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Gas Today launched at Gas Speak


Gas Today was officially launched at Gas Speak Dinner in September, paving the way for a new era of communication within the gas industry.

Major gas deals signed


The LNG export business continues to boom following two major deals for the sale of North West Shelf gas into Asia.

WA gas crisis?


Western Australia’s domestic gas supplies have become the topic of an ongoing debate amidst calls for a reassessment of WA’s gas reservation policy and pricing arrangements.

Natural gas - cleaner, here and ready now


With the spotlight on Australia’s future energy production and consumption and a focus on reducing the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, gas industry bodies have called for Australians to look to...

18 per cent gas in Qld by 2020


As part of Queensland’s ClimateSmart 2050 climate change strategy, the state aims to increase the percentage of its gas-fired energy generation from the current 13 percent to 18 per cent...

Gas - a specialised stream at Energy 21C


Australia’s abundance of natural gas reserves will see this resource become increasingly important as an energy source for industrial and domestic consumers.

Longford gas plant a step closer


Esso’s proposed gas conditioning plant at Longford, in Victoria’s offshore Bass Strait, has moved a step closer to becoming a reality after Victorian Government decided that an Environment Effects Statement...

Strong growth in gas production


Australian gas production grew strongly in the 12 months to 30 June 2007, reversing the previous year’s trend which saw flat national production.

Tasmanian Gas Reticulation


Tasmania, as the last Australian state to be connected to natural gas, has in recent years been developing its natural gas distribution network, with Powerco Tasmania holding a Development Agreement...

New LNG plant to fuel heavy-duty vehicles


The Wesfarmers Energy $138 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) project will significantly expand the availability of this fuel in Western Australia.

TRUenergy moving onwards and upwards with Tallawarra


Further progress is being made on TRUenergy Tallawarra, Australia’s most efficient combined cycle gas-fired power station, with consultation being undertaken and an application for a capacity upgrade pending.

GridX Power - pioneering gas - fired generation


GridX Power uses natural gas to create power from local generators situated on-site where the energy is used. By capturing the by-product of electricity generation, heating and cooling can be...

Natural gas: Keep the Home Fires Burning


The recent APEC meetings in Sydney provided the stage for a number of important political and economic announcements. From a gas and energy industry perspective, Prime Minister Howard’s 6 September...

Tapping in to Australia's tight gas


Australia has an abundant supply of gas, the problem is that a lot of it is trapped in low permeability reservoirs and extracting it can be more costly than is...

Otway project pumping at last


The Woodside-operated Otway Gas plant near Port Campbell, Victoria has started to export gas.

Coal seam gas


Commercial production of coal seam gas (CSG) in Australia is only a decade old, but it has experienced immense growth in recent times, with new companies making their mark on...

Austech launches monitoring solutions for gases


Austech Instruments, a niche market designer and manufacturer of gas detection equipment and systems are at the forefront of providing innovative solutions to monitor gas concentration with the introduction of...

Making use of water from CSG operations


As a primary by-product of coal seam gas development, and a vital resource in many parts of Australia, the potential of water derived from CSG operations is being investigated by...

Blue Energy swoops in on Queensland CSG market


Following its name change from Energy Investments in May this year – a move which the company said reflected its renewed focus on a growing suite of CSG and oil...

Armflame - working hard across the gas industry


Armflame Pty Ltd, run by Tim and Karen Straatmans and incorporated in January 1990, is a company with a broad-ranging skill base that can manage the entire package in getting...

Bass Strait - delivering gas for 40 years


Bass Strait’s Gippsland Basin gas field has delivered clean and cheap energy to Victoria for over 40 years. Today, with the demand for gas growing and with petroleum driving the...

Out of sight, out of mind?


They say it with their mouths, but not with their policies! Politicians from both sides of the fence make positive comments about natural gas, when...

Owen Inquiry puts spotlight on natural gas


The release of the Owen Inquiry on base-load power generation in New South Wales has put the spotlight firmly back on the use of natural gas as...

A National Gas Supply Industry Passport


The development of a Gas Supply Industry (GSI) passport by the Energy Networks...

The Gas Industry Alliance. It's all about growing the pie and making a difference


A vast amount of attention and funding has been given to alternative forms of energy with the goal of reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Gas has clearly been identified as...

Gas Distribution Standard


In the past, standards on gas distribution networks have been developed in a somewhat piecemeal manner, due mainly to...

ENA: National Gas Law


The gas distribution industry has a regulated asset value of over $10 billion. Gas is distributed to around 4 million customer connections through over 75,000 km of gas distribution pipelines....

GAMAA is Issues Driven


Fifty years ago, a group of gas cooker manufacturers got together in Adelaide to plan one large Christmas Party for their customers. The idea was to form an Industry event...

Putting our trust in the future of the industry


The Australian Gas Industry Trust (AGIT) was established in 1999 to contribute to the advancement of study, education and research in the gas industry. Gas Today met with AGIT Director...

Victoria number one for retail energy competition


The World Retail Energy Market Rankings for 2006, just released by First Data Utilities and project partner VaasaETT, indicate that Victoria has overtaken the United Kingdom as the most active...

Retailers welcome AEMC Victorian competition findings


A draft report on the effectiveness of competition in Victoria’s retail energy market released by the Australian Energy Markets Commission (AEMC) has been welcomed by the peak industry body, the...

Latest developments in retail regulation


In the August edition of Gas Today, we reported on regulation in the gas retail industry. Since then, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has issued a report, reviewing the...

LPG delivers big savings for diesel trucks


An Australian-developed LPG Autogas system is helping operators of heavy diesel-powered trucks reduce fuel bills by 20 per cent, its inventors have said.

LNG: from little things big things grow


Small-scale liquefied natural gas is set to be a major growth area for the LNG industry, with new projects announced, billions of dollars in funding secured and our burgeoning coal...

BBS working to build Wagga's new power station


Bilfinger Berger Services (BBS) is working with Newgen Power to build a 600 MW gas-fired power station in Uranquinty, 15 km south of Wagga Wagga.

Diversified Construction - embracing new technology


Diversified Construction Corporation Pty Ltd is a Queensland based pipeline construction company that was started 7 years ago and has grown to produce revenue of over $100 million for the...

Young industry members gather for Gas Speak 2007


Each year the Australian Gas Industry Trust (AGIT) convenes the annual Gas Speak Colloquium. Gas Speak provides an opportunity for younger members of the gas industry to develop their communication...

WA gas crisis?


Western Australia’s domestic gas supplies have become the topic of an ongoing debate amidst calls for a reassessment of WA’s gas reservation policy and pricing arrangements.

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