Welcome to the 2015 edition of Australia’s Gas Leaders.


On 5 January 2015, the LNG carrier Methane Rita Andrea left Gladstone with the first cargo of LNG from the Queensland Curtis LNG Project....

Publication Partner: AGIT

The Australian Gas Industry Trust (AGIT) in its role of offering support and other resources to the natural gas industry, has been...


Just six years ago, Queensland had only a small domestic gas supply and no LNG projects. Today, we have more than 6,000 CSG wells over 17,000 square km of tenements, three pipelines ranging in length from 420 km to 540 km and three LNG facilities on Curtis Island, Gladstone.

Western Australia

Western Australia has long been the nation’s leader in oil and gas, dating back to the 1980s when the North West Shelf project became Australia’s first exporter of LNG.

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Government sees economic development as one part of a balanced approach to growth and creating a prosperous community.

Top 20 Australian Gas Leaders 2015

Welcome to the inaugural Top 20 Australian Gas Leaders list*, profiling the leading companies that have been integral to developing the Australian gas industry into the fundamental part of the...

Publication partner: APPEA

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) is the peak national body representing Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production...

Top 20 Australian Gas Leaders 2015: Emerging

Welcome to the inaugural Top 20 Australian Gas Leaders 2015: Emerging list*, profiling future gas leaders that have won awards in their respective fields and been at the helm of...

Expert in the field: Geoffrey Cann

Australia has all the luck in the global gas sector. After years of hard yards, we will grow from the current eight LNG production...

Top 20 Australian Gas Leaders 2015: Individuals

Welcome to the inaugural Top 20 Australian Gas Leaders* – Individuals list, charting a mix of influential gas stalwarts and upcoming visionaries who have made a significant impact on the Australian gas industry.

Chapter one: Exploration and production

Australia produced 1,400 petajoules (PJ) of gas in 2013–14 for domestic use, according to the Australian Energy regulator’s State of the Energy Market 2014 report. While gas is widely used for industrial manufacturing, around 31 per cent of Australian gas consumption is for electricity generation.

Shell Australia

Shell has been a major operator in Australia since 1901 in exploration, oil and gas production, refining, supplying, manufacturing and marketing a range of oil products.

Chapter two: LNG

There has never been a more exciting time for the Australian LNG export industry. Despite the softening of global gas demand and international LNG spot prices from September 2014, the...

Expert in the field: Paul Balfe

2014 was a landmark year for the Australian LNG industry, with the first shipment from Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) — the first LNG export...

Chevron Australia

Chevron Australia utilises its global resources and more than 130 years of experience in the energy business to provide the energy that drives human progress.

Chapter three: Transport and transmission

Australia’s gas transmission industry has undergone a significant period of transition throughout 2014–15 and has been beset with numerous challenges. These include addressing a forecasted dip in gas demand, a lack of competition, and a lack of investor confidence in the domestic gas industry following inchoate political intervention in the NSW and Victorian gas industries.

Expert in the field: Cheryl Cartwright

“It’s logical.” “It’s a sensible move.” “Well done!” These are the types of comments we’ve been receiving since our members voted to change our name to the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) from the Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA).


Nacap is a leading pipeline and surface facilities construction contractor. A Quanta Services Company, reporting through Quanta Services Australia, Nacap has...


Using Australia’s rich oil and gas reserves, Qenos converts natural resources into high-value petrochemicals and plastics. Qenos is a vital local partner to Australian manufacturing, delivering...


From managing the design, construction and commissioning of a major upgrade on a gas trunk receiving station in the ACT, to delivering operations and maintenance services to asset owners and...

Chapter four: Power generation

The outlook for gas-fired power generation has been mixed in recent years. The sector gained much-needed momentum in 2010–11, with approvals granted for gas-fired plants granted in Tallawarra, Shaw River...

Expert in the field: Keith Orchison

How one considers the role of natural gas for electricity consumption in Australia depends entirely on the timeframe being used.

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