Santos to supply gas to Brickworks

The agreement will commence on 1 January 2020 and provide gas for Brickworks operations in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Brickworks Managing Director Lindsay Partridge said the agreement would allow the company to have a consistent source of gas at market competitive prices. “The new supply agreement with Santos provides our east …
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Wood Mackenzie predicts huge gas price increase

According to The Australian, the consultancy said gas prices could surge as high as $15.90/GJ by 2030, with southern states forced to rely on imported LNG through periods of the year. Wood Mackenzie Director, Gas and LNG Research Nicholas Browne said in a report that Queensland LNG exports had destroyed ability for east coast prices …
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EnergyQuest expects government intervention on gas

The Australian reported EnergyQuest Managing Director Graeme Bethune said in the firm’s September quarter report that gas producers should prepare for the major political parties to involve themselves in the sector. “East coast gas producers should prepare for heavy-handed political intervention over the next year, regardless of who wins the next federal election, whether the …
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CKI backs hydrogen development

With a decision from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission regarding its proposed takeover of APA Group looming, The Australian Financial Review reported CKI are developing plans to invest in hydrogen projects, with industry heavyweights Woodside Petroleum and Shell also looking at the market. CKI owns gas network operator the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) …
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LNG exports hitting highs ahead of gas meetings

The Australian reported the latest Gladstone Port data showed exports have been boosted by 6 per cent to 1.76 million t, which the highest in seven months and represents an annual rate of 20.7 million t/a. The annual rate was the third highest on record and was up 7 per cent from July. The noteworthy …
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APGA sees bright future for NT gas

With pipeliners in Darwin for the 50th APGA Annual Convention and Exhibition, Mr Davies said ongoing policy advancement from the NT Government is setting up the industry for success. “The NT Government has investigated the possibility of exploiting shale gas through a rigorous inquiry and wide consultation with the community,” he said. “The government is …
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APGA: more to energy policy than just price

Speaking at the South East Asia Australia Offshore and Onshore Conference 2018 (SEAAOC) in Darwin, Mr Davies said some of the reforms – which had been developed after extensive analysis and consultation – had already been implemented and others were on the way. “These major reforms to information disclosure and in arbitration make sure that …
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Hydrogen research awarded $22.1m

Research teams from nine Australian universities and organisations have been offered the funding, including the CSIRO and RMIT University. The research projects, which are in the early stages, will cover one of the points in the supply chain – production, hydrogen carrier and end use. The projects include the development of a wide range of …
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AGL warns of 2020s Victorian gas shortfall

The Australian reported AGL Executive General Manager Wholesale Markets Richard Wrightson has warned gas supplies from Queensland will start to dry up in the early stages of the next decade and interventionalist policies from the major political parties on exports and imports could dissuade potential investment. “I can understand the desire to look at ensuring …
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Santos CEO says no to export controls

In a piece published in The Australian Financial Review, Mr Gallagher argues that if politicians from both major parties continue to attempt to change the rules after investments in export projects have already been made “they increase the prospect of investors assessing Australia as being just too risky a destination for their funds”. Mr Gallagher …
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