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  • Origin calls for solutions to energy policy

    Origin Energy Chairman Gordon Cairns said it is time to move past the “emotional rhetoric and work on solutions” following the breakdown of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG).

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  • Australians and their gas

    Federal Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Cananvan, explores Australia's rich gas history, and why the association must continue.

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  • Pseudo-science no substitute

    An article claiming that an increase in hospital visits is linked to natural gas development is completely at odds with countless research studies.

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  • Green gas key to energy future: APGA

    An independent report has found that "˜green' (decarbonised) gas offers some of the lowest cost opportunities to provide Australian energy consumers with affordable, reliable and carbon-neutral energy.

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  • Growing gas demand benefits Australia: APPEA

    The International Energy Agency's (IEA) forecast that natural gas will increase its share of the global energy mix in coming decades is great news for Australia, according to the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

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  • Nation’s energy needs must be considered holistically: APGA

    The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has called on energy policy-makers and stakeholders to breakdown the silos when considering our energy needs.

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  • Long-term gas market needs must be a priority: APGA

    The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) reminds governments that the hard yards of developing a long-term, holistic national energy policy must still be run to ensure future energy security.

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  • Gas to become world’s primary energy source

    Oil and gas will be crucial components of the world's energy future, according to DNV GL's forecast of the energy transition.

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  • Australia’s LNG sector must control costs: Deloitte

    Australia's LNG sector must fundamentally rethink its approach and operating model if it is to compete in the global marketplace, according to Deloitte's leading oil and gas analyst.

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  • Gas supply debate mustn’t lose sight of economic benefits: APPEA

    The latest Reserve Bank Statement on Monetary Policy deserves more attention in the polarised political debate about the east coast gas market, says the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

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  • APPEA: Australia needs more gas, not more policies that kill gas projects

    While the Australian Workers' Union (AWU) is arguing for the cancellation of gas export contracts, APPEA has warned that taking this approach could further damage the domestic gas market.

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  • Gas prices still rising for manufacturers

    Chemistry Australia CEO Samantha Read has said that manufacturers in the Australian chemistry industry are not seeing an end to rising east coast gas prices due to a lack of understanding of how critical domestic gas is to job creation in the industry.

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  • No need for export controls: APPEA

    The Australian Energy Market Operator's (AEMO) Energy Supply Outlook (ESO) confirms that there is no need for LNG export restrictions, according to the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

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  • Woodside questions APPEA focus

    Woodside Chief Executive Peter Coleman has taken a swipe at the upstream sectors' peak lobby group, saying it's too focused on the east coast.

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  • Time to focus on hard issues in gas supply: APGA

    The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has called for an end to the mud-slinging and myth-peddling that is distracting policy-makers from finding a resolution to the very real problem confronting the nation of a likely shortage of affordable gas in the future.

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  • More gas to reduce emissions: APPEA

    Predictable claims by the Climate Council that Australia and the region should reduce the use of natural gas are out of step, says the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

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  • Markets must work for energy customers: ENA

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) review into retail electricity prices must ensure competitive markets are working for all energy customers, says the Energy Networks Australia (ENA).

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  • ACCC recognises east coast crisis

    Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Rod Sims said events following the ACCC's April 2016 Inquiry into the east coast gas market have confirmed its worst fears.

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  • Industry and government must grasp opportunity: APGA

    Major players in the gas industry should seize the opportunity of a meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and federal ministers tomorrow to offer concrete policy suggestions to the government.

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  • Gas supply warning a result of flawed state policies: APPEA

    The Australian Energy Market Operator's (AEMO) warning of severe gas shortages in eastern Australia as early as next summer is the consequence of many years of policy failure by successive state governments in Victoria and New South Wales, says the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association.

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  • Origin boss backs ETS

    Origin CEO Frank Calabria has thrown his support behind an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), saying it's the government's responsibility to review all options.

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  • Energy Minister slams SA blame game

    Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has slammed the South Australian Labor Party for trying to shift blame following blackouts in the state.

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  • Victorian gas ban must go: APPEA

    Claims by the Victorian Government that its bans on developing new onshore gas resources will not affect gas prices for Victorian customers defy common sense and market realities, according to the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

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  • Heat wave brings focus on energy policy: APGA

    High temperatures being experienced across Australia should help energy ministers focus on the importance of developing a comprehensive and technology-neutral national energy policy, according to the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA).

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  • Time for Victoria to rethink its energy policy: APPEA

    The announcement that the Hazelwood power station will close highlights the pressing need for a co-ordinated national approach to energy security and for structural adjustment support for the Latrobe Valley, says the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

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  • Broader focus needed to bring more gas to consumers: APGA

    The Australian pipeline industry has called on policy-makers to broaden their focus from pipeline regulation to consider policies that would increase the gas available to both domestic and manufacturing consumers.

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