Canavan: Australia should “embrace” shale

Senator Canavan has been in the US meeting with representatives from Chevron and The Australian reported he has used the trip to argue for greater investment in onshore gas exploration in Australia, particularly in the northern part of the country. “The Beetaloo Basin would be the first major shale basin in the Asia-Pacific region,” said …
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Empire raises millions for NT exploration

The funds raised from the placement will be used to progress exploration activities in
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Empire completes NT seismic

Empire has completed the acquisition phase of its 2D seismic program in EP187 in the NT. Velseis, the company which conducted the operation, has now commenced processing the data that will be interpreted along with seismic information from neighbouring tenements. Empire said its technical team had reviewed the data and determined it to be of …
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NT approves first onshore exploration since lifting ban

Santos’ environmental management plan (EMP) for drilling operations in the McArthur Basin was approved by NT Environment and Natural Resources Minister Eva Lawler, making it the first such approval for shale gas operations onshore NT since the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing was lifted in April 2018. Santos will drill the Tanumbirini 2H and Inacumba 1/1H …
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NT completes onshore gas code of practice

The NT Government announced yesterday it had finalised the code, which resulted in the majority of the 135 recommendations from last year’s Independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing being implemented. The code outlines enforceable standards around issues such as well operations, surface activities and methane emissions and, in response to public submissions received during the …
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NT to hold gas investment meetings

According to the Katherine Times, the sessions will take place this week in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and will be headed by the NT’s strategic economic development initiative: Team NT Executive. The goal of the sessions will be to harness investment opportunities by highlighting prospective onshore gas developments in the NT and outlining the local …
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Blue Energy: Labor funding a “game-changer”

Last week, Bill Shorten announced Labor would scrap the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund if victorious at the upcoming election and replace it with a new fund which would see $1.5 billion geared towards new gas pipelines in Queensland’s Galilee and Bowen basins, as well as the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory. The pipelines would …
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Labor to back gas pipeline projects

Labor leader Bill Shorten announced he would pledge $1.5 billion for gas pipelines in the Galilee and Bowen basins in Queensland, as well as the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory, in order to transport the energy source to the east coast and Darwin respectively. Mr Shorten said only $15 million of the $5 billion …
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