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Government announces offshore gas study

June 26, 2017 , , , ,

The Australian Government will complete a study into offshore gas basins in southern Australia, part of its $90 million commitment in domestic gas.

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Unilateral action increases uncertainty: APGA

June 21, 2017 , , ,

The Federal Government’s announcement that it will abolish a key mechanism for ensuring that judgements made by regulators are held up to independent scrutiny is a grave concern, the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) said today.

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Finkel fights for efficient gas markets

June 14, 2017 , , ,

Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has unveiled a blueprint to optimise the National Electricity Market as a world-class electricity system that can serve the needs of today and rise to the challenges of tomorrow.

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Victorian gas policy slammed

The oil and gas industry has hit out at the Victorian Government’s plan to put a temporary cap on gas exports.

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SA has enough gas for centuries: Koutsantonis

South Australian Minister for Finance, State Development, Mineral Resources and Energy Tom Koutsantonis has talked up the role of gas at a recent conference.

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Queensland introduces Land Access Ombudsman

Queensland landholders and resource companies now have an independent umpire to help resolve disputes over negotiated agreements.

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Pipeline industry makes code of practice available to all

A code of practice outlining the safety standards for design, installation and operation of polyethylene piping in the coal seam gas industry has today been made freely available.

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Industry group backs Hunter pipeline

A group of New South Wales manufacturers are pushing the state government to ensure gas from Santos’ proposed Narrabri Gas Project isn’t sent north for export.

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Gasfields Commission set for revamp

May 16, 2017 , , , ,

Queensland’s Gasfields Commission is set for a shakeup during the next phase of gas development and production in the state.

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Industry must fight for social licence: Coleman

Woodside Chief Executive Peter Coleman says that big gas companies must understand that the community owns the resources and expect a return.

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Budget review: cooking with gas

May 10, 2017 , , , ,

Gas and pipelines were some of the big winners to come out last night’s Federal Budget announcement, with plenty of funds aimed at fixing Australia’s energy crisis.

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Budget to include gas study

May 8, 2017 , , , ,

The Federal Budget to be announced this week will include a feasibility study on supply the east coast with West Australian gas.

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Jemena open to boosting capacity

Jemena says it is open to boosting the capacity of its Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) if the fracking ban in the Northern Territory is lifted.

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Industry welcomes PRRT report findings

May 1, 2017 , ,

The release by the Federal Government of the independent review into the operation of the petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) regime has been welcomed by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

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Increasing gas supply the only real solution: APGA

April 27, 2017 , , , , ,

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has welcomed today’s announcement that the Federal Government will act to remove State and Territory restrictions on gas availability, but warned that further solutions will be required to ensure long-term supply.

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Turnbull to impose export restrictions

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has moved to secure domestic gas supply with the introduction of export restrictions.

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WA Minister questions east coast pipeline

West Australian Minister for Mines Bill Johnston has questioned whether a pipeline to the east coast would be worth it if eastern states don’t introduce gas reservation policies.

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Time to focus on hard issues in gas supply: APGA

April 21, 2017 , , , ,

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) today called for an end to the mud-slinging and myth-peddling that is distracting policy-makers from finding a resolution to the very real problem confronting the nation of a likely shortage of affordable gas in the future.

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Prime Minister warns gas suppliers

Yesterday’s meeting between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the heads of Australia’s leading gas supply companies and the AEMO generated a lot of hot air.

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Trans-continental pipeline gathers steam

The idea of a transcontinental pipeline from North West Western Australia to the Cooper Basin in South Australia is gaining support in Canberra.

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Crossbench calls for PRRT reform

April 18, 2017 , , ,

A majority of the Senate crossbench has called for an overhaul of the petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT), particularly for major offshore LNG projects.

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AS 2885 Revision Launch – save the date

The revision of Part 1 (Design and Construction) of AS 2885 is nearing completion, be sure you don’t miss out on the launch of the new standards.

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Government to investigate second NT pipeline

April 4, 2017 , , , , ,

The Federal Government has agreed to back a feasibility study into a pipeline to link the Northern Territory to South Australia, following negotiations with the crossbench to pass proposed company tax cuts.

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Pipeline industry supports peak supply guarantee

March 30, 2017 , , , ,

Gas pipeline companies across Australia have committed to support the implementation of the peak electricity demand gas supply guarantee through a number of complementary measures.

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APGA appoints new Chief Executive

March 24, 2017 , , , ,

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

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