The Australian Energy Market Operator is currently implementing a new wholesale gas short-term trading market that will initially operate in Sydney and Adelaide. The new market represents a major change to the way gas is bought and sold in South Australia and New South Wales.

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The new decade brings exciting new challenges for Australia’s gas industry. As debate continues over a carbon pollution reduction scheme, natural gas is a fuel of choice for a low...

Increasing gas demand prompts distribution network expansion


As demand for natural gas rises, companies are facing new challenges in their effort to bring natural gas to more consumers than ever. Gas Today spoke to major operators SP...

Observations on future gas issues


Energy sources and demand levels are likely to be increasingly affected by social and technological factors in 2010 and beyond. The future of gas distribution in Australia lies in smarter...

Hot tapping tools take the pressure off drilling


Connecting gas and water distribution main lines, service lines, hydrants and pipe systems requires a safe and reliable technique. Supplier Georg Fischer Piping Systems believes that cost-effective and user-friendly options...

LNG keeps on trucking in Victoria


A micro-LNG plant to fuel trucks in southwest Victoria could have financial and environmental benefits for the region’s expanding transport industries. South West Sustainability Partnership Executive Officer Barrie Baker has...

Drive away, no more to pay – NGVs reduce carbon emissions


Natural gas is being adopted globally as a fuel source for transport vehicles. Gas Today caught up with natural gas vehicle experts Brett Jarman and Ollie Clark to discuss the...

CNG public transport faces clean diesel roadblock


Stephanie Clancy reports on the challenges facing the widespread uptake of compressed natural gas technology in Australia’s public transport systems.

FutureGAS 2010 – the future of gas is now!


It's not too late to register for FutureGAS 2010 to make sure you are a part of Australia’s whole-of-industry natural gas conference and exhibition – where the future of the...

FLOWSIC 100 FLARE – the new ultrasonic flare gas flowmeter


Demand for flare gas flowmeters has increased significantly as the gas industry moves toward a carbon constrained environment, becoming more aware of waste gas emission and stringent regulations for CO2...

MWM pushes for fuel efficiency in power generation


As Australia moves toward a carbon constrained economy, focus is shifting to efficient, low emissions fuel sources. MWM Energy Australia Managing Director David Sparano talks to Gas Today about the...

Wanted: skilled workers for the expanding Australian gas industry


Expansion in the oil and gas industry has created an opening in the job market. Hays Oil & Gas Regional Director Simon Winfield outlines the skill sets likely to be...

Staffing Queensland LNG – Santos trains up


As the many proposed Queensland LNG projects take shape and gain momentum, proponents are focused on securing a skilled and capable workforce. Gas Today looks at Santos’ focus on training...

Recruiting for the booming LNG industry


Rapid growth in the LNG industry and global economic factors have made for a turbulent job market in Australia’s energy sector. Dave Deemer and Matthew Wolstenholme, LNG specialists from ACRWorld,...

Nixon keeps in touch on remote projects


Nixon Communications has been providing communications services for Australian pipeline projects for over 20 years. With so much recent activity in the gas industry, including coal seam gas in Queensland’s...

Outlook good: forecasting gas demand


The daily operations of a gas pipeline can rely heavily on accurate forecasting of gas demand. EnergySolutions Product Manager Morten Kristiansen outlines the factors that can influence demand for gas...

EMICO ball valves have class


The EMICO ball valve and actuator range includes everything from small bore three-piece to the latest in cryogenic and trunnion ball designs.

Whose gas? Automating gas transmission pipeline systems


Jamie Coombs from SEA Gas explores automating the management of gas transportation contracts.

Moisture measurement for natural gas in a new light


Monitoring moisture content is an important part of preparing natural gas for transmission through pipelines or distribution for burning by end users. GE’s Aurora analyser uses tuneable diode laser absorption...

Pietro Fiorentini launches new piloted gas regulator


Accutherm International, the Australian distributor for Pietro Fiorentini products, has recently launched a new gas pilot regulator, the Aperflux 101.

Wärtsilä gas generators to support wind power


Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply a 170 megawatt gas-fired power plant to be installed in Antelope Station, located near Abernathy, Texas, USA.

Clarke generates interest at Blackwater


Bow Energy has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract to Clarke Energy Australia for the 30 MW Blackwater Power Station, which will use coal seam gas as feedstock.

Longtom comes online


Nexus Energy’s offshore Longtom Gas Field Development began producing gas late last year, following the installation of a 17 kilometre subsea pipeline.

Wrapping up major gas projects in Australia


Despite global financial uncertainty and the possibility of major economic reform under carbon reduction legislation, Australia’s gas industry hasn’t slowed. Katherine St Lawrence looks at some of the major projects...

Gas in the tropics – APIA Convention in Cairns


The 2009 Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) Convention, held from 17–20 October, provided a dynamic forum for the industry to unite and discuss key issues affecting gas transmission pipelines.

APPEA’s 50th year fires up interest in gas


Gas Today will bring industry representatives all the latest news from the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) 2010 Conference and Exhibition.

Don’t cry for me – World Gas Conference in Argentina


The International Gas Union has been running triennial World Gas Conferences since 1931. In 2009, the conference was held in Argentina from 5–9 October. Gas Today spoke to four Australian...

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