Policy

  • 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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  • AGL gas projects threatened by bureaucracy

    AGL’s Interim CEO Brett Redman says the collapse of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) has affected the company’s development of new gas fired power stations in NSW, while its Crib Point LNG terminal in Victoria could be delayed by a state government-led environmental assessment of the project and its associated pipeline.

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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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  • 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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  • Lakes Oil loses court challenge against Vic gas ban

    Lakes Oil has lost a Supreme Court challenge against the Victorian onshore gas moratorium.

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  • Government gas deal on the cards

    Following meetings with Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan in Canberra yesterday, gas producers are expected to extend a deal offering uncontracted gas for domestic use before export.

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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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  • APPEA wants more gas not export controls

    An increase in local gas supply, not proposed export controls, is what will lower domestic gas prices, according to Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Roberts.

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  • Wood Mackenzie predicts huge gas price increase

    Wood Mackenzie has warned gas prices on Australia’s east coast could rise by up to 70 per cent over the next decade.

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  • AGL warns of 2020s Victorian gas shortfall

    Victoria could face gas shortages in the early 2020s, with potential export controls likely to exacerbate this problem, according to AGL Energy.

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  • AGIT holds Gas Speak Colloquium

    Earlier this month, the Australian Gas Industry Trust (AGIT) hosted its annual Gas Speak Colloquium, a presentation and skills workshop for young professionals in the gas industry.

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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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  • Government funding Gas Acceleration Program

    The Australian Government has agreed to provide funds of up to $2 million to Energy World Corporation (EWC) subsidiary Australian Gasfields as part of its Gas Acceleration Program.

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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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  • Barikewa-3 well strikes gas

    Joint venture (JV) partners Santos, Oil Search and Cue have discovered a significant gas resource in the Barikewa-3 well in Papua New Guinea.

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  • ACCC: more gas required to lower prices

    The government and the gas industry must take action to increase gas supply to the domestic market in order to lower prices, according to a new report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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