Prime Minister warns gas suppliers

Yesterday’s meeting between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the heads of Australia’s leading gas supply companies and the AEMO generated a lot of hot air. The meeting heard that that the industry,
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Turnbull calls emergency gas meeting

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called a meeting of east coast gas companies following the release of a dire report from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).
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Leigh Creek powering up

Leigh Creek Energy Limited is making good progress on its gas-fired power station in South Australia, securing a key partner for its development.
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Pipeline boost for McLaren Vale

History is being made in South Australia's internationally-renowned McLaren Vale wine and tourism region as it connects to natural gas for the first time.
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NOPSEMA delays BP drilling decision

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) will further assess BP Australia’s proposal to drill in the Great Australian Bight.
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Natural gas can provide the answers

South Australia’s power challenges are a stark reminder that appropriate policies are required to ensure sufficient electricity supply while reducing carbon emissions.
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Pipeline boost for Adelaide

Adelaide’s southern districts have received a natural gas pipeline boost thanks to a $12 million investment by Australian Gas Networks (AGN). South Australian-based AGN has commissioned two separate
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An old pipeline becomes new

Changes to the east coast gas grid and proposed new pipeline infrastructure in the Northern Territory has meant that one of Australia's oldest pipeline systems, the Moomba Adelaide Pipeline System, has recently completed works to modernise and make its flow bi-directional.
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Fighting fire with fire in Adelaide

The August APGA Adelaide dinner drew a great crowd, with attendees keen to hear from guest speaker David Van about how the pipeline industry can address conservationists' campaigns against fossil fuels.
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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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Adelaide encouraged to help cut Government red tape

At the first APIA Adelaide event for the year, attendees heard from the Honourable Simon Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment, who focused on the Government's plan to improve regulation and environmental approvals processes.
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Legends: Stephen Timms

Stephen Timms has been an integral part of Australia's pipeline industry for over 40 years, spending the majority of his career on the Moomba to Adelaide Pipeline in the area of operations and engineering.

In 2000 Stephen formed his own consultancy after a period serving as APIA President.
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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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Looking back on APIA’s biggest Convention yet

The 2013 APIA Convention, held at the Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre from 12-15 October 2013, attracted more than 800 pipeline industry professionals from Australia and overseas, and included the highest number of exhibition stands on record for any of the annual APIA conventions.
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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

SA warned about issues associated with rising domestic gas prices

In addition to catching up with fellow pipeliners, attendees at the APIA Adelaide Dinner, held on 22 August 2013, heard a thought-provoking presentation by Business SA Chief Executive Officer Nigel McBride. Mr McBride highlighted the fact that the South Australian economy faces a number of economic crossroads, with state infrastructure at risk as public spending runs out.

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Golfing fun at North Adelaide

The annual Vermeer APIA Golf Classic, held this year at the beautiful North Adelaide Golf Course, was a competitive day filled with some outstanding shots and a beautiful vista of Adelaide city.
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YPF keeps presence up at Convention

The Young Pipeliners Forum made its presence known at the 2013 Adelaide Convention with an impressive stand manned by representatives of all states' individual committee members.
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In focus: Clive D’Cruz

In the wake of APA Group's takeover of Epic Energy, The Australian Pipeliner spoke to Clive D'Cruz - the Chief Executive Officer of the new, stand-alone business, Epic Energy South Australia - about his career in the pipeline industry, the outcome of the takeover and his outlook for the future of the company.
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A pipeline personality in SA: Mark Dayman

Mark Dayman has been a feature of the South Australian pipeline industry for many years, and has recently been elected to serve his fourth year on the board of the APIA. In this new feature of The Australian Pipeliner - profiling the big pipeline names as relevant to the edition's region review - Mr Dayman spoke about his journey from managing cult Australian rock bands in the 1980s to becoming the managing director of one of the country's biggest engineering and surveying companies, Fyfe Pty Ltd.
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