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  • Pipeline standard updates expected next month

    The Australian Pipeline and Gas Association (APGA) predicts revisions to standards AS 2885.0 (General Requirements), AS 2885.1 (Design and Construction) and the new AS 2885.6 (Pipeline Safety Management) will be ready for publication by late November.

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  • APGA: simple solutions in energy policy carry a heavy cost

    Failing to develop a comprehensive energy policy will carry a heavy cost in lack of future investment in the infrastructure needed to ensure energy supply can meet future demand, says Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) CEO Steve Davies.

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  • Adviser dismisses Chinese influence on APA bid

    Concerns that a successful takeover of APA Group by CK Group would leave a vast amount of Australia’s gas pipelines under the control of a company submissive to Chinese influence is “patently without grounds”, according to an investment advisory group.

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  • APGA: more to energy policy than just price

    The Federal Government’s focus on energy price as the sole driver of new policy risks undermining the value of gas market reforms that will have a range of benefits for gas users, according to Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) CEO Steve Davies.

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  • APGA sees bright future for NT gas

    With new projects on the horizon and continued support from the local government, the gas industry in the Northern Territory has a solid future ahead of it, according to Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) CEO Steve Davies.

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  • ACCC gives green light to APA acquisition

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will not oppose the acquisition of APA Group by the Hong Kong-based CK Consortium.

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  • APA takeover poses foreign ownership question

    As the CK Consortium seeks an approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) for its $13 billion takeover bid for APA Group, concerns remain regarding the prospect of Chinese-linked ownership of a significant amount of Australia’s gas and electricity assets.

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  • APGA ready to work with new minister

    The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has welcomed the appointment of the new Federal Minister for Energy Angus Taylor, saying it looks forward to working with the new minister to improve policy.

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  • APPEA wants more gas not export controls

    An increase in local gas supply, not proposed export controls, is what will lower domestic gas prices, according to Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Roberts.

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  • McCormack: challenges won’t stop APA

    In an interview with The Australian Pipeliner, APA Group CEO and Managing Director Mick McCormack says the company will continue to invest and grow its extensive infrastructure portfolio despite a potential takeover on the horizon and an uncertain political and regulatory environment.

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  • PM scraps NEG

    On Monday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tore up the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) amid party room pressures in an attempt to hold on to his leadership.

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  • ACCC to monitor electricity market

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been enlisted by the Federal Government to report on prices, profits and margins in the electricity market in the wake of the abandonment of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG).

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  • AEMO report identifies importance of gas

    A report by an independent energy market and power systems operator has highlighted gas-powered generation as a key factor in the future of dependable energy. 

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  • ACCC releases final retail electricity pricing report

    The final report into retail electricity pricing from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has found government moratoria on onshore gas exploration and development has “stifled the availability of gas at a low price”.

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  • Public comment period opens for pipeline standards

    The final drafts of AS/NZS 2885.1 (Design and Construction) and AS/NZS 2885.6 (Safety Management) are now available for final review.

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  • Gas shortage averted: AEMO

    The Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) 2018 Gas Statement of Opportunities (GSOO) Report shows things are looking up for the east coast market.

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  • AS 2885.0 open for public comment

    The public comment period has opened up for the revised AS 2885 Part 0 and will be open until Tuesday 31 July 2018.

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  • GAP benefits east coast supply

    A project to restart gas processing facilities in southwest Queensland will get a $2 million boost from the Australian Government’s $26 million Gas Acceleration Program (GAP).

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  • PRRT used as a bargaining chip

    The Petroleum Rent Resource Tax (PRRT) was being used as bargaining chip before One Nation backtracked on its support for the government's company tax cuts, according to the Australian Financial Review (AFR).

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  • Gallagher backs national interest tests

    Santos Managing Director Kevin Gallagher has told delegates at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Conference that the industry should back national interest tests on new LNG projects.

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  • Energy networks under the microscope

    An investigation into whether electricity networks and regulated gas pipelines are gouging consumers to cover their corporate tax liabilities will be carried out the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

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  • Lack of clarity on the PRRT

    Despite millions being allocated to energy in the 2018-19 Budget, the oil and gas industry has been left hanging with no certainty around changes to the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT).

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  • NT fracking moratorium lifted

    Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner has announced the NT Government had accepted all 135 recommendations of the independent fracking inquiry.

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  • AEMO calls for more supply

    A report by the Australian Energy Market Operator has highlighted the need for more gas supply in Victoria in order to avoid a projected shortfall in 2022.

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  • Northern Australia LNG coordination authorised

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has authorised Chevron, Shell, INPEX and Woodside to coordinate LNG maintenance activities in WA and the NT.

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  • Australia and US sign LNG alliance

    Australia and the United States have signed an agreement to promote the development energy facilities in Asian markets, while boosting demand for Australian and US LNG exports.

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