Policy Federal

Critical energy state front of mind for APPEA 2017


Oil and gas industry stakeholders gathering at Perth’s Convention Centre in mid-May for the annual APPEA Conference will be under no illusions about the critical state of Australia’s energy debate.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Rod Sims said events following the ACCC’s April 2016 Inquiry into the east coast gas market have confirmed its worst fears.

Major players in the gas industry should seize the opportunity of a meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and federal ministers tomorrow to offer concrete policy suggestions to the government.

The South Australian (SA) Government has announced its South Australian Power for South Australians aimed at ensuring more of the state’s power is sourced, generated and controlled in SA.

Turnbull calls emergency gas meeting


Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called a meeting of east coast gas companies following the release of a dire report from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

Gas development needed for future demand: AEMO


A projected decline in gas production could result in a shortfall of gas-powered electricity generation (GPG) in Australia’s south eastern states, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

Origin CEO Frank Calabria has thrown his support behind an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), saying it’s the government’s responsibility to review all options.

The triple whammy of the ramp up of CSG–LNG projects in Queensland, moratoriums in NSW, VIC and the NT and low global commodity prices mean the domestic gas market on Australia’s east coast is facing one of the most challenging times in its history.

The COAG Energy Council has agreed to significant reforms to put downward pressure on electricity prices, streamline the consideration of interconnectors and reduce costs for gas users.

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...

Australia’s land access new frontier


Queensland GasFields Commissioner John Cotter has recently completed a stocktake of the construction of the three export pipelines in Queensland, and has gathered some key lessons about oil and gas...

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.

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...

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