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13 December 2017
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Policy

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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13 December 2017
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Policy

Markets improving but prices still too high: ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released its second interim report of its inquiry into Australia’s gas supply.

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12 December 2017
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Western Australia

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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6 December 2017
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Projects

Industry confidence returning: EnergyQuest

A revived Australian oil and gas industry is heading into 2018 with production at record levels and growth back on the agenda.

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30 November 2017
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Policy

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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30 November 2017
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Projects

New measures to increase offshore transparency

Australia’s offshore oil and gas regime will change as the Federal Government implements recommendations from a review of consultation and transparency for the sector.

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28 November 2017
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Policy

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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27 November 2017
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Victoria

Study shows urgent need for gas supply

The Australian Government’s Offshore South East Australia Future Gas Supply Study has confirmed the urgent need to develop new offshore and onshore gas supply for eastern Australia.

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27 November 2017
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Policy

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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13 November 2017
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South Australia

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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13 November 2017
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Policy

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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10 November 2017
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Project Updates

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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2 November 2017
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Policy

AEMC reviews pipeline regulation effectiveness

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has published an interim report for its review into the effectiveness of gas pipeline regulation.

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30 October 2017
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Western Australia

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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19 October 2017
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Policy

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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17 October 2017
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Policy

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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17 October 2017
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Policy

Gas should have expanding role in energy mix: Davies

The attributes of gas mean it should have an expanding role in Australia’s future energy mix, and energy policy should not be swayed by the short-term price challenges facing Australia’s great natural advantage, according to APGA CEO Steve Davies.

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10 October 2017
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Victoria

Victorian Opposition backs gas development

A Victorian Liberal Nationals Government will legislate to allow onshore conventional gas exploration and production in Victoria on a case-by-case basis if it wins power next year.

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9 October 2017
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Policy

Nation’s energy needs must be considered holistically: APGA

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has called on energy policy-makers and stakeholders to breakdown the silos when considering our energy needs.

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5 October 2017
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Policy

NERA unveils oil and gas roadmap

National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) and CSIRO have presented Australia’s oil and gas industry with pathways to make the most of advanced technologies.

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3 October 2017
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Projects

AS 2885.1 released for public comment

The new Standard on Design and Construction of Petroleum Pipelines (AS 2885.1) has been released for public comment and is open until 1 December 2017.

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2 October 2017
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Policy

Realising Australia’s oil and gas potential

During a period of unprecedented transformation in the Australian resources sector, the oil and gas industry is searching for opportunities to enhance innovation, competitiveness and productivity.

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28 September 2017
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Policy

PM strikes gas deal

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s emergency meeting with Australia’s three largest gas companies will lead to some relief from the expected shortfall in 2018.

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27 September 2017
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Regions

Long-term gas market needs must be a priority: APGA

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) reminds governments that the hard yards of developing a long-term, holistic national energy policy must still be run to ensure future energy security.

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26 September 2017
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Regions

East coast supply tightly balanced: AEMO

The Australia Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) has published an update to the 2017 Gas Statement of Opportunities to provide the latest domestic demand and supply market information.

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26 September 2017
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Queensland

ACCC predicts substantial gas shortfall

The Australian Government has released the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) first interim report into the supply of, and demand for, wholesale gas in Australia.

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