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  • ACCC repeats call for lower gas prices

    A new report from Australia’s consumer watchdog has reinforced the struggles domestic gas users face due to high prices.

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  • McGowan pledges $10m for LNG plant

    Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan will announce $10 million in funding towards a micro-scale LNG plant in Kwinana.

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  • APPEA Advisory Board: NSW gas situation “stark”

    A prominent member of Australia’s energy sector says New South Wales’ political leaders have “have failed to grasp the importance of gas supply”.

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  • Wheatstone gas flows to market

    Gas from the Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG project has begun distributing to the domestic market.

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  • AGL progresses SA power station

    The first of 12 engines have arrived on site for AGL Energy’s Barker Inlet Power Station in South Australia.

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  • WA to remove flaring

    The Western Australia government will introduce a plan to phase out flaring by petroleum companies by 2030.

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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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  • Wärtsilä to operate Oil Search PNG gas power plant

    Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with NiuPower to be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Port Moresby Power Station, a clean-burning natural gas power plant in Papua New Guinea.

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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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  • 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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  • Shell starts Prelude testing

    The Australian Financial Review reported Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden announced to investors that LNG and liquified petroleum gas have been introduced to the Prelude plant in preparation for commissioning, with testing now under way. Located in the Browse Basin 475 km northeast of Broome, the Prelude FLNG project is the largest offshore facility ever constructed. The facility has a production capacity of at least 5.3 mtpa of liquids, including 3.6 mtpa of LNG, 1.3 mtpa of condensate…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sole-3 reservoir complete

    Cooper Energy has drilled the Sole-3 gas well to a total depth (TD) and intersected the reservoir, recording gas observations consistent with pre-drill expectations.

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  • Iona upgrade underway

    Expansion works have commenced at Lochard Energy's Iona Gas Plant in Port Campbell, Victoria, which will enable underground gas storage at the plant.

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  • Glenaras skids installed

    Surface facilities, including separator and metering skids and flowlines, are currently being installed at the Glenaras Gas Project in ATP 2019 in Queensland.

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  • AIE selects LNG import site

    Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) has selected Port Kembla as the site for New South Wales' first LNG import terminal.

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  • FID reached for Arcadia

    Santos and its GLNG partners will invest more than $400 million in the 137-well Arcadia gas project in the Bowen Basin in Queensland.

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  • Sole drilling progresses

    Cooper Energy's drilling operations at its Sole Gas Project in VIC/L32 in the Gippsland Basin, offshore Victoria, have been hit by heavy weather.

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  • Leigh Creek closer to first gas

    Leigh Creek Energy has received the second of the three Activity Notifications (AN) required to move towards demonstrating gas flow at the Leigh Creek Energy Project (LCEP).

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  • Leigh Creek to commence construction

    Leigh Creek Energy has received approval of the first of three Activity Notifications (AN), meaning it can commence site construction activities.

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  • Leigh Creek modules complete

    Workshop fabrication of the pre-commercial demonstration (PCD) modules are complete for the Leigh Creek Energy Project (LCEP) in South Australia.

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  • Casino Henry JV snaps up Minerva

    The Casino Henry Joint Venture (JV) has signed an agreement with BHP for its 90 per cent interest in the Minerva Gas Plant, onshore Otway Basin, Victoria.

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