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Roadmap to boost onshore gas development

A new report released by Queensland’s GasFields Commission has put forth a roadmap solution to increase domestic supply of natural gas.   The report shows how governments, local communities, landowners and gas companies can work together to deliver jobs and economic opportunities.   The report, ‘On New Ground’, details the lessons learned from the development […]

Jemena appoints new CFO

Jemena has announced the appointment of its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) following an extensive six month global search. David Gillespie – who is currently General Manager of Jemena’s Corporate Finance group  –  will commence as CFO from Monday, 7 August 2017. His appointment comes after Jemena’s current CFO, Joanne Pearson, announced her retirement earlier […]

Experts to review Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project

Eight leading industry experts have been selected to deliver further independent assessment of Santos’ proposed coal seam gas project, the Narrabri Gas Project. Director of Resource Assessments, Mike Young, said eight experts have been engaged to review Santos’ Environmental Impact Statement and provide independent advice and recommendations to the Department of Planning and Environment. The […]

$26 million for east coast gas project acceleration

A new $26 million Gas Acceleration Program (GAP) will see The Australian Government work with the States and Territories that are prepared to develop their own gas resources, in order to increase supply to the east coast. At a COAG Energy Council meeting in mid-July 2017, Ministers agreed to work together on the implementation of […]

Interim report on fraccing in NT released

The Northern Territory Government has released the interim report of its independent inquiry into fraccing of onshore unconventional reservoirs in state. The report details the activities undertaken by the Inquiry Panel to date and its preliminary analysis of some of the risks and benefits of hydraulic fracturing for shale gas in the Northern Territory. The […]

No end to rising gas prices for manufacturers

Rising gas prices continue to be a sore point for manufacturers, with many fearing the crisis will cause widespread job losses in the sector. Chemistry Australia CEO, Samantha Read, said manufacturers in the Australian chemistry industry are not seeing an end to rising east coast gas prices. “While there has been some important Government action, […]

Works begin on Northern Gas Pipeline

Jemena’s $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline project has reached another key milestone with construction of the pipeline now underway. Attending a sod-turning ceremony near Tennant Creek to mark the occasion, Jemena Managing Director, Paul Adams, said the Northern Gas Pipeline will play a crucial role in helping to resolve the east-coast gas supply crisis. “This […]

Radial drilling company secures commercialisation grant

Queensland radial drilling technology group, V2H International has secured $1 million as part of the Federal Government scheme to accelerate commercialisation of new products for Australian and international markets. V2H International is a technology development company that partners with oil and gas producers, service companies, governments, private equity groups and other organisations in the oil […]

Draft decision issued on Albury access arrangement

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has issued its draft decision on Australian Gas Networks’ (AGN) Victorian and Albury access arrangement for its natural gas customers for the five year period beginning 1 January 2018. The draft decision is in response to AGN’s Final Plan, which was submitted to the AER on 23 December 2016. In […]

Gas Security Mechanism to keep gas in Australia

The Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) is now in effect, allowing the Government to intervene, if necessary, to ensure adequate gas is available for Australian. The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan, will use assessments, including from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), the ACCC and industry to determine later this year […]

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