In this Spring edition of Gas Today, we celebrate a new spring for industry’s peak body with an exclusive interview with the new Chief Executive of the APPEA, Dr Malcolm Roberts.

A new spring for the APPEA


Despite the economic rollercoaster the gas industry has been on since late 2014, the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association’s new Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Roberts believes it’s an exciting...

ACCC inquiry must cut through the contradiction


Few reports in the next 12 months will be read with more interest (and in some quarters, concern) than the commentary on east coast gas markets from the Australian Competition...

Gas' oil price hangover


The International Energy Agency (IEA) has painted an uncertain picture for gas-producing economies, with the oil price slump expected to claim a few casualties and some Asian importers poised to...

Hard lessons and hard decisions ahead


The trials that Australia’s electricity network providers have faced over the past year during the Senate Inquiry into Electricity Prices has provided key insights into the hurdles that gas providers...

Where will gas fit in new climate policy?


Australia's fragmented climate policy framework is hurting industries every day, and leaving key sectors such as natural gas in the dark over how Australia's energy mix will look in the...

A new direction for AGL Energy


Gas asset write-downs, divestments and a new focus: AGL Energy's 2015 upstream gas review was a bumpy, but necessary, ride for the company, CEO Andrew Vesey tells Gas Today.

A tale of two states


As neighbouring southern states, South Australia and Victoria share a lot in common. However, it is clear that effective gas industry governance is not a shared characteristic, with Victoria's industry...

An Australian pipeliner in Paris


One of the key roles of the Australian Gas Industry Trust is to support up-and-coming industry professionals. This year, one of AGTI's scholarship recipients...

Will WA's new shale, tight gas regulations stand the test?


Western Australia now has some of the most stringent well integrity and resource management conditions in Australia for its gas industry, following the introduction of new regulations on 1 July...

Bridging the gender divide


Growing up in Dubai surrounded by the booming oil and gas industry, Veena Mendez's career path was almost certain from the moment she could read or watch the daily news.

Gas export boom shakes market


In the wake of new forecasts for LNG's booming offshore demands, there are calls for the federal government to cap the commodity's exports.

NATA-accredited lab delivers calibration services to Surat Basin


For the first time, the Surat Basin's CSG, mining, power generation and specialised service industries have immediate access to a locally based NATA-accredited calibration laboratory.

ZNX builds unique confined space training facility


ZNX Network Services Victoria has invested in a confined space simulation environment designed to increase the safe practices of the ZNX workforce and drive business efficiencies by keeping training on...

Offshore state of play


Australia's offshore gas and pipelines sector is undergoing significant change with the imminent arrival of floating LNG to the market. Gas Today looks at the latest developments for Australia's offshore...

Offshore maintenance under the microscope


The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority is cautioning industry not to shirk its OH&S responsibilities as pressure to manage expenses mount off the back of the lower...

An executive pipeliner


APA Group is Australia's largest natural gas infrastructure business, and has made some significant contributions to the industry over the years. Gas Today caught up with Rob Wheals, APA Group...

7 steps to effective community management


In recent years there has been increased interest in local industry participation and local content in gas resources projects.

How to enhance operations during periods of cost cutting


Australia's gas industry has been heavily impacted by the drop in oil prices over the past 12 months, making operation efficiency a key focus for operators. Gertjan Leidemen, Accenture Strategy...

Managing change during contract delivery


During the delivery phase of almost every major project, issues will arise and it will become necessary to implement...

QLD gas in focus


Organisers of the 2015 Queensland Gas Conference and Exhibition (QG), Reed Exhibitions, has released the direction and structure of their free conference, held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre...

Finding clarity in the east coast gas market


Having a firm grasp of the outlook for price, supply and demand for east coast markets has never been more difficult or important for energy executives.

Japanese LNG imports among key issues at gas export outlook conference


Japan’s LNG imports fell in 2015 to their lowest levels in five years marking an 11.4 per cent decline in volumes. For Australia this meant a 14.8 per cent decline...

Within striking distance


Fresh from revealing Strike Energy’s strategy focused on a cost-effective, significant unconventional gas resource and an impressive Q4 results announcement, David Wrench, MD of Strike Energy tells Gas Today’s Eddie...

Chevron: an LNG powerhouse in WA


Chevron has a rich history in Western Australia with the pioneering North West Shelf Project, and is set to significantly expand on its presence in the state with start-up of...

PNG industry continues to spread its wings


The selection of key infrastructure sites for Total S.A.’s proposed Papua LNG Project is a major step forward in the development and commercialisation of Papua New Guinea’s huge Elk-Antelope gas...

Browse rides the progress wave


Woodside’s long-awaited Browse FLNG Project has seen a string of contracts awarded since entering front-end engineering and design in July.

Expanding Australia’s gas networks


In an effort to improve gas liquidity in Victoria and NSW, APA Group’s Northern Interconnect Expansion project will increase firm peak winter gas flow capacity from the Victorian Transmission System...

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