Federal policy

  • Frydenberg plans to block APA takeover

    Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has formed the preliminary view that he will block CK Group’s acquisition of APA Group.

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  • ACCC increases gas industry transparency

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has started publishing LNG netback prices to improve price transparency for east coast gas users.

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  • China-US tariff dispute could be win for Australian LNG

    Australian LNG exporters are expected to reap the benefits from the ongoing tariff war between China and the US after China announced plans to levy a 10 per cent duty on US LNG imports from September 24.

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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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  • Energy stakeholders want approval of NEG

    The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council needs to approve the Energy Security Board’s framework for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), according to a group of energy stakeholders.

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  • Gas shortage over: 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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  • CKI launches APA bid

    A CK Infrastructure Holdings-led consortium (CKI) has lodged a $13 billion takeover bid for APA Group, owner and operator of some of Australia's key infrastructure.

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  • Oil and gas boosts economy by $27 billion: APPEA

    Data released by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) highlights the nation-wide benefits flowing from Australia's oil and gas industry.

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  • PRRT used as a bargaining chip

    The Petroleum Rent Resource Tax (PRRT) is being used as bargaining chip should One Nation backtrack on its support for company tax cuts, according to the Australian Financial Review (AFR).

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  • New exploration areas released

    The 2018 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage has been released, covering WA, SA, Vic and the Ashmore and Cartier Islands.

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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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  • Budget 2018-19: pushing forward with the NEG

    An investment of $28.7 million over five years from 2017-18 will allow the Government to push ahead with its National Energy Guarantee.

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  • Transborders wins Government support

    Transborders Energy's small scale FLNG project has been granted Major Project Status by the Federal Government.

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  • Government announces fuel security review

    The government will assess liquid fuel security, with reports Australia's stocks are lower than standard.

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  • AGL commits to new power station

    AGL Energy has committed to build a new $400 million, 252 MW gas-fired power station near Newcastle in New South Wales.

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  • Frydenberg hails NEG breakthrough

    Last week's decision by the COAG Energy Council to progress to the final design stage for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) is a big step forward, according to Minister for Energy Josh Frydenberg.

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  • Future Fuels secures funding

    The Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja announced that the Federal Government's Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program will be co-funding Future Fuels CRC with $26.25 million over its proposed seven year research program.

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  • LNG driving growth

    Australia's resources and energy earnings are set to increase to $230 billion in 2017-18, with LNG being the largest growth contributor.

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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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  • Duo pushing forward with Barossa

    ConocoPhillips and Santos are committed to developing the Barossa gas field to boost production from the Darwin LNG (DLNG), according to the Australian Financial Review (AFR).

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  • Joint marketing approved at Mereenie

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) looks set to approve a gas joint marketing arrangement between Central Petroleum and Macquarie Mereenie.

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  • ACCC authorises LNG coordination

    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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  • Supply imbalance needs to be addressed: ACCC

    Australia's east coast gas market remains incredibly tight and users are paying for this with high prices and limited sources of competing supply, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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  • Greater Sunrise dispute settled

    Australia, Timor-Leste and the Greater Sunrise Joint Venture have reached an agreement over the maritime border between the countries, and a pathway to development for the giant gas field.

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  • Australians and their gas

    Federal Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Cananvan, explores Australia's rich gas history, and why the association must continue.

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