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EPA to investigate Wheatstone emissions

The WA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been asked by WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson to investigate the Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG Project.

CSIRO researchers have found that current levels of fugitive emissions of methane from a Queensland and New South Wales survey area are within satisfactory guidelines.

A case study of four leading cities has confirmed the benefits of converting from coal to natural gas, and has shown the switch can help reduce dangerously high levels of pollutants in the world’s most air polluted places.

The Australian gas industry can expect positive news from the COP 21 climate talks in Paris, with many commentators, including Deloitte, predicting the talks will push for policies to incentivise gas use in order to provide a cleaner energy mix for contributing nations.

Unconventional gas needs more community support: academics

Unconventional gas can be produced in an environmentally responsible manner that provides significant societal benefits – but only if it has community support and provided best practice is followed an...

Lasers, sounds and bird guano

A collaborative group of businesses have developed and installed an automated laser and sound system to stop birds building up guano, or seabird excrement, on offshore oil and gas project...

An independent report has confirmed that gas-fired generation is cleaner than coal, cheaper than renewables and is one of the most adaptable fuel sources for energy. However, Australia’s energy demands require varied and innovative methods of power generation.

The decision to lower network charges to gas customers in South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory is “good news for customers and it is good news for the environment” according to The Energy Networks Association (ENA) CEO John Bradley.

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association has accused the Western Australian opposition party of jeopardising jobs and investment in the State’s oil and gas industry, following the party’s call for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.

Gas industry must do business differently to meet sustainability targets: DNV GL

Pressure is mounting on the global oil and gas industry to reduce environmental footprint at the same time as the industry is under significant cost pressure. DNV GL has launched...

Germany’s gas and renewables integration: what can we learn?

The conversion of renewable energy into gas is an exciting new technology, currently making ground in European markets. Gas Today speaks to the Chairman of the German Technical and Scientific...

CNC Project Management signs on for FutureGAS Gold

CNC Project Management has signed on to be a Gold Sponsor of FutureGAS 2012. The company will sponsor the Gala Dinner and official Gala Dinner after party.

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...

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