Politics trumps facts – Victoria wants gas, just not local gas

Victorian households and businesses will pay a high price for the state's bans on natural gas exploration and development. Energy security and affordability will deteriorate.

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APPEA 2017 charts the course in turbulent times

The APPEA 2017 Conference (to be held in Perth from 14-17 May) offers insights into the oil and gas industry’s role and opportunities in a period of rapid change and turbulence.

Future oil and gas investment hinges on PRRT review

The petroleum resource rent tax isn’t broken and doesn’t need fixing. Retrospective policy changes can kill confidence and, with it, investment, jobs and exports.

Narrabri Gas Project – safe for the environment, vital for secure, affordable gas

Unless new gas projects are soon developed, east coast customers will face a supply shortfall as early as 2019. Higher prices will affect families and manufacturers of fertilisers, glass, plastics and other products.

APPEA appoints new Queensland Director

APPEA’s new Queensland Director, Rhys Turner, will work with the Queensland Government, communities and other stakeholders to enhance understanding of the oil and gas industry’s benefits and impacts.

Queensland’s new gas marketing restrictions are unnecessary and risky

APPEA welcomes the Queensland Government's latest release of acreage for natural gas exploration but does not support the trial of restrictions on gas marketing.

Victoria must remove ban on conventional gas operations

The Victorian Government's claims that its bans on developing new onshore gas resources will not affect gas prices for Victorian customers defy common sense and market realities.

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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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Reliable, flexible gas complements intermittent renewables - delivers emissions reduction & energy security #qanda
Gas is a vital fuel & raw material for manufacturing. Support manufacturers by supporting gas development #qanda
Eastern Australia faces lo0ming gas supply shortfall. Households & manufacturers need more gas #energysecurity #qanda
VIC gas bans undermine jobs,energy security for no environmental gain. State govt pandering to fear campaign #qanda
Petroleum resource rent tax doesn’t need fixing. Retrospective policy changes can kill investment, jobs & exports. https://t.co/lI1DEuu5Vi
Changes to oil & gas taxation risk stifling investment & jobs. A shrinking industry won't deliver more govt revenue! https://t.co/JXPxwJNCzC
Shooters Party hits target: Victoria needs #natgas for #energysecurity https://t.co/WsZznNotEV#vicpol
#APPEA2017 #Conference (Perth 14-17 May) offers crucial insights into #oilandgas opportunities in turbulent times… https://t.co/SsYd75uLXY
In case you missed it: the NT News got it right in Friday's editorial: https://t.co/xCYObSqzlS #fracking #energysecurity #natgas #ntpol
PM Turnbull: NT #fracking moratorium will put pressure on #energysecurity, living costs & govt services https://t.co/lX7H1V0O9F #ntpol
Support for Santos's Narrabri Gas Project remains strong in the region @TheLand #CSG #energysecurity https://t.co/23qAo6W7vQ
VIC households & businesses will pay dearly for state's bans on gas operations. Supply is tightening #vicpol #auspol https://t.co/YuF6lrs9JB

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.

Upcoming Event

2017 APPEA Conference & Exhibition

The APPEA Conference & Exhibition is the southern hemisphere's largest annual upstream oil and gas conference.
Perth, 14-17 May 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.