Asia Pacific’s dizzying levels of growth are expected to fuel Australia’s LNG sector but collaboration is crucial if gas exploration and production companies in Australia are to capitalise on the region’s rising demand for gas, says Santos Vice President Asia & WA/NT John Anderson in an exclusive interview with Gas Today.

Editor's Comment


The potential of Australia’s shale gas industry is an oft-discussed and deliberated topic, however we are yet to see the industry take off in any real terms thus far.

There is no way to predict the future, but don’t repeat past policy follies


Nothing better illustrates the perils of forecasting energy demand, and the danger of basing policy on predictions, than the major switch over the past four years on the role of...

Resources and gas industries cry foul over fossil fuel divestment


The resources and gas industries have hit out at an international campaign that is looking to force Australian companies and institutions to divest their investment in companies with fossil fuel...

Natural gas is part of a climate change solution: IGU


The International Gas Union – global natural gas representative and host of the prestigious LNG 18 Conference and Exhibition in 2016 – was recently in Brisbane for the third Energy...

Tracking the evolution in export gas contracting


Evolving market dynamics are set to affect the future of LNG contracting and Australia’s place in the global LNG export arena, with both buyers and sellers forced to adapt to...

What does the National Competition Policy Review mean for gas?


The recent National Competition Policy Review aims to encourage competition and remove excess regulations. Gas Today runs through some key submissions to the Issues Paper released earlier this year that...

Staying ahead on FIFO mental health is imperative: AMMA


In its submission to the Western Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into mental health of the resource industry’s fly-in fly out workforce, the Australian Mines and Metals Association found mental wellbeing is...

Australia's Gas Leaders to recognise top achievers in the industry


Is your company an emerging gas leader? Or do you know an inspirational thought leader currently making waves in Australia’s gas industry? You could submit yourself or your nominated choice for inclusion in the third edition of Australia’s Gas Leaders.

Macfarlane lends insight into political developments


Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane is back in the fray after previous stints in the resources industry. He has spent his first position regularly making headlines, with the Government’s ongoing...

The Need for Policy Certainty in Gas


The Energy Networks Association is a national body of gas distributors and marketers, along with competing electrical interests, that provide energy to the majority of homes and businesses in the country. ENA Chief Executive John Bradley talks to Gas Today about the challenges of public policy and gas prices.

NT to East Coast gas link proposal gains momentum


A gas pipeline linking the Northern Territory to the east coast gas market is now closer than ever after NSW and NT signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the pipeline. Gas Today spoke with NT Chief Minister Adam Giles about the proposed pipeline.

Oil prices and the Australian impact: expert analysis


In the second instalment of this new feature designed to update readers on the international gas market and price movements affecting the Australian gas industry, ACIL Allen Executive Director and...

ADT produces an alternative to traditional gas chromatography


An all-optical, real-time, unattended sensor platform has been developed for hydrocarbon gas composition analysis, enabling speciation and quantification of the individual light hydrocarbon components such as C1–C5 of alkanes and...

BOC produces innovative products and services for oil and gas industry


Gas and engineering company BOC is contributing greatly to Australia’s oil and gas success story through the provision of innovative products and services backed by more than a century of...

Zinfra finishes work on NovaPower's gas supply augmentation project


In April 2014, Zinfra was contracted by APA Group, on behalf of Australian Gas Networks, to undertake gas supply augmentation works for NovaPower’s embedded gas-fired power station. The site is...

The integrated risk management solution: Safepipe


Safepipe is a wkc software package used to facilitate Safety Management Studies (SMS) as described in the Australian Standard for Gas and Liquid Petroleum Design and Construction (AS 2885.1-2012).

New hand-held pressure calibrator from GE Measurement and Control


The new DPI 611 Hand-held Pressure Calibrator from GE Measurement and Control is a fully self-contained pressure test and calibration system combining pressure generation, signal measurement and loop power to...

Ex-d approved rupture disk detection unit from Elfab


Working with key customers, leading rupture disc manufacturer Elfab has introduced the industry’s first Ex d-approved burst detection system, Flo-Tel XD.

New emergency response services company launches in Australia


A new company is now providing on-site specialist medical, emergency response, rescue and recovery services to Australia’s natural extraction and construction industries.

Tools to solve bolted flange joint misalignment


Equalizer International has a range of flange alignment tools to address misaligned bolted flange joints.

Mechanical completion achieved at Ross FCS Facility


Pipemech is proud to announce it has achieved outstanding success at its fourth Field Compression Station.

Vermeer's new appointment supports continued growth


Vermeer Australia has appointed Simon Coles to the position of Director of Operations, Mining and Energy to spearhead further diversification in Australia’s mining and energy industries.

New Bowen Basin exploration opportunities


The Queensland Government has responded to industry calls for more land to be made available for petroleum and gas exploration.

Advent Energy gears up to meet shale potential in Australia


Shale gas has transformed the energy sector in the US, and Advent Energy Executive Director David Breeze believes it could do the same in Australia. He speaks to Gas Today...

Senex Energy on Australia’s unconventional gas revolution


Australian energy company Senex Energy is well-known for its longstanding history in the local oil and gas industry. Gas Today sat down with Senex Energy Managing Director and Chief Executive...

Industry engagement between pastoralists and natural gas industry key: NTCA


Credibility and the social licence to operate underpins the business case for industry engagement between the natural gas sector and social, community and environmental issues.

Co-existence is more than just sharing land


Generations of Australians have watched new industries transform the landscapes in which they live. Whether...

Gas and the environment: Effective case studies for major projects


‘Social licence’ is a concept that is now acknowledged as a fundamental requirement for a gas project’s successful progression, amid growing concerns surrounding the development of energy resources in local...

Clarke Energy to power APLNG CSG facilities


Clarke Energy, as the authorised distributor for GE Power and Water’s Jenbacher gas engine in Australia, was selected earlier this year to supply the Australia Pacific LNG Project with 19...

Future outlook for gas-fired power generation


Negative global trends coupled with rising gas prices and lower overall demand in the power market could spell doom for gas-fired power generation. Is there any hope for the sector?...

Lifting the Victorian Northern Interconnect Expansion Project


With Tranche 1 completed, and Tranche 2 of the Victorian Northern Interconnect Expansion Project now well underway, the formative task of transporting steel pipe shipped from Shanghai, China to Tallarook,...

Resource potential and ideas collide in Brisbane


The second annual DUG Australia Conference and Exhibition brought together top operators and service companies from...

Future leaders find their voice at Gas Speak


The 2014 Australian Gas Industry Trust (AGIT) Gas Speak Colloquium saw the gas industry’s future leaders gain some...

Exciting new frontiers to be the focus at AOG 15


The recent game-changing Phoenix South-1 oil and gas discovery and an overview of the opportunities available in Timor Leste are two of the exciting items that have been added to...

Lessons from Macondo to be revealed at the Safety in Oil and Gas Conference


Local and international oil and gas safety leaders will meet at the Safety in Oil and Gas conference in Brisbane in February 2015 to drive the next...

APPEA welcomes the world of oil and gas to Melbourne in 2015


The APPEA conference and exhibition is the must-attend event on the Australian oil and gas industry calendar. It is the largest annual upstream oil and gas conference and exhibition in...

Leaders to discuss Australia's domestic gas outlook


Australian gas leaders, government ministers and industry stakeholders will gather in Sydney in March 2015 to discuss the future of the local domestic gas industry at the...

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