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NOPSEMA assesses decommission of Woodside well

NOPSEMA approves GWA EP revisions

Woodside Energy has received approval from the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) for a revision it submitted to the Operational Environment Plan for Goodwyn Alpha (GWA) in Commonwealth waters.  Read more

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Draft bill to support WA industry reduce emissions

On Wednesday 9 March, Minister for Mines and Petroleum Bill Johnston approved the drafting of a bill that will provide Western Australia’s resource sector with further investment and regulatory certainty in its transition to a low-carbon future.  Read more

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Bayu-Undan CCS project enters FEED phase

Santos, as operator of the Bayu-Undan offshore gas production facility, has announced entry into the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase for the proposed Bayu-Undan carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.  Read more

New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

Former Climate Change Authority boss Anthea Harris has been appointed chief executive of the Energy Security Board, and Buru Energy is on the lookout for a chief executive to strengthen its management team following the successful gas flow test at the Rafael well. Sparc Technologies has also appointed energy technologies expert Stephanie Moroz as its non-executive director.

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Airbus signs green hydrogen MOU

FFI, Airbus sign green hydrogen MOU

Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has signed a deal with Airbus for the development of hydrogen-powered aeroplanes.  This memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a research and development partnership to investigate the viability of deploying a green hydrogen-based aircraft by 2035.  The MOU was signed in Toulouse, France, after Forrest jetted over to the city …

Renewable microgrid approved for Daintree

The Morrison Government is supporting the creation of a renewable microgrid for the Daintree community in Far North Queensland (FNQ), contributing $18.75 million for its construction.  The renewable energy microgrid will incorporate an 8 MW solar farm, 20 MWh of battery storage and a 1 MW clean hydrogen plant. The grant is being delivered under …

LNG exports to Europe to rise

Tensions in Europe are steadily rising, prompting much of Europe to reduce their dependence on Russia, including with regard to oil and gas supplies.  Russia is the world’s second-largest oil producer and the largest supplier of natural gas to Europe. As European nations scramble to source LNG supplies outside of Russia, Australian LNG prices have …
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Changes to Emissions Reduction Fund

The Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reductions Angus Taylor has announced future changes to the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).  The Australian Government will modify the fund to increase liquidity, allow project proponents to take advantage of higher private market prices and ensure equitable treatment, regardless of when they commenced. “Our policies are incentive-based – they …
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HyGATE funding round now open 

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has opened its funding round for the German-Australian Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Incubator known as HyGATE. HyGate is being delivered in partnership with  Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and Australia’s Department of Industry.  The initiative will support real-world pilot, trial and demonstration projects along the hydrogen …