Web Top: Oct – Dec 2017

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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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12 December 2017
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News

APTS enters receivership

APTS Pty Ltd, provider of pressure testing, calibration, non-destructive testing (NDT), pre-commissioning and maintenance petrochemical services, has gone into receivership and is now for sale.

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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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4 December 2017
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Projects

Worker dies at Ichthys plant

A worker has died at the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project’s onshore facilities at Bladin Point, near Darwin in the Northern Territory.

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4 December 2017
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Queensland

Charlie switches on the gas

The Charlie Gas Project, located 20 km west of Wandoan, in Queensland’s Surat Basin, was officially opened on Thursday last week.

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4 December 2017
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Western Australia

Triangle working to seal leak

Triangle Energy has confirmed production is back online at a reduced capacity at the Arrowsmith Stabilisation Plant (ASP) following detection of a leak last week.

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4 December 2017
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Queensland

Arrow delivers massive gas deal

Arrow Energy has agreed one of the largest gas supply deals on Australia’s east coast, to bring to market its significant gas reserves in southern Queensland.

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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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Pipelines

2018 APGA Convention Call for Papers

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has circulated the First Announcement and Call for Papers for the 2018 APGA Convention.

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28 November 2017
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Western Australia

Equus gas destined for local market

Privately owned Australian company, Western Gas, has acquired 100 per cent of the Equus Gas Project on the North West Shelf, offshore Western Australia.

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28 November 2017
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News

AGIT offers WGC experience

The Australian Gas Industry Trust (AGIT) is offering up to five successful applicants the opportunity to attend the International Gas Union’s (IGU) 27th World Gas Conference (WGC) to be held from 25-29 June 2018 in Washington, D.C., US.

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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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23 November 2017
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Pipelines

APGA IGE Call for Papers

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Institute of Gas Engineers (APGA IGE) Committee is bringing together gas engineers for its second seminar in 2018.

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23 November 2017
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Tasmania

Tasmanian Gas Pipeline arbitration begins

A long-running disagreement between Hydro Tasmania and Tasmanian Gas Pipeline (TGP) over transport costs and access has been referred to arbitration.

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22 November 2017
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Queensland

The NGP’s year in numbers

The biggest pipeline project currently underway in Australia, Jemena’s Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP), has achieved a number of milestones in 2017.

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13 November 2017
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Western Australia

Shell sells Woodside stake

Shell’s Australian subsidiary, Shell Energy Holdings Australia Limited, will sell its 13.28 per cent stake in Woodside Energy for AU$3.5 billion (US$2.7 billion).

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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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Western Australia

Excellent flows at Waitsia-2

AWE Limited has delivered another outstanding flow test from its Waitsia field, located in L1/L2 in the onshore Perth Basin, Western Australia.

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13 November 2017
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Projects

Ichthys power plant up and running

The INPEX–operated Ichthys LNG Project has initiated the start-up of its gas turbine generators at its onshore power plant near Darwin, Northern Territory.

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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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