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East Coat Gas Inquiry: APPEA submission

Publication 3 July 2015

Australia has vast gas resources, sufficient to supply domestic and export markets for decades. It is vital that policy and regulations do not jeopardise the growth of the gas industry.

APPEA welcomes new WA regulations

Media Release 2 July 2015

New resource management regulations in Western Australia should enhance community confidence in local oil and gas activities.

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LNG export earnings on the rise

Media Release 30 June 2015

With Australia still on track to become the world’s largest LNG producer, the country's LNG export earnings are on the rise.

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Egypt offers cautionary tale on gas reservation

Blog Post  |  by Malcolm Roberts 24 June 2015

A few days ago, Australia exported its first liquefied natural gas to Egypt. The shipment is another milestone in the growth of our LNG industry which is transforming Australia into an energy superpower. It is also a cautionary example of how public...

Gas reservation raises costs and complexity for projects

Media Release 23 June 2015

The Western Australian government must avoid imposing additional cost and complexity on liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. The Government today confirmed that the State’s domestic gas reservation policy would be applied to a floating LNG project...


Capturing fugitives

Blog Post 2 June 2015

Fugitive emissions from Australian oil and gas operations fell by 13.6% between 1990 and 2013 – despite a 55.6% increase in production over that period – according to the Australian Government’s submission to the United Nations Framework Conven...

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AWU continues down the wrong path on gas policy

Media Release 27 May 2015

The AWU continues to push a domestic gas reservation policy that would achieve little and would make all Australians – including Australian workers – poorer.

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Red tape, industrial relations could stifle LNG potential

Blog Post 22 May 2015

Australia could develop the world’s most technologically advanced LNG industry, according to a report by Accenture. But if industry is to reach its potential and maximise its contribution to the national economy, it must first overcome some signifi...


Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane addresses APPEA 2015

Blog Post 18 May 2015

There’s no doubt that the oil and gas industry is one of Australia’s success stories. Its importance to our national economy by way of export revenue, job creation and regional development cannot be overemphasised. Australians use more oil and ga...

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Queensland moves to secure gas resources

Media Release 14 May 2015

The Queensland Government’s move to foster further exploration of the state’s abundant natural gas resources sends a strong message to both local and global explorers wanting to invest in a world-class resource industry.

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Budget recognises significance of oil and gas industry

Media Release 12 May 2015

Statement by APPEA Acting Chief Executive, Paul Fennelly In a year of fiscal consolidation, the 2015-16 Federal Budget has again highlighted the importance of a growing oil and gas industry to the economic wellbeing of all Australians. Past and curre...

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APPEA Board appoints new Chief Executive

Media Release 12 May 2015

APPEA’s new Chief Executive, Malcolm Roberts, will resign as the Chairman of the Queensland Competition Authority to join APPEA in mid-June. He has considerable experience in industry associations.

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Flowline magazine, May 2015

Publication 7 May 2015

The official magazine of the APPEA 2015 Conference & Exhibition. Includes conference preview.


Vale Peter Walsh

Media Release 13 April 2015

Australia’s oil and gas industry mourns the passing of the Hon Peter Walsh who played the leading role in introducing the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax.


Water from coal

The Tech Drill 13 April 2015

Producing water from coal is a common practice. The first water well was drilled into the Walloon coals in 1928, many decades before CSG technology was developed. Currently 2,828 bores unrelated to the gas industry are producing 16.9 billion litres...


Energy White Paper signals a return to resource optimism

Media Release 8 April 2015

The Australian Government’s Energy White Paper is welcome recognition of the nation’s oil and gas industry’s critical role in delivering economic growth and energy security at home and abroad.

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Gas reservation is economic voodoo

Blog Post  |  by Paul Fennelly 30 March 2015

If you want to kill off investment, kill off jobs, and drive up the price of gas for manufacturers then the measures recently prescribed by the Australian Workers Union are an excellent way to go about it. Which is strange, given the union says it is...

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Offshore oil and gas sector needs certainty

Media Release 26 March 2015

The Australian Government must move quickly to provide certainty for the oil and gas sector following a Federal Court ruling which undermines legal protections for foreign workers employed in vital offshore operations. The Court has upheld a challeng...

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APPEA welcomes historic NT exploration permits

Media Release 24 March 2015

The granting of the first two petroleum exploration permits over land managed by the Northern Land Council is another vote of confidence in the Northern Territory’s onshore oil and gas industry. APPEA Director – Northern Territory Steven Gerhardy...

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NSW Labor puts politics ahead of jobs and cleaner energy

Media Release 20 March 2015

NSW Labor’s plan to stop Narrabri Natural Gas Project would forgo the creation of 1400 regional jobs, royalties, significant income for farmers and the chance to supply up to half of the state’s gas needs.

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Diverse industry groups make the case for the diesel fuel rebate

Media Release 18 March 2015

An unprecedented coalition of groups from the agriculture, fishing, forestry, tourism and resources sectors has joined together to set the record straight on the case for the fuel tax credits scheme, also commonly known as the diesel fuel rebate.


Powering Regional Australia: The case for Fuel Tax Credits

Publication 18 March 2015

An unprecedented coalition of groups from the agriculture, fishing, forestry, tourism and resources sectors has joined together to set the record straight on the case for the fuel tax credits scheme, also commonly known as the diesel fuel rebate.

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AWU still barking up the wrong tree on natural gas

Media Release 17 March 2015

The AWU would be better served arguing for the immediate development of NSW’s plentiful natural gas resources instead of advocating imposing unworkable laws on other states to subsidise gas supply.