National Energy Guarantee a step forward

The National Energy Guarantee is a new approach to the perennial policy challenge of cutting emissions from electricity generation without crudely picking winners or jeopardising reliability.   

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APPEA HSE Conference reaches for the stars

Astronaut Jim Reilly - a former exploration geologist - will give 2017 APPEA HSE Conference attendees unique insights into safety.

Call for nominations to the APPEA Board

Eleven vacancies have arisen on APPEA's 16-member board. These vacancies will be filled by nomination and by election if required.

Chevron’s Bight exit shows energy investment can’t be taken for granted

The Great Australian Bight’s resource potential remains significant, but the international environment for the oil and gas industry is challenging. Much-needed investment in developing Australia’s energy resources cannot be taken for granted.

Queensland to benefit by stepping on the gas

Queensland releases more land for gas exploration bids. NSW and Victoria should follow Queensland’s lead by encouraging the safe and responsible development of their own gas supply.

One Nation’s tax grab is dangerous

Increasing tax on projects already under acute pressure will only put jobs and investment at risk. Another layer of tax on offshore projects in eastern Australia will push up local energy prices.

The clock is ticking. Step on the gas!

Gas is indispensable to our economy. We must make investment decisions now to avoid supply risks and escalating prices. Governments must re-enter the public debate about gas and help build confidence in the community.

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Natural gas – essential for Australian manufacturing

Natural gas is a vital raw material for manufacturing. Manufacturers use almost a third of gas consumed in Australia. Gas is essential for many industrial processes and is used in many everyday products.

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Australia’s oil and gas industry: a snapshot

The oil and gas industry underpins Australia's economy, energy security and living standards, and contributes significantly to regional development.

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Gas and graziers: co-existence in the NT

Northern Territory grazier Greg Saunders supports the local onshore gas industry and believes it creates opportunities for landholders.

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First #LNG from Wheatstone: latest project in unprecedented wave of investment that is benefitting all Australians. https://t.co/PprHTEZDEN
Chevron halts Bight exploration. In tough times, investment to develop Australian energy can’t be taken for granted https://t.co/pBIFVuhiOg
Great Australian Bight has significant #oilandgas potential. But the industry’s investment environment is difficult. https://t.co/nNnWObWvYh
Productivity Comm recognises horizontal fiscal equalisation issue but doesn't tackle GST penalty for gas development https://t.co/gm9u6ktPiz
SA Libs' energy policy recognises gas crucial for #energysecurity & manufacturing. Yet party maintains fracking ban. https://t.co/d76xAZ0CoS
Australia should emulate US success by using more #natgas to make big emissions cuts without harming… https://t.co/g6uReI6UpO
By increasing use of #natgas US has lower greenhouse gas emissions & low-cost, secure energy. #auspol should follow… https://t.co/Uwz4vGzE0t
National Energy Guarantee is a new approach to cut emissions w/out crudely picking winners or risking reliability. https://t.co/KAl747gqgw
APPEA HSE Conference: valuable insights into future of #oilandgas HSE & implications for our workplaces & workforce… https://t.co/IHnD9Iq0QN
One Nation tax grab would harm energy security & push up energy prices. Oil & gas companies already losing money. https://t.co/iCN6swKe6L
QLD releases more land for gas exploration. NSW & VIC should follow QLD’s lead by developing their own gas resources https://t.co/SjZ9NB7BWR
National Energy Guarantee: new approach could cut emissions w/out crudely picking winners or risking #energysecurity https://t.co/I1Wdr4Crcn

Science & Technology

CSG water can be safely reinjected into aquifers: CSIRO

Water produced during coal seam gas extraction can be safely re-injected hundreds of metres underground, according to new CSIRO research. This can help replenish aquifers used by farmers and communities.

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2017 APPEA HSE Conference

The oil & gas industry must continuously improve its strong safety and environmental performance while also controlling costs and seeking savings.
Perth, 25-26 October 2017.

Science & Technology

Horizontal drilling reduces environmental impacts, increases gas production

Horizontal drilling is a proven technology that reduces oil and gas wells’ environmental impacts while also improving production.

Upcoming Event

Introduction to the Oil & Gas Industry Seminars

Developed and delivered in partnership with Curtin University, these one-day seminars give a broad understanding of the Australian oil and gas industry.