As Oxford Energy Institute Professor Jonathan Stern warned attendees of the 2015 Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference, held in Melbourne in May, it is only a switch from coal to gas that can immediately and significantly improve air quality in cities. And it is certainly not just the billions of people living in super-polluting conurbations such as New Delhi and Beijing that will be positively affected by the displacement of coal for gas.

It's time for the government to step up on gas


Perhaps the most important thing to understand in the domestic energy market is that the supply chain ends in customers. No less important, when it comes to most business users,...

It looks gloomy, but is it? Emerging workforce needs for Australian gas


It really does look gloomy out there. Globally, oil and gas industry layoffs number well north of 100,000. The services companies have taken the brunt of the losses, and it’s...

Name change to include ‘gas’ highlights pipeline industry’s role in gas


Federal Minister for Industry and Science, Hon Ian Macfarlane, has welcomed the pipeline industry’s inclusion of the word ‘gas’ in its name, changing from the Australian Pipeline Industry Association to...

Gas companies giving back: supporting health in PNG


Gas companies are increasingly working with communities, particularly in developing countries, to better establish social ties.

Doing business in PNG: what you need to know


The World Bank Economic Forum estimates the global cost of corruption equates to more than 5 per cent of global GDP, or approximately $US2.6 trillion.

Encouraging Indigenous employment in the gas industry


The gas industry should take a lead role in the development of business and employment opportunities for Indigenous groups in Australia, according to Australia’s peak body representing Indigenous groups in...

Industry looks to LNG 18 for international direction


The pre-eminent triennial LNG 18 Conference and Exhibition is now less than a year away, and will bring the world’s LNG industry to Australia as several major LNG projects come...

How Reg Nelson brought Beach back from the dead


Australian gas industry legend Reg Nelson talks about Beach Energy’s brush with disaster, the birth of Australia’s CSG industry and the political hypocrisy stalling gas supplies on the east coast.

After a tough election, will Baird and Roberts commit to NSW gas?


The re-election of the incumbent Liberal Government in New South Wales in March 2015, led by popular Premier Mike Baird, can be seen as a vindication of the pro-coal seam...

In a post-QCLNG world, how will the market respond?


This article focuses on market responses to the ramp-up of coal seam gas (CSG) production in Queensland following the commencement of shipments from the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) project, and...

In a changing market, what lies ahead for domestic demand?


At a domestic level, rising production costs and the development of LNG export capacity in the east is creating a step change in pricing and demand. It will change market...

Zinfra deliver for ActewAGL in Hume, ACT


Needing to deliver approximately 30,000 scm/h into the gas distribution networks in the projected growth areas in the Australian Capital Territory and in Queanbeyan over the next 20 years, ActewAGL...

AMS VeriCal system improves performance


Production and refinery engineers responsible for measuring, monitoring and flaring waste gas will find the advanced ST100 Series thermal mass flow meter from Fluid Components International (FCI), with FCI’s VeriCal™...

Exacting gas monitor calibration


The accurate and consistent monitoring of gas levels is important for the safety of both personnel and the general public.

Jereh Group becomes Ariel’s only global market packager outside of North America


Jereh Group has announced that it is the only global market packager outside North America for natural gas compressor manufacturer Ariel.

GRT’s dust-suppression product almost halves costs


Australian ‘instant’ infrastructure company Global Road Technology has again proved its capabilities following the release of an independent investigation into its dust suppression product used in the CSG and resource...

An explosive anniversary


It is seven years since the Varanus Island gas explosion off the coast of Western Australia.

ThermalEx and ThermaLoad provide heating for the gas industry


ThermalEx and ThermaLoad heaters and load banks are already in use across a number of gas processing facilities, compression stations and remote sites throughout the country, including the Dampier Bunbury...

Electrix awarded further works in Adelaide


In 2013, utility contractor Electrix began works on upgrading the 100-year-old low-pressure cast iron gas distribution network in the Adelaide CBD area and renewing the underground infrastructure to support medium...

The ins and outs of carbon monoxide training


As carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas, it can easily cause harm without warning.

Bringing corporate advantages to independent


Multi-Fix WA is an established and reputable supplier of industrial fasteners and wholesale hardware, operating since 1986.

An historical achievement for offshore developments at Wheatstone


In what is one of the world’s largest ever offshore platform installations, in May this year Chevron Australia successfully installed the Wheatstone Project’s platform topsides approximately 225 km offshore the...

A 150 MW boost to South Hedland’s energy supply


TransAlta Energy Australia is building on its 20-year history in Australia by developing the 150 MW South Hedland Power Station in Western Australia at an estimated cost of $A570 million.

Setting yourself up for success: getting the scope right


The Scope of Work is the key document in any major infrastructure contract. Many disputes often involve disagreements about the requirements of the scope document. Yet, the importance of preparing...

Santos and the Cooper Basin: the next frontier


Santos has a long, proud history in Australia’s prolific Cooper Basin, having explored for oil and gas in the area since 1954. Yet, with the advent of commercially extractable unconventional...

The state of fracking in 2015


There is no doubt that fracking is a divisive process – a point on which technical industry experts and anti-fracking campaigners appear to fleetingly agree. Whilst the technocrats focus is...

CR Chinchilla expands services to gas field management


In June 2013, CR Chinchilla was awarded a three-year contract with one of the leading energy companies active in the Surat Basin, and has since been actively involved in maintenance...

What’s next for natural gas as a transportation fuel in Australia?


Australia’s reliance on diesel imports for transportation fuel – currently importing around 90 per cent of its transport fuel needs – is a major flaw in its energy security. However,...

Psychosocial safety: are you taking it seriously?


While psychosocial safety cannot be considered a new issue, there is little doubt it is the next wave of health and safety concern in Australia.

How personal can process safety be?


Arrow Energy Asset Integrity and Process Safety Management (AIPSM) Lead Noyan Ercan looks at asset integrity and process safety in the coal seam gas industry.

Northern Australia’s largest petroleum conference returns to Darwin


As the Northern Territory emerges as the focus of Australia’s new oil and gas projects, it is the 21st Annual South East Asia Australia Offshore & Onshore Conference will provide...

Record turnout at ADGO 2015 in Sydney in March


A record number of 270 gas leaders attended the third annual Australian Domestic Gas Outlook 2015 conference held in Sydney in March, to discuss the future of domestic gas in...

2015 Gastech Conference & Exhibition set to shine in Singapore


The 2015 Gastech Conference & Exhibition, held from 27–30 October 2015 in Singapore, is the world’s largest gas event and connects energy professionals from the entire natural gas and LNG...

Australian Gas Industry Trust scholars shine at GASEX 2014


In Australia, if you happen to mention the invisible threat that is air pollution, you can be met with anything from...

EAEMO conference set to be the most significant east coast energy markets discussion in 2015


Over 200 energy leaders will gather again at this year’s fourth annual Eastern Australia’s Energy Markets Outlook 2015 conference, the only annual and dedicated senior level, strategic platform for exploring...

APPEA puts HSE in the spotlight


Building on the success of APPEA’s inaugural HSE conference in 2014, the APPEA 2015 Health, Safety and Environment Conference will be held on 7–9 September in Perth, Western Australia.

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