Isla Sutherland

Hub to be developed in Northern Territory

NT hub to reduce emissions

Australian’s national science agency CSIRO, the Northern Territory Government, and industry and engineering companies have joined forces to develop a path towards rapid emissions reductions across the energy sector in Northern Australia.  CSIRO will lead the new consortium in the development of a business case to assess the viability of a large-scale carbon capture utilisation …
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Goldfields Water Supply Scheme pipeline

Water Corporation upgrades to historic pipeline

The Western Australian Government has opened the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme pipeline proposal for public consideration for the gradual removal and replacement of old sections of the pipeline over the next 50 years. The pipeline was completed in 1903 and was internationally regarded as the largest engineering undertaking of its time.  WA Waste Minister Dave …
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APA submits bid to AusNet

APA rivals Brookfield in AusNet bidwar

APA Group has ratcheted up tensions by releasing a second proposal in an attempt to rival competitor bidder Brookfield to acquire AusNet Services’ shares.  This news follows APA Group’s confirmation last week that it had put forward a proposal to AusNet to acquire all issued shares in the company.  In what it called its ‘superior proposal’, APA …
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BPTT achieves milestone on Matapal gas project

BP Matapal gas project online

BP has achieved first gas from its Matapal project offshore Trinidad and Tobago. According to the company, the major milestone was achieved ahead of seven months ahead of schedule and under budget, despite the impact of COVID-19.  In its early stages, Matapal is expected to deliver 250-350 mmscfd into the Trinidad gas market from resources …
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Edify green hydrogen plant

Edify granted hydrogen development approval

Edify Energy has secured development approval to build and operate a green hydrogen production facility at Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct in Townsville, Queensland.  The approval for the plant was issued by Townsville City Council and covers up to 1 gigawatts (GW), as well as a behind-the-meter solar photovoltaic and battery storage facility within the precinct.  The …
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Dr Fiona Simon, CEO Australian Hydrogen Council

Hydrogen Council urges govt for Net Zero Fund

The Australian Hydrogen Council has urged that Australia needs to establish a Net Zero Fund that prioritises funding for applications that need hydrogen to decarbonise. According to the Hydrogen Council, more than $10 billion is required to bolster Australia’s hydrogen industry, as well as increase demand and promote use on the way to decarbonisation. In …
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New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

Cooper Energy has announced a new acting CFO, after the standing CFO announced her resignation this month as the Queensland Premier announces a new director general for the Department of Energy and Public Works. The following appointments have been made. Virginia Suttell, Cooper Energy CFO: Cooper Energy has advised that chief financial officer (CFO) Virginia …
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oil and gas industry workers

APPEA: Qld gas more profitable than Olympics

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) revealed that the oil and gas industry in Queensland has more value to add to the state’s economy than the 2032 Olympic Games. Read more

Thylacine platform otway basin

Otway Gas Development under assessment

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) is assessing Beach Energy’s environment plan (EP) for the Otway phase 5 early dive installation campaign. Beach Energy is proposing an early dive installation campaign in the vicinity of the Thylacine wellhead platform, located 70 km offshore from Port Campbell, Victoria.   All proposed activity is …
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Hydrogen research

New findings for clean hydrogen

Scientists at Curtin University have made a discovery with potentially far-reaching implications for future large-scale clean hydrogen production.  Research has identified a new, cheaper, and more efficient electrocatalyst to make green hydrogen from water. Traditionally, scientists have been using precious metal catalysts such as platinum to accelerate the reaction to break water into hydrogen and …
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