This is my first edition as Editor of Gas Today magazine, and I am delighted to be working even more closely with the gas industry – having been (and continuing to be) Editor of The Australian Pipeliner magazine since 2006.

Resource industry secures compromise on super-sized tax


On 2 May 2010, the Federal Government, under former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, announced its intention to implement a uniform Resource Super Profits Tax (RSPT).

Getting there with gas


Natural gas continues to be adopted as a fuel source for transport vehicles around the globe. Gas Today brings you the latest in natural gas vehicle news.

Developing small-scale LNG plants


With the perpetual advancement of technology, traditional fuel sources for both domestic and...

5 minutes with Reg Nelson


Starting as an exploration geophysicist, Beach Energy Managing Director Reg Nelson has had a career spanning nearly four decades in the minerals and petroleum industries. A former chairman of the...

Bringing Australia’s offshore gas to market


Australia’s offshore industry currently provides 90 per cent of Australia’s oil and gas production. Gas Today brings you a snapshot of the nation’s latest offshore developments.

Supporting the offshore industry


Offshore oil and gas exploration in Australia peaked in 2009, resulting in a boom in the construction of offshore support vessels. Following this boom, GO MARINE’S Brad...

FLNG gets serious


Among the latest and most exciting developments in the gas industry is Shell’s floating LNG technology. As early as 2016, offshore Australian gas fields could be host to these floating...

The Sydney Basin – offshore exploration’s new frontier


Despite displaying all the elements seen in other world class producing basins, there has never been a petroleum exploration well drilled in the offshore Sydney Basin. Advent Energy is about...

Why your operator does not always love you


When dealing with risk liability in Joint Operating Agreements, it’s important that definitions are clear to all parties. Stephanie Rowland makes some observations on gross negligence, wilful...

Modelling rogue waves to mitigate risk offshore


Although once considered a myth, rogue waves represent a considerable risk for offshore oil and gas production platforms. CSIRO’s Dr Murray Rudman spoke to Gas Today about computer modelling undertaken...

Make your mark on the industry at FutureGAS 2011!


In 2011, FutureGAS will be bigger than ever. Targeting more delegates, speakers and exhibitors, the event is moving to the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre to ensure there is room...

How do you BBQ?


Natural gas - it’s a quarter of the cost of LPG and it never runs out, yet the number of barbeques running on it are far outnumbered by their LPG...

Electric heaters in hot water


In mid-2009, the Australian Federal Government launched an initiative to phase out greenhouse gas-intensive hot water systems, starting from 2010. Gas Today looks at what this means for gas hot...

New generation in power: fuel cells


Fuel cell technology is often overlooked as a source of low emission electricity generation. Ceramic Fuel Cells is lobbying federal and state governments to change that.

DBNGP satisfies WA’s appetite for gas


The most recent expansion of the Australia’s largest gas transmission pipeline, the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline, is now complete. Stage 5B saw total of 440 km of pipeline...

Enerflex puts the pressure on


A pressure reducing metering station in southwest Victoria was one of Enerflex’s most recent successful construction projects. Gas Today spoke to Enerflex about the fast-paced project.

Paramedics: caring for the gas industry


It is important to ensure the safety of workers on any worksite, whether in a remote location or in an urban area. Gas Today talks to Aspen Medical’s Robert Ball...

Up close with NOPSA


It’s been another big year in the offshore oil and gas industry, particularly for Jane Cutler, who became Chief Executive Officer of NOPSA almost a year ago. Gas Today spoke...

Gas detection unplugged


When gas leaks into the atmosphere from a pipe, the pressure differential and resulting high velocity flow creates acoustic signatures in both the air and the pipe at ultrasonic frequencies...

Gas detection units


Using a reliable gas detector can be integral to the safety of workers, and reducing risk. Gas Today looks at some of the industry’s latest products.

Western Australia – an economy built on gas


Western Australia is the nation’s largest producer and consumer of natural gas. As production rates decline in current gas fields, new developments are required to meet increasing demand from both...

Discussion at APPEA fuelled by gas


Held in Brisbane from 16–19 May, the 2010 Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) Conference and Exhibition featured keynote speeches from government leaders, company executives and international energy experts....

Offshore developments on the agenda at SEAAOC


The 16th annual South East Asia Australia Offshore Conference will take place in Darwin from 22–24 September 2010.

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