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  • Jemena launches Australia’s largest renewable gas project

    Australia’s largest renewable gas trial, being developed by Jemena and co-funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), could result in homes and businesses in Sydney using green gas in as little as five years.

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  • APA Chairman addresses takeover

    APA Group Chairman Michael Fraser believes the company’s sustained growth and returns for shareholders are what caught the attention of the CK Consortium.

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  • APGA backs competency system for industry standard

    The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has affirmed its commitment to ensuring the APGA Pipeline Engineer Competency System is recognised and adopted as the standard across the industry for recognising and defining pipeline engineering expertise.

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  • WA Renewable Hydrogen Council holds first meeting

    The Western Australian Government’s new Renewable Hydrogen Council met for the first time last week.

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  • CKI shareholders approve APA takeover bid

    Shareholders of the three companies making up the CK Consortium have approved the conditions of the group’s takeover bid for APA Group.

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  • APGA: simple solutions in energy policy carry a heavy cost

    Failing to develop a comprehensive energy policy will carry a heavy cost in lack of future investment in the infrastructure needed to ensure energy supply can meet future demand, says the association.

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  • Pipeline standard updates expected next month

    The Australian Pipeline and Gas Association (APGA) predicts revisions to standards AS 2885.0 (General Requirements), AS 2885.1 (Design and Construction) and the new AS 2885.6 (Pipeline Safety Management) will be ready for publication by late November.

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  • AGL gas projects threatened by bureaucracy

    AGL’s Interim CEO Brett Redman says the collapse of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) has affected the company’s development of new gas fired power stations in NSW, while its Crib Point LNG terminal in Victoria could be delayed by a state government-led environmental assessment of the project and its associated pipeline.

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  • APGA: simple solutions in energy policy carry a heavy cost

    Failing to develop a comprehensive energy policy will carry a heavy cost in lack of future investment in the infrastructure needed to ensure energy supply can meet future demand, says Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) CEO Steve Davies.

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  • Adviser dismisses Chinese influence on APA bid

    Concerns that a successful takeover of APA Group by CK Group would leave a vast amount of Australia’s gas pipelines under the control of a company submissive to Chinese influence is “patently without grounds”, according to an investment advisory group.

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  • Leon Richards joins APGA board

    McConnell Dowell Director Pipelines Leon Richards has become the newest member of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) board after being elected in Darwin this week.

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  • APGA: more to energy policy than just price

    The Federal Government’s focus on energy price as the sole driver of new policy risks undermining the value of gas market reforms that will have a range of benefits for gas users, according to Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) CEO Steve Davies.

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  • APGA sees bright future for NT gas

    With new projects on the horizon and continued support from the local government, the gas industry in the Northern Territory has a solid future ahead of it, according to Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) CEO Steve Davies.

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  • ACCC gives green light to APA acquisition

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will not oppose the acquisition of APA Group by the Hong Kong-based CK Consortium.

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  • APA takeover poses foreign ownership question

    As the CK Consortium seeks an approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) for its $13 billion takeover bid for APA Group, concerns remain regarding the prospect of Chinese-linked ownership of a significant amount of Australia’s gas and electricity assets.

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  • APGA ready to work with new minister

    The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has welcomed the appointment of the new Federal Minister for Energy Angus Taylor, saying it looks forward to working with the new minister to improve policy.

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  • APPEA wants more gas not export controls

    An increase in local gas supply, not proposed export controls, is what will lower domestic gas prices, according to Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Roberts.

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  • APGA supports hydrogen Roadmap

    The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has welcomed the release of a report from the CSIRO regarding the pathway to developing hydrogen in Australia.

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  • McCormack: challenges won’t stop APA

    In an interview with The Australian Pipeliner, APA Group CEO and Managing Director Mick McCormack says the company will continue to invest and grow its extensive infrastructure portfolio despite a potential takeover on the horizon and an uncertain political and regulatory environment.

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  • APA approves CKI offer

    The bid by a Hong-Kong consortium led by CK Infrastructure (CKI) to acquire APA Group has been accepted by the Australian company.

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  • PM scraps NEG

    On Monday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tore up the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) amid party room pressures in an attempt to hold on to his leadership.

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  • ACCC to monitor electricity market

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been enlisted by the Federal Government to report on prices, profits and margins in the electricity market in the wake of the abandonment of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG).

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  • Oil Search recovers after quake

    Oil Search has recorded a significant first half drop in profits and production levels resulting from the PNG earthquake earlier this year.

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  • Quanta Services Australia acquires Mitchell Water Australia

    Quanta Services has added Mitchell Water to the portfolio of its local business, Quanta Services Australia, after acquiring an equity interest in the company.

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  • AEMO report identifies importance of gas

    A report by an independent energy market and power systems operator has highlighted gas-powered generation as a key factor in the future of dependable energy. 

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  • APGA Convention early bird registrations closing soon

    Have you registered for the pipeline industry’s main event: the 50th Anniversary 2018 Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) Annual Convention and Exhibition?

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