Brisbane set for renewable hydrogen project

Taking place at BOC’s Bulwer Island gas facility , the project will involve the installation of a 220 kW electrolyser and a 100 kW solar array that will be used to produce hydrogen via electrolysis, with the capacity to produce 2,400 kg of hydrogen per month. A hydrogen refuelling station will also be constructed in …
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ACCC: gas supply tight but no 2020 shortfall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) seventh Gas Inquiry Report said a gas supply shortfall on the east coast market was unlikely to occur next year, with producers expecting to provide about an extra 113 PJ of gas than provided in 2019. ACCC Chair Rod Sims said prices in the southern states had not …
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Bight seismic deferred to next year

In January, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) approved an application from PGS to conduct seismic surveys in area approximately 90 km west of Kangaroo Island and 80 km southwest of Port Lincoln. But according to The Advertiser the company has suspended the operations until next year after funding from investors was put …
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Real says Windorah still viable

In July, Real reported lower than expected gas flow rates at the project’s Tamarama 2 and Tamarama 3 wells in the Cooper Basin, but the company said the weak performance was due to operational and mechanical issues, not geological ones. The company said it was now focused on determining the best extraction methods to ensure …
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New approvals could stall PKGT

AIE had been aiming to make a final investment decision later this year on its Port Kembla Gas Terminal (PKGT), the most developed of a series of LNG import terminals planned for Australia’s east coast, with construction to be completed late in 2020. But according to The Australian Financial Review, the venture will need to …
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Pluto shutdown hurts Woodside profits

Woodside reported net profits after tax reached $620 million for the half year period ending 30 June, while the company had achieved an output of 39 MMboe. Production restarted at Pluto in Western Australia in June after an extended maintenance shutdown that Woodside had anticipated would lower production and profits during the period. Woodside CEO …
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Government backs Newcastle LNG project

Now known as the Newcastle GasDock Project, being developed by Korea-based EPIK, the $589 million LNG import terminal will be located at Kooragang Island in the Port of Newcastle and connect via pipeline to the existing NSW gas supply network. Acting Premier John Barilaro said the project could be operational by 2022–23 and could help …
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LNG from Prelude too hot

Shell’s giant LNG project located off the coast of Western Australia has now shipped five LNG cargoes since its maiden export earlier this year, but according to The West Australian the heating value of the gas has been as high as 1,170 btu/scf (43.59 mj/m3). This temperature is too high for China’s gas market, while …
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Confidence grows in West Erregulla-2

Joint venture (JV) partners Strike Energy and Warrego Energy reported earlier this month there had been a sizeable gas find in the Perth Basin well and project operator Strike has now announced that additional analysis of the logs has indicated an improved net reservoir. Data now suggests the area is analogous to the Beharra Springs …
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Gorgon CCS finally operational

Chevron Australia announced the start up and operation of the facility, which will capture CO2 emitted from the project and store it underground at Barrow Island, Western Australia. While the Gorgon field was brought online in February 2017, the injection system had been delayed on multiple occasions thanks to issues such as pipeline leaks and …
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