Opinion

What role will gas play in a carbon constrained world?


As Australia, and the world, move towards a lower carbon future, gas once again is emerging as the potential ‘transition’ fuel.

Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has slammed the South Australian Labor Party for trying to shift blame following blackouts in the state.

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.

Claims by the Victorian Government that its bans on developing new onshore gas resources will not affect gas prices for Victorian customers defy common sense and market realities, according to the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

Heat wave brings focus on energy policy: APGA


High temperatures being experienced across Australia should help energy ministers focus on the importance of developing a comprehensive and technology-neutral national energy policy, according to the Australian Pipelines and Gas...

What does the future hold for Queensland LNG and the domestic gas market?


The uncertainties over the future of oil prices are creating an increasingly complex environment for all three of Queensland’s liquefied natural gas plants and the entire east coast market.

Gas industry associations have slammed legislation aimed at restricting the development of natural gas in Victoria, stating that the ban threatens the Victorian economy and Australia’s East Coast gas supply.

The announcement that the Hazelwood power station will close highlights the pressing need for a co-ordinated national approach to energy security and for structural adjustment support for the Latrobe Valley, says the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

The Australian pipeline industry has called on policy-makers to broaden their focus from pipeline regulation to consider policies that would increase the gas available to both domestic and manufacturing consumers.

Gas and the gender handicap


It would be nice to think that in 2015 discussions about gender pay parity and women’s access to leadership positions were relics of another age. Problems solved, or at least...

Lessons to be learned from cost overruns


While Australia’s LNG projects have faced various delays and cost overruns, compared with other megaprojects these have been relatively minor for Queensland’s three LNG projects. University of Queensland Associate Professor...

How 2015 changed the Australian domestic gas market


With Australia’s gas markets on the east, north and west coasts undergoing unprecedented change, Australian gas leaders, industry officials, regulators and major industry stakeholders will gather in Sydney in March...

Broadspectrum: A new beginning for Transfield


Broadspectrum has had a long history with the Australian oil and gas industry under its former name, Transfield Services. Gas Today speaks with Chief Executive, Resources and Industrial, Joe Sofra...

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