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  • APPEA: activists ignoring facts about gas

    A group of activists, academics and former politicians campaigning against new onshore gas developments in Western Australia are ignoring the facts about natural gas and the industry, according to Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) Director External Relations Matthew Doman.

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  • Galilee shows potential

    The Australian reported exploration in the region, which is yet to have any commercial gas reserves proved up, has seen pipeline operators begin preliminary talks to build connectors to the east coast grid. Companies currently exploring the region include Galilee Energy, Vintage Energy and Comet Ridge, which recently reported that they believed the expanse showed significant potential. The news comes after Venice Energy predicted new gas shortages on the east coast could emerge as early as the middle of 2019,…

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  • Gasfields Commission set for revamp

    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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  • Budget review: cooking with gas

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

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  • PPO Annual: the ultimate guide to Australian oil and gas

    Showcase your company's capabilities in the oil and gas industry by listing recent project contracts in the PPO Annual 2017.

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  • Victorian gas ban must go: APPEA

    Claims by the Victorian Government that its bans on developing new onshore gas resources will not affect gas prices for Victorian customers defy common sense and market realities, according to the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

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  • Finkel highlights need for gas development

    Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has highlighted the need for policy reform in order to secure the country's energy future.

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  • Origin continues divestment with upstream IPO

    Origin Energy will divest its conventional upstream business via Initial Public Offering (IPO), with the new company, NewCo, taking on some of its gas assets.

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  • Queensland launches gas discussion paper

    Queensland is looking to start the conversation on gas with the launch of the state's first industry-wide discussion paper.

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  • Time for Victoria to rethink its energy policy: APPEA

    The announcement that the Hazelwood power station will close highlights the pressing need for a co-ordinated national approach to energy security and for structural adjustment support for the Latrobe Valley, says the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

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  • ATSE urges Vic and NT to rely on science in unconventional gas debate

    The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) has urged the governments of Victoria and the Northern Territory to rely on scientific evidence in their approaches to natural gas exploration and production in their jurisdictions.

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  • Territory fracking inquiry must consider public benefits: APPEA

    The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) has welcomed the release of draft terms of reference for the proposed inquiry into hydraulic fracturing in the Northern Territory.

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  • Natural gas backed by G20 energy ministers

    The first G20 Natural Gas Day has highlighted the critical role of natural gas in the transition to renewable energy.

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  • A political fix for a non-existent problem

    A proposal by Federal Labor to extend the "Ëśwater trigger' to shale and tight gas projects will not improve environmental protection, says the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

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