Greater Sunrise dispute settled

Australia, Timor-Leste and the Greater Sunrise Joint Venture have reached an agreement over the maritime border between the countries, and a pathway to development for the giant gas field.
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NEG consultation paper released

The Federal Government has welcomed the Energy Security Board’s release of its consultation paper on the National Energy Guarantee (NEG).
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The cost of inaction: McKell Institute report

A report released by the independent public policy thinktank, the McKell Institute, has investigated the impact of wholesale gas prices on average household power bills in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
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‘LNG glut’ a sham: Shell CEO

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden says there is little evidence of LNG oversupply and has promised to continue developing new projects.
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EPA to investigate Wheatstone emissions

The WA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been asked by WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson to investigate the Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG Project.
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GAP open for applications

Applications are now open for the Australian Government’s $26 million Gas Acceleration Program (GAP), which is designed to accelerate new supplies from onshore gas developments to the domestic market.
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Green gas key to energy future: APGA

An independent report has found that ‘green’ (decarbonised) gas offers some of the lowest cost opportunities to provide Australian energy consumers with affordable, reliable and carbon-neutral energy.
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GAP Grant guidelines released

The Australian Government’s $26 million Gas Acceleration Program (GAP) will open to applications early in the New Year, to further strengthen the East Coast gas market.
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Need for continued pipeline investment: APGA

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) December Interim Report of the 2017-2020 Gas Inquiry highlights the need for increased pipeline investment to enable meaningful new volumes of gas to flow from Queensland to southern markets.
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WA passes anti-fracking law

The Western Australian Government has passed laws to permanently ban hydraulic fracture stimulation in the South-West, Pell and Perth regions.
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AS 4822 open for public comment

The Standard on External field joint coatings for steel pipelines (AS 4822) has been released for public comment and it is open until 18 January 2018.
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APGA questions NEG numbers

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has warned the Federal Government over its proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG).
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APGA welcomes reform tests

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has welcomed the Council of Australian Governments (CoAG) Energy Council’s decision to test the impact of reforms recently introduced to gas transmission pipelines.
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SA starts exporting energy

In a remarkable turnaround after a state-wide blackout last year, SA’s power prices are dropping and it has begun exporting power off the back of a major gas deal.
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NT fracking report delayed

The final report of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory has been pushed back to March 2018.
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Sunrise gas to Timor Leste

Timor Leste (East Timor) is insisting that gas from the Greater Sunrise field be piped to its shore.
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West-East Gas Pipeline work begins

The Federal Government has announced that ACIL Allen, in conjunction with GHD, as the successful tenderer to conduct a pre-feasibility study on the West-East Gas Pipeline.
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Government unveils NEG

The Australian Government has this week revealed its National Energy Guarantee (NEG) policy after ditching the recommended Clean Energy Target (CET).
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Energy Pipelines CRC poised for a new future

A successful and unusual collaboration between academia and industry through the Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre has resulted in new processes, products and services and a return on research investment for the pipeline industry at a rate of 4.5 to one.
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