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AGIG CEO Ben Wilson. Image: APGA

AGIG: 10 per cent hydrogen in gas networks by 2030

According to the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA), gas transmission and distribution companies are already preparing for dramatically lower emissions, setting ambitious targets to mix hybrid gases in their systems before 2050.  Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) chief executive officer (CEO) Ben Wilson spoke at this year’s 2021 APGA Virtual Convention where he told …
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Breaking ground at Waitsia

The Western Australian Government,  Mitsui E&P Australia (MEPAU), Beach Energy and Clough have joined Southern Yamatji Traditional Owners to officially launch the construction project and turn the first soil at the site of the Waitsia Gas Plant.  Located in Western Australia, the Waitsia Stage 2 will unlock the economic potential of the Mid West and …
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Mahalo North

Mahalo North 1 vertical well spuds

Comet Ridge has commenced drilling operations at the Mahalo North 1 vertical well in ATP 2048.  Spudding of the Queensland project began on Saturday 16 October, and was drilled by the Silver City Rig 23. Mahalo North 1 is located on the high-quality fairway in the southern part of licence region ATP 2048, around 4 …
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Narrabri Gas Project

Court dismisses appeal to overturn Narrabri

The New South Wales Land and Environment Court has dismissed a legal challenge attempting to stop Santos from developing a $3.6 billion coal-seam gas project at Narrabri.  The Mullaley Gas and Pipeline Accord launched an appeal against the Impending Planning Commission’s decision last year  Santos welcomes the new judicial review decision on the Narrabi Gas …
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AusNet shares

APA, AusNet shares dealings recommence

AusNet Services will now engage with APA Group on its non-binding proposal after the Takeovers Panel’s ruling.  On 15 October, the Takeovers Panel made a declaration of unacceptable circumstances in relation to the application submitted by APA. APA made a submission to the Panel after the company felt it was unfairly locked out of dealings …
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QLD Gov, Rio Tinto sign clean energy agreement

The Queensland Government and Rio Tinto have signed an agreement to transform Central Queensland into a renewable energy powerhouse.  Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said supporting investment in renewables and hydrogen was part of Queensland’s plan for economic recovery in the wake COVID-19. “This week we’ve announced one of the world’s largest hydrogen electrolyser manufacturing plants will …
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New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

New Zealand Oil & Gas has appointed a new general manager of assets and engineering, while Fortescue has made some important executive appointments as the company transitions into green renewables and resources. New Zealand Oil & Gas senior management appointment: Daniel Leeman has been appointed general manager of assets and engineering at New Zealand Oil …
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Premier Perrottet makes announcement

Perrottet signs off on world-leading hydrogen strategy

New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet has signed off on Australia’s largest hydrogen strategy in his first major cabinet decision as Premier.  Under the hydrogen blueprint, Perrottet’s Government will be giving $3 billion in incentives, attracting $80 billion in new infrastructure.  The strategy outlines a range of uses for hydrogen, such as fuel replacement, injection …
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Ammonia molecule

FFI, Incitec partner in green ammonia feasibility study

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) is partnering with Incitec Pivot to generate ammonia from green, renewable hydrogen. This follows the Queensland Premier’s announcement on Monday that the government would be partnering with FFI to create one of the world’s largest hydrogen equipment manufacturing facilities in Gladstone. Incitec Pivot is Australia’s largest fertiliser supplier, producing around two …
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