Territory Alliance changes tune on fracking

The Northern Territory Alliance leader Terry Mills has walked away from his previous position supporting the development of the NT’s natural gas resources, leaving the oil and gas industry feeling disappointed. Read more

NSW Government fights CSG moratorium bill

NSW Independent Justin Field has passed a coal seam gas (CSG) moratorium bill through the NSW Legislative Council, with the support of the Labor opposition; the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party and the Australian Greens. Read more

Oil and gas crucial to nation’s economic recovery

By Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) chief executive officer Andrew McConville.

The oil and gas sector has helped underpin some golden years for the Australian economy. Its ability to continue to do so hinges on a stable investment climate we cannot take for granted.

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Continued investment and supply is vital for domestic gas

By Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) chief executive officer Andrew McConville.

I toured Esso Australia’s large-scale Bass Strait operations in early March to receive a first-hand look at oil and gas production for the domestic market.

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CSIRO fracturing report to support future CSG ventures

A three-year scientific study by the CSIRO into the air, water and soil impacts of hydraulic fracturing in Queensland has proven it bears little to impact on the environment, paving a pathway for future coal seam gas (CSG) projects. Read more

Ensuring Australia benefits from oil and gas

Andrew McConville may have only been the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) chief executive officer for 11 months, but his drive and passion for the oil and gas industry is clear. Read more

APPEA backs Victorian onshore gas decision

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) has welcomed the Victorian Government’s decision to introduce two new bills to lift the ban on onshore gas exploration and ban fracking in the state. Read more

EnergyQuest, APPEA express Equinor disappointment

EnergyQuest chief executive Graeme Bethune and APPEA South Australia director Matthew Doman believe Equinor’s decision to abandon drilling in the Great Australian Bight will be a setback for the oil and gas industry’s growth. Read more