Opinion

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 Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) warning of severe gas shortages in eastern Australia as early as next summer is the consequence of many years of policy failure by successive state governments in Victoria and New South Wales, says the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association.

Origin boss backs ETS


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.

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).

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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