The last few months have seen an increase in discussion about the challenges facing the Australian gas industry, particularly after significant policy changes in New South Wales and the stringent environmental regulations implemented at a federal level for all CSG projects. These changes, along with the rising gas prices and the imminent demand for gas for LNG exports in Queensland, make this a crucial and challenging period for the gas industry.

Gas industry policy update


It has been a significant few months for Federal and state gas industry policy in Australia, with policy changes that look to change Australia’s gas industry as we know it.

Confidence in Victoria's gas future despite fraccing stalemate


Lakes Oil, the oldest listed Australian oil and gas explorer still operating in the country, faced a setback in August 2012 after the Victorian Government enforced a moratorium on fracture...

5 minutes with Stedman Ellis


As Chief Operating Officer of the Western Region of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association, Stedman Ellis has extensive experience and networks in the resources and government sectors. Prior...

The well delivery revolution


The boom of North American shale discoveries and the bust of natural gas prices have taken center stage recently, and with declining oil and gas...

Power to Queensland as Yasi wreaks havoc


On 3 February 2011 near Mission Beach on Queensland’s far north coast, Kerry Copelin and the team from his family-owned business, KAC Generation and Mechanical, were prepared for tropical cyclone...

Cryogenic insulation systems for LNG plants


In Australia today, LNG companies and their engineering, procurement and construction contractors are faced with a shortage of skilled labour which increases the risk of project delays. Matrix Composites &...

Comfort and style for your home away from home


Serviced apartments are ideal for gas industry employees, as they offer a home away from home that ensures employees can work and relax in complete comfort. With the growth of...

Real-time monitoring for unattended gas analysis


Precisive LLC, an innovator in unattended process monitoring systems for gas analysis, has launched its new Tunable Filter Spectroscopy platform with the introduction of Precisive™ 5.

Every drop counts: dealing with CSG water


With a rise in demand for CSG to supply large LNG projects in Queensland, the question of CSG water management has been brought to the fore. Gas Today investigates the...

Water and air quality a top priority at Camden


After the recent decision by New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell to impose a 2 km buffer for coal seam gas activities across existing residential zones throughout NSW, AGL Energy...

Let there be gas: CSG success at Mahalo


Comet Ridge is entering a crucial period in its exploration endeavours in eastern Australia, as construction nears completion at its two Mahalo block pilot schemes, located in the Denison Trough...

Enhanced biogenesis of methane


Biogenesis of methane beneath the earth occurs where communities of microbes break down large hydrocarbon substrates – such as coal, oil and kerogen – to methane, just like humans gain...

Power reignites Collinsville


90 km south-west of Bowen in central Queensland, a coal-fired power station is in the process of being decommissioned. Collinsville Power Station, which opened in 1968, is no longer viable...

The highway to Shell


Royal Dutch Shell has entered the LNG for transport market, announcing that it will supply LNG to refuelling stations along the Hume Highway between Melbourne and Sydney. The move will...

Public and private collaborate for LNG future


Kleenheat Gas’ EVOL LNG and the Victorian Government have opened the first of five LNG refuelling stations for heavy vehicles in Wodonga, 300 km north-east of Melbourne, improving access to...

Helping build professionals in the energy sector


The Western Australian Ready for Work Mentoring Program, an initiative which has served to connect undergraduates with experienced professionals from the energy industry, came to an end in April 2013,...

Australia’s skills shortage: where to next?


The unprecedented skills shortage that Australia’s labour market is currently experiencing is – as many economic commentators report – having major ramifications for the domestic gas industry and broader productivity....

Industry lights up at FutureGAS 2013


The 2013 FutureGAS Conference and Exhibition, Australia’s only whole-of-industry natural gas event, was held in Brisbane from 12–14 March. The event attracted over 500 attendees, and addressed the whole gas...

Supporting industry collaboration at ASCOPE


With a booming resources industry, the recovery of the global economy and debates on climate change continuing, unity and discussion between major players in the gas industry is more important...

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