Pipelines

  • 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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  • Government directs AER to set default energy price

    The Federal Government has directed the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to introduce a default market offer for residential and small business electricity consumers.

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  • Jemena launches Australia’s largest renewable gas project

    Australia’s largest renewable gas trial, being developed by Jemena and co-funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), could result in homes and businesses in Sydney using green gas in as little as five years.

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  • Gas flows under budget and ahead of schedule

    Gas production has commenced at the Woodside Petroleum-operated Greater Western Flank Phase 2 Project, under budget and ahead of schedule.

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  • APA agrees to develop methane project

    APA Group has entered into a joint development agreement with Southern Green Gas to develop renewable methane gas.

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  • APGA ready to work with new minister

    The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has welcomed the appointment of the new Federal Minister for Energy Angus Taylor, saying it looks forward to working with the new minister to improve policy.

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  • McCormack: challenges won’t stop APA

    In an interview with Gas Today, APA Group CEO and Managing Director Mick McCormack says the company will continue to invest and grow its extensive infrastructure portfolio despite a potential takeover on the horizon and an uncertain political and regulatory environment.

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  • NGP pipeline mechanical works complete

    Jemena has completed all pipeline mechanical works on the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP).

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  • Dow backs new gas developments and NEG

    Australia must lift restrictions on gas development and adopt the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) in order to save the local industry, according to Dow Chemical.

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  • Sole Gas Project on track in big year for Cooper

    Two thirds of the Sole Gas Project have been completed in a big financial year for Cooper Energy.

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  • APA approves CKI offer

    The bid by a Hong-Kong consortium led by CK Infrastructure (CKI) to acquire APA Group has been accepted by the Australian company.

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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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  • Venice predicts Victorian gas shortages

    The Australian reported that Venice Managing Director Kym Winter-Dewhirst said shortages on the southeast coast were likely to increase “from the beginning of next year when the reserves in the Otway Basin start to decline quite rapidly”. The forecast is divergent to the Australian Energy Market Operator’s June assessment that the gas market would continue to improve and no supply gaps were expected before 2030. Mr Winter-Dewhirst, who previously worked as a government relations executive for BHP, also said Venice…

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  • Ichthys begins production

    Operator and majority stakeholder INPEX Corporation announced today that the giant LNG project has begun operations, which is expected to run for approximately 40 years. The gas produced will be gathered at the Ichthys Explorer processing facility where it will be separated into gases and liquids. From there, the liquids will be piped to the nearby floating storage facility, while the gases are transported to the onshore liquification plant in Darwin via the 890 km Gas Export Pipeline. The project,…

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  • Dow calls for West-East Pipeline

    Speaking to The Australian Financial Review, Mr Vega said the country needed a new pipeline to add an Australian supply-side solution to gas shortages, rather than rely on importing LNG at $10 per gigajoule. He said the industry needed to aim for around $7 a gigajoule, contending a pipeline transporting gas from Western Australia to the east coast could achieve that price range. Gas prices and importation have been a heated debate topic of late. Earlier this week analyst Mark…

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  • APPEA sees big future in the Bight

    The Advertiser reported APPEA SA and NT Director Matthew Doman said drilling in the Bight was “the big opportunity” for South Australia’s oil and gas industry, comparing it to the Bass Strait for Victoria and Tasmania. Speaking at the South Australian Major Projects Conference in Adelaide, Mr Doman said there hadn’t been enough focus on the area, which had the potential to create “a very significant stimulus towards South Australia’s economic growth”. BP and Chevron have stalled their plans for…

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  • Australian LNG exports hit new highs

    Australian LNG exports hit a new high of nearly 60 million t in the past year, thanks in large part to the expansion of Chevron's new projects.

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  • Canavan calls for end to gas development bans

    Embargoes on gas development have damaged the energy industry and are wasting local resources, according to Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matthew Canavan.

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  • ACCC releases final retail electricity pricing report

    The final report into retail electricity pricing from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has found government moratoria on onshore gas exploration and development has "stifled the availability of gas at a low price"?.

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  • Real Energy completes diagnostic fracture injection test

    Real Energy has completed a diagnostic fracture injection test (DFIT) on the Tamarama-3 well at its Cooper Basin-located Windorah Gas Project.

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  • Cooper Sole-3 flow-back testing proves successful

    Cooper Energy's first two production wells for its Sole Gas Project (Sole-3) have experienced successful testing of clean up and flow-back operations.

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  • Senator calls on Morrison to block CKI bid for APA

    Federal Senator Rex Patrick has urged Treasurer Scott Morrison to block CK Infrastructure's takeover bid for APA Group.

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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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  • Pipeline vandalism in PNG

    ExxonMobil Papua New Guinea (PNG) is investigating reports of pipeline vandalism on its Angore gas pipeline construction project.

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  • Exxonmobil considering LNG imports

    ExxonMobil is the latest player to consider LNG imports to Australia's east coast to help alleviate an expected gas shortage in 2021.

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  • Barossa contracts secured

    The Barossa-Caldita Joint Venture has made progress on the front end engineering and design (FEED) phase of the Barossa offshore project with the award of three major engineering contracts.

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