Gas Speak: a stage for young industry representatives

The 2008 Australian Gas Industry Trust (AGIT) Gas Speak Colloquium was a great success, drawing many young industry representatives from diverse industry sectors out of the office or field and onto the stage. Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) Chief Executive Officer John Williams reports.
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IPLOCA – a pipeline odyssey

The 42nd Annual International Pipeline and Offshore Contractor's Association (IPLOCA) Convention attracted 613 delegates from 35 countries, from 29 September to 3 October 2008, in Athens, Greece. Georgina Day from McConnell Dowell reports.
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Ten lessons from the last recession

As the current economic climate seems to worsen from day-to-day, smartcompany.com.au has come up with ten strategies used by companies that actually managed to grow during the last recession.
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Nacap constructs Darling Downs Pipeline

As part of the coal seam gas market's rapid expansion throughout Queensland, Nacap Australia has been awarded the construction of a natural gas pipeline set to run from Wallumbilla to Origin Energy's Darling Downs Power Station.
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APIA pipeline engineer training program

After spending much time considering the needs for pipeline engineer training and how this can be achieved in the context of the Australian pipeline industry, the APIA Board has approved the first steps in developing a program to develop and recognise pipeline engineers who can act as "˜competent persons' as required by AS2885, the Australian Standard for petroleum pipeline design, construction and operation.
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LNG and pipelines: friends or foes?

The LNG industry in Australia has boomed over the last year, with several new projects on the drawing board. Interestingly not all of these projects have significant pipelines included in their initial development plans. Why is this the case and what does it mean for the pipeline industry? Is LNG the pipeline industry's friend or foe?
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WA Energy Minister sees opportunities in the pipeline

The newly elected Western Australian Government has highlighted the importance of developing gas infrastructure to support the state's domestic supply. The Australian Pipeliner caught up with the Minister for Energy Peter Collier to talk about the Liberal Government's plans to shore up the state's gas industry.
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Encouragement sought for natural gas

Australia is still facing a challenge in educating people about natural gas and its benefits as a time and cost effective way to cut carbon emissions.
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Industry comments on CPRS

The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) will be undermined by the Australian Government's own policies on renewable energy, the Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) has said.
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President’s Message

What a fantastic convention to top off our 40th birthday celebrations! It was a special time, with record numbers in attendance. In addition, we were treated to an exciting DVD covering the rich history of our industry and we all received a beautifully presented book covering our first 40 years, which will without doubt become a collector's item.
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Chief Executive’s Report

The 40th anniversary party is coming to an end - and what a great party it's been. Thanks to Scott Pearce and his team at Pipeline Publications for the excellent commemorative book and thanks also to Shane Eastman and Arrow Films for the fabulous DVD. The hardcopy versions of the book have been sent to all members and copies of the DVD can be ordered from the APIA Secretariat.
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Merry pipeline functions

December 2008 saw Pipeliners get into the Christmas spirit with functions occurring around Australia. The events provided a great opportunity for members to unwind and talk about the year in pipelines.
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Pipelines pick Perth

APIA celebrated its 40th Anniversary in style last October at the 2008 Annual APIA Convention and Exhibition, with over 450 delegates and partners convening in Perth for the landmark event.
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Pipes for life: 2008 APIA awards

Noteworthy contributions to the pipeline industry were once again recognised at the APIA Convention. The 2008 awards were well earned, with three very commendable Pipeliners acknowledged by APIA.
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Pipeliners tee off in WA

The Burswood Resort Golf Course provided a great day for a bunch of golf-mad Pipeliners to participate in the 2008 APIA Convention Golf Challenge, sponsored by Vermeer.
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Pipeline Convention 2008 – A wealth of experience and opportunity

The recent APIA 40th Anniversary Convention held in Western Australia was one of the most interesting and rewarding experiences I have had within the industry, with the exception of my project experiences and skills development. The opportunity for younger Pipeliners to learn and develop skills and make relevant industry contacts, through engaging with the extensive level of experienced industry acknowledged leaders was unmatched by any one pipeline project.
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APIA urges Government to consider gas target

The Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) has called on the Rudd Government to increase its focus on natural gas and introduce a "˜gas target' for power generation to encourage a lower-cost means of reducing carbon emissions.
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