highly anticipated 2014-15 Federal Budget, which included a number of measures designed to improve the nation's fiscal outlook and generate long-term economic growth. The Australian Pipeliner provides an overview of key budget aggregates as relevant to the oil and gas industry.
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Pipelines in NSW: what lies ahead?

The Australian Pipeliner provides an update on the progress of all proposed and under construction pipeline projects in the New South Wales region, which is now subject to some of the strictest policy regulations in the nation.
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NSW pipeline personality – Richard Blagrove

Richard Blagrove has been a prominent figure within the New South Wales gas industry, and the pipeline industry more broadly, since the 1980s. He recently spoke with The Australian Pipeliner about his career highlights, including being part of the team that introduced natural gas to the Riverina area and the central west region of NSW, and the exciting projects he is involved with in his current role as General Manager, Network Services NSW/ACT for the new service provider Zinfra Group.
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Impacts of the NSW Strategic Regional Land Use Policy on the pipeline industry

The perceived conflict between coal seam gas and mining projects and other agricultural land users has been well publicised in the media. This public attention has prompted the New South Wales Government to introduce changes to the way coal seam and mining activities are regulated, citing the need to "˜better balance growth' in these industries with the need to "˜protect strategic agricultural land and associated water resources'.
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Pipeline industry achievers recognised

The 2013 official Australian Pipeline Industry Association industry awards, presented by the Hon.Tom Koutsantonis MP at the APIA Convention in Adelaide, highlighted the cream of the crop of the industry’s high achievers. Read More

Pipeline support for CSG hubs

Pipelines play a critical role in supporting CSG developments from start to finish. Gathering lines are used at the exploration and production phase, transmission pipelines transport gas from the field to processing plants and to market.
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