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20 October 2017
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New APGA Board elected

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has a new President and office-bearers following its Annual General Meeting which was held in Cairns.

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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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Gas

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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Galilee pipeline fast-tracked

Jemena and Galilee Energy have signed a binding agreement to develop a pipeline to deliver gas from the Glenaras Gas Project to the east coast market.

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17 October 2017
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Featured

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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17 October 2017
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Pipeliners convene in Cairns

Pipeliners from around the nation and from overseas converged on Cairns over the weekend to attend the four-day Australian Pipelines and Gas Association’s 2017 Annual Convention and Exhibition.

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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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10 October 2017
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Wheatstone fires up the gas

Chevron Australia has started producing LNG at its Wheatstone Project, offshore Western Australia, with the first cargo on track to be shipped in the coming weeks.

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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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Project Updates

Hay Gully pipeline upgraded

Upgrades to the Hay Gully pipeline near Bowen in Queensland have been completed, ensuring the town’s water supply.

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5 October 2017
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Projects

Yorke Peninsula pipeline gearing up

Construction of a new 38.5 km water pipeline between Warooka and Point Turton in South Australia is set to begin in November.

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5 October 2017
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Gas

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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28 September 2017
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News

APA’s Board reshuffle

APA Group’s longstanding Chairman, Leonard Bleasel AM, has announced he will retire as non-Executive Director and Chairman of Australian Pipeline Limited (APL) after the AGM next month.

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28 September 2017
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Civmec secures NGP work

Civmec Limited been awarded several contracts by Jemena for work on its Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.

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28 September 2017
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Gas

Beach snaps up Lattice

Beach Energy and Origin Energy have reached an agreement that will see Beach acquire Lattice Energy for a tidy sum of $1.6 billion.

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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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22 September 2017
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Murphy sells MPC share

British-based J. Murphy and Sons (JMS) has sold its 50 per cent stake in Australia’s MPC Group to a duo of strategic equity investors.

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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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20 September 2017
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2017 APGA Convention around the corner

The Australian Pipeline and Gas Association’s (APGA) premier event – the Annual Convention and Exhibition – is looming large on the industry’s calendar.

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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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News

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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