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Pioneer pipeline a step closer

The delivery of a treated drinking water supply pipeline to the residents of Pioneer, Tasmania, has reached a key milestone with the completion of works on the town’s reticulation network. Read More

APA Group to acquire Basslink

Leading Australian energy infrastructure, APA Group, has announced that it has entered into a deed of company arrangement (DOCA) with regard to the acquisition of Basslink and BPL. Read More

APA Group tapped for Basslink

Pipeline giant APA Group has been named preferred bidder for the sale of the electricity inter-connector Basslink, following a hotly contested six-week auction for the 370 km underwater electricity cable which connects the TAS and VIC grids. Read More
Water pipeline for Pioneer

New pipeline for Pioneer

TasWater intends to deliver a pipeline of treated water to Pioneer on Tasmania’s northeast, eventually replacing all pipework in the town.
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Frydenberg hails NEG breakthrough

The decision by the COAG Energy Council to progress to the final design stage for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) is a big step forward, according to Minister for Energy Josh Frydenberg. Mr Frydenberg
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Tasmanian Gas Pipeline arbitration begins

A long-running disagreement between Hydro Tasmania and Tasmanian Gas Pipeline (TGP) over transport costs and access has been referred to arbitration. The arbitration process will be the first case to test Australia’s new energy pipeline arbitration system, set up following an independent review from Dr Michael Vertigan on the regulation of gas pipelines. The dispute, which has been running for several years, came to a head in July when TGP accused Hydro Tasmania of refusing to accept a 45 per cent discount on existing tariffs, which TGP said would mean a 95 per cent increase in charges for major industrial customers in Tasmania. Read More

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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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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TGP saves Tasmania from energy nightmare

The current failure of the Basslink subsea power link between mainland Australia and Tasmania has meant gas pipelines are vital to ensuring the Apple Isle’s energy supply.
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