Policy State

WA introduces fracking moratorium


The West Australian Government has placed a ban on fracking for existing and future petroleum titles in the South-West, Peel and Perth metropolitan regions.

A ban on underground coal gasification (UCG) in Queensland is now the letter of the law, following the successful passage of legislation in Parliament.

The independent panel investigating Victoria’s gas and electricity retail markets has recommended a range of measures to drive down power prices and protect consumers.

While the Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) is arguing for the cancellation of gas export contracts, APPEA has warned that taking this approach could further damage the domestic gas market.

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.

States given gas roadmap


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.

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

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...

The Future of Australian LNG with Santos’ Peter Cleary


Santos' Peter Cleary talks to Gas Today about what LNG exporters can do to capitalise on the demand boom and what Santos is doing to weather the storm.

Lessons CSG operators can learn from southern Queensland towns


Is the Darling Downs reaping the benefits from coal seam gas developments that some hoped for?

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