Policy Federal

COAG gets the ball rolling


Last week’s meeting of the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) Energy Council meeting saw a number of policy measures to ensure Australia’s energy supply.

State and Territory governments have been handed a successful roadmap for the development of their own natural gas industries to help boost domestic supply.

Chemistry Australia CEO Samantha Read has said that manufacturers in the Australian chemistry industry are not seeing an end to rising east coast gas prices due to a lack of understanding of how critical domestic gas is to job creation in the industry.

The new Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) CEO Audrey Zibelman has called on governments to take up the recommendations from the Finkel Review.

Treasurer threatens states over gas


Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has threatened state and territory governments with GST cuts if they continue to limit gas exploration.

Commonwealth announces offshore gas study


The Australian Government will complete a study into offshore gas basins in southern Australia, part of its $90 million commitment in domestic gas.

Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has unveiled a blueprint to optimise the National Electricity Market as a world-class electricity system that can serve the needs of today and rise to the challenges of tomorrow.

Today’s gas supply saga is now on equal controversial footing in eastern Australia with the electricity security and pricing shemozzle; they also share much uncertainty about how (and over what time) they can be resolved.

Gas and pipelines were some of the big winners to come out of last night’s Federal Budget announcement, with plenty of funds aimed at fixing Australia’s energy crisis.

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...

Enter your details to subscribe to the free fortnightly Gas Today e-newsletter

Thank you for signing up for the Gas Today Online Update.