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19 October 2017
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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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17 October 2017
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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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17 October 2017
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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21 September 2017
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ACCC Chairman outlines gas woes

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Rod Sims has identified gas moratoria’s in states and territories as one of the reasons behind the energy crisis.

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19 September 2017
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Adopt a CET: Finkel

Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has urged the Federal Government to adopt a Clean Energy Target (CET) to provide certainty.

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19 September 2017
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CSG inquiry introduced to Parliament

Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter introduced the bill for an Act to establish a Commission of Inquiry into the CSG industry in Australia.

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18 September 2017
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Gas

PNG starts paying landowner royalties

The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government has begun paying landowners their royalties in relation to ExxonMobil’s PNG LNG Project.

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11 September 2017
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APGA announces new Chief Executive

Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) President Shaun Reardon has announced the appointment of Steve Davies to the role of Chief Executive of the association.

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5 September 2017
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Santos delivers domestically

Santos has signed a location swap agreement to facilitate the delivery of at least 18 PJ/a of gas into the southern domestic market.

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5 September 2017
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Queensland prohibits UCG

A ban on underground coal gasification (UCG) in Queensland is now the letter of the law, following the successful passage of legislation in Parliament.

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4 September 2017
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Australia and Timor-Leste settle boundary dispute

The long-running dispute between Australia and Timor-Leste (East Timor) over the position of the maritime boundary between the two has finally been resolved.

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22 August 2017
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Victoria releases gas review findings

The independent panel investigating Victoria’s gas and electricity retail markets has recommended a range of measures to drive down power prices and protect consumers.

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22 August 2017
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Onshore gas: a golden opportunity for the Northern Territory

Natural gas already generates more than 90 per cent of the Northern Territory’s (NT) electricity, and LNG is the NT’s largest export.

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16 August 2017
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Australia’s LNG sector must control costs: Deloitte

Australia’s LNG sector must fundamentally rethink its approach and operating model if it is to compete in the global marketplace, according to Deloitte’s leading oil and gas analyst.

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8 August 2017
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Victorian council votes for jobs and energy security

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) welcomes calls for a resumption in conventional gas exploration and production in Victoria.

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4 August 2017
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We can’t regulate our way back to $3 per GJ: McCormack

APA Group CEO and Managing Director Mick McCormack has warned that hastily implemented gas pipeline regulations will not solve Australia’s energy problems.

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17 July 2017
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Pipelines an easy target: APGA

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) is dismayed that Energy Ministers have brought forward reforms to pipeline operations and foreshadowed even more regulation in what is a small part of the energy sector without sufficient consideration of the consequences.

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