State policy

  • WA partially lifts fracking moratorium

    The West Australian government has lifted the fracking moratorium in parts of the state.

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  • Australian states among worst for investment

    A survey has named three Australian states as among the worst places in the world for oil and gas investment.

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  • Queensland opens more land for exploration

    The Queensland government has released another large expanse of land for gas exploration.

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  • Senex backs two natural gas projects

    Senex Energy has made a final investment decision on two natural gas projects, committing more than $200 million to the new developments.

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  • Lakes Oil files in Victorian Court of Appeal

    Lakes Oil has filed documents in the Victorian Court of Appeal over a decision in favour of the Victorian gas moratorium.

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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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  • McGowan: bring gas onshore

    Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan has called for gas from the offshore Browse and Scarborough gas fields to be processed onshore.

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  • Queensland leads exploration activity

    Queensland's $56 billion resource industry continues to outperform other states in exploration activity, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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  • WA gets exploration boost

    Exploration in Western Australia will continue to benefit from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety's (DMIRS) Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) after the State Government today announced it would extend the popular project beyond 2019-2020.

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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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  • NT fracking moratorium lifted

    Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner today 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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  • WA implements LNG taskforce

    WA is aiming to become a global LNG hub, with the creation of new job opportunities focused on servicing, maintaining and improving existing operations.

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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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  • 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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  • EPA to investigate Wheatstone emissions

    The WA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been asked by WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson to investigate the Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG Project.

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  • NT fracking inquiry assesses social impact

    The Independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Onshore Unconventional Reservoirs in the Northern Territory (Inquiry) has released a draft Social Impact Assessment Framework (Framework) produced by Coffey Services Australia.

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  • Victoria releases VGP report

    Victoria has released the first Victorian Gas Program (VGP) Progress Report, with initial analysis showing onshore conventional reserves are much smaller than the offshore resources.

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  • WA axes Canning agreement

    The Western Australian Government will terminate a State Agreement governing natural gas exploration and production in the Canning Basin.

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  • 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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  • Gas research takes flight

    The Victorian Government is using hi-tech aircraft for aerial gravity surveying to search for future offshore gas resources.

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  • Victorian Opposition gets behind gas

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Discretionary EOT clauses: how much discretion do you really have?

    In a recent decision (1) which will be of interest to those undertaking construction and infrastructure projects, the New South Wales (NSW) Court of Appeal decided that a Principal must exercise its discretion to grant an extension of time (EOT) to the date for practical completion, even where the EOT claim was submitted out of time.

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  • ACCC Chairman slams gas moratoria

    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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