Senex, Alinta commit to Wallumbilla gas sales agreement

Gas producer Senex Energy has signed up to a two-year domestic gas sales agreement with wholesaler and retailer Alinta Energy. Under the agreement, which is effective from January 1, 2021, Senex will supply four petrajoules (4PJ) of natural gas to Alinta Energy, Australia’s fourth largest energy retailer. The gas will be provided at the Wallumbilla …
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Industry funds LNG training

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) announced $400,000 in funding towards the training as a support to the Western Australian Government’s LNG Jobs Taskforce. The program would create the materials and coursework needed to ensure LNG workers obtain qualifications recognised by all the operating companies in the industry. APPEA Chief Executive Andrew McConville …
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NSW to review health and safety

The Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013 and Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 will have been in place for five years in 2020 and NSW law states a review must be undertaken after this length of time. NSW Resources Regulator Director Regulatory Programs Tony Linnane said …
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National Hydrogen Strategy released

In development for nearly 12 months, the strategy was developed by COAG’s Hydrogen Working Group, chaired by Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel, and provides a plan for Australian governments and industry to grow the country’s hydrogen sector and turn the resource into a major energy export by 2030. The strategy was created through analysis …
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Monadelphous workers win pay rise

The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) and the Maritime Union of Australia’s (MUA) new rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Offshore Alliance has won a new agreement for Monadelphous workers stationed on INPEX’s Ichthys Venturer Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (PFSO) facility and the Ichthys Explorer Central Processing Facility (CPF). The group of 180 Monadelphous workers will receive an 18–20 per …
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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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Woodside and BHP deal on Scarborough

While the price has not been revealed, the two companies said a non-binding heads of agreement on other tolling terms has also been signed. The agreement refers to the price for processing gas from the Scarborough fields at the Pluto LNG facility on the Burrup Peninsula, with the deal having been one of the last …
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New APPEA Chair

Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher has been elected Chair while Senex Energy Managing Director Ian Davies will take the role of Vice Chair. The position will be the first time Mr Gallagher joins the APPEA board, while Mr Davies has previously been a director. Mr Gallagher said he was honoured to take the position. “Oil and …
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New Brisbane gas pipeline commissioned

Completed by the Australian Gas Networks (AGN) arm of Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG), the $8 million pipeline runs 1.84 km and includes a 930 m stretch under the Brisbane River. The pipeline duplicates the river crossing from Murarrie to Pinkenba and AGIG said the project would provide a long-term natural gas supply to more …
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Blue signs gas MOU with nickel project

The deal would see a portion of Blue’s Bowen Basin gas resource supplied to Queensland Pacific Metals’ (QPM) proposed nickel refining project in Townsville. QPM is a subsidiary of Pure Minerals Limited looking to develop a new refinery that would process 600,000 t/a of laterite ore to produce 25,000 t of nickel sulphate and 3,000 …
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