Last year’s Natural Gas. The Natural Choice campaign to reduce carbon emissions and promote the benefits of natural gas use to consumers in New South Wales has seen so much success that the industry has decided to launch a new advertising campaign for 2009.

Gas – boosting solar hot water


The installation of solar and gas-boosted solar hot water systems is being championed by government and industry as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the residential sector. The...

Can LPG save local car makers?


Against a backdrop of total declining vehicle sales over the last year, LPG vehicle sales have been on the increase. With the implementation of the Federal Government’s ‘A New Car...

Addressing skills shortages


Skills shortages have been a major constraining factor on the Australian economy over the last five years. This year, companies could be forgiven for thinking that a skills shortage will...

Gas on the North West Shelf


Western Australia, as Australia’s number one petroleum producer relies heavily on gas fields in the North West Shelf for both its domestic and export industries.

Industry yet to achieve full consistency under IFRS


A KPMG report has found that oil and gas companies are not achieving full consistency in their financial and reserves reporting.

Gas processing: offshore style


Big industries require big innovations and one of the biggest in the offshore gas industry has been taking place in the model test basin at the Australian Maritime College in...

CPRS – considering a future for gas


The Australian Government has released its Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme White Paper, including a long term goal of reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions to 60 per cent below 2000 levels by...

Natural gas and climate change policies


As the Australian Government's primary policy tool for the mitigation of climate change, the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme is attracting numerous comments from members of the gas industry. Here, the...

Reviewing the STTM


Patricia Boyce, Seed Advisory Director, discusses the STTM and the challenges associated with successfully designing and implementing the new market to meet the design’s objectives and considerations of all involved.

Gas retail deregulation – Victoria leads the way


This year saw a major milestone for the energy retailing sector reached, when the state of Victoria phased out retail price regulation for gas and electricity.

Reducing emissions - energy efficiency style


The Energy Retailers Association of Australia (ERAA) is lobbying government to develop a more co-ordinated public policy response to improving energy efficiency for electricity and gas appliances throughout Australia.

Up to standard?


The gas industry in Australia has worked for many years to ensure that all gas appliances, components and their subsequent installation follow one golden rule – safety for all. The...

Multilayer gas pipe concerns addressed at industry forum


Today, the use of multilayer gas pipe, also known as polyethylene/aluminium and cross-linked polyethylene/aluminium macro-composite pipe, for domestic gas piping systems is widespread. However concerns have been raised by consumer,...

Energy infrastructure investment a must


Australia’s energy networks have recently been tested by sustained heat waves that have broken energy demand and weather records. Even as existing energy grids strain under these pressures, global financial...

From shore to ship – CNG marine transportation


While compressed natural gas (CNG) is little known in Australia, overseas it has been used as a successful method of transporting gas on land for over 40 years. Recently, CNG...

FutureGAS – for a forward thinking industry


Gas industry experts, stakeholders and representatives will meet in Brisbane in March for the inaugural FutureGAS Conference & Exhibition.

Protecting LNG


Two new heat protection topcoats have hit the market; ideal for LNG projects the world over.

The simple fiscal meter that's smarter than ever


A new single-check flow meter that can operate under extreme temperatures, proves that you can do more with less.

New future for gas meters?


A new gas meter could revolutionise the way gas flow is measured, as two concepts combine to produce a unique invention aimed at capturing the right amount of information needed.

Pipe installation ploughs ahead


A new pipe and cable installation process is being recognised as the innovative solution for gas pipeline installations.

A week in the life of a gas engineering student


Heading off to my first day of university in 2004, I had no idea what to expect. A stereotypical love of maths and how-things-work led me to enrol in a...

Considering recruitment? Get your message across


A number of factors need to be considered when engaging a recruitment organisation to assist in obtaining employees. Matt Hewitson from Harrier Resourcing People outlines some considerations pertinent to the...

Recruiting for the industry


A reliable recruitment process is essential to any industry. Gas Today caught up with a number of major gas companies to talk about the strategies they use to recruit and...

Managing personnel logistics – remote pipeline construction


Nacap recently completed works on the QSN Link pipeline project, located in remote central Australia. The company attributes the project’s success to its focus on its recruitment and training strategy,...

IGEM looks to the future while preserving the past


The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) may date back to the 19th century, but it has a forward-thinking approach to communicating information to the global gas industry.

Cushioning Australia’s gas infrastructure


Australia presents many challenges when lifting, shifting and engineering natural gas pipelines to ensure safety and security of supply. A huge variety of terrain has to be crossed as pipelines...

Covering Australia’s PE pipe needs


PPI Corporation has been manufacturing polyethylene (PE) pipe in Brisbane for almost 30 years, and its presence in the industrial sector is continuing to grow.

Good things come in small packages


Safe and practical, the pocket-sized MC2-IS Intrinsically Safe Multifunction Calibrator proves it can take the heat when it comes to explosive surroundings.

Simple and sound gas detection


No other product in BW Technologies’ history has received such widespread attention, due to a combination of user-friendly simple and sound gas detection assets.

Kwinana lifts off


NewGen’s combined-cycle gas-fired Kwinana Power Station, located in southwest Western Australia, is fully operational and ready to supply 10 per cent of the state’s growing energy needs.

Berwyndale to Wallumbilla Pipeline leaves positive environmental legacy


Diversified Construction Corporation has completed building AGL Energy’s Berwyndale to Wallumbilla Pipeline project, located in Queensland, taking an environmentally friendly approach to the construction process.

Angel takes flight


The North West Shelf Venture’s third major offshore gas production facility, the Angel platform, has begun producing gas for processing at the Karratha Gas Plant – in Western Australia’s Pilbara...

The Vermeer T455 perfects the art of tight trenching


All Track Trenching has recently added the compact Vermeer T455 tracked trencher to its ground works fleet in order to better tackle tight situations. More easily manoeuvrable than its larger...

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