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More detail on the National Energy Guarantee welcomed

Media Release 15 February 2018

The National Energy Guarantee (NEG) is an ambitious plan to balance cutting emissions with delivering affordable and secure energy. Open and transparent engagement with all stakeholders is vital to developing its design.

New gas supply deal supports Queensland jobs

Media Release 15 February 2018

Santos's announcement that it will supply around $100 million worth of gas to New Century’s zinc mine near Mt Isa is further evidence of the industry’s strong commitment to provide competitively-priced gas to the domestic market.

Lock the Gate ‘apology’ hollow without retraction

Media Release 15 February 2018

Lock the Gate must remove from its website the false allegations that led to an apology for misleading the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory and apologise directly to Origin Energy.

International Energy Agency says gas bans must be lifted

Media Release 15 February 2018

State and Territory governments must lift their unjustified bans on natural gas development or risk squandering Australia’s energy advantage, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.

Fact-checking the AWU’s gas report

Blog Post 14 February 2018

The Australian Workers’ Union's report – Shipping Away Our Competitive Advantage – peddles misleading, out-of-date data to support curbing LNG exports. The AWU’s alternative policy would jeopardise investment in new gas supply, costing jobs...

APPEA 2018 site tour – Innovation and Excellence

Blog Post 11 February 2018

The 2018 tour, on Monday 14 May, will include Australia’s first Innovation District at Tonsley; the Onshore Petroleum Centre of Excellence; and the world-class South Australia Drill Core Reference Library.

US energy expert to address APPEA 2018

Blog Post 8 February 2018

Leading expert on global energy policy, geopolitical risk, and energy and sustainability, Amy Myers Jaffe will deliver a keynote address at the APPEA 2018 Conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Tuesday 15 May.

AWU missing the point with calls to curb gas exports

Media Release 5 February 2018

If it cares about jobs, the Australian Workers’ Union should call for immediate removal of state government-imposed bans on gas operations rather than heavy-handed restrictions on gas exports.

Pseudo-science no substitute for the real thing

Media Release 16 January 2018

An article claiming that an increase in hospital visits is linked to natural gas development is completely at odds with countless research studies carried out both in Australia and overseas.

APPEA 2018 – program released and registrations open

Blog Post 21 December 2017

The APPEA 2018 Conference Program will deliver insightful analysis, case studies and debate on the issues and trends that are reshaping the oil and gas industry in this era of far-reaching change and disruption. 

APPEA announces new executive appointment

Media Release 21 December 2017

Ashley Wells will become APPEA's Director - Federal Government Relations in February 2018. “APPEA is delighted to recruit such an experienced government relations professional to this key role,” said APPEA CEO Malcolm Roberts. 

APPEA response: Review of Australia’s Climate Change Policies

Media Release 19 December 2017

The Review of Australia’s Climate Change Policies confirms that natural gas has a major part to play in achieving Australia's 2030 emissions target at least cost to our economy. Gas is the ideal back-up to intermittent wind and solar power.

WA gas report warns of declining exploration

Media Release 14 December 2017

Western Australia could face a gas shortage if new supply is not developed in the next five to seven years. Banning a new source of gas supply – shale gas – puts at risk WA’s future energy security.

Pepper Inquiry finds fracking risks can be managed

Media Release 12 December 2017

The draft final report of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory has found that any risks associated with onshore gas development and fracking can be managed by effective regulation.

Queensland CSG is powering eastern Australia

Media Release 8 December 2017

A new report prepared for the COAG Energy Council confirms that as production from conventional gas sources gradually declines, eastern Australia is increasingly relying on unconventional gas to meet its energy needs.

APPEA awards $3000 scholarship to outstanding PhD candidate

Blog Post 5 December 2017

APPEA has presented its 2017 Tony Noon Memorial Scholarship to Fernando Perez, a PhD student in chemical and process engineering at the University of Western Australia. This scholarship provides a one-off grant of $3000.

Arrow deal is a major boost for gas supply and jobs

Media Release 1 December 2017

The gas supply deal announced today between Shell Australia joint ventures Arrow Energy and QCLNG will underwrite development of Arrow’s massive Surat Basin reserves, estimated to be five trillion cubic feet.

APPEA Board elects new Chair and Vice-Chair

Media Release 1 December 2017

APPEA's Board has elected Zoe Yujnovich as Chair and Michael Abbott as Vice Chair following the organisation’s Annual General Meeting in Perth.

Cooper Basin gas to put downward pressure on energy prices

Media Release 29 November 2017

The Australian Government has selected the Cooper Basin as a priority area to boost supply to the east coast market. The $30.4 million Geological and Bioregional Assessments will help put downward pressure on gas prices.

Report confirms urgent need for new south-eastern gas supply

Media Release 24 November 2017

The Offshore South East Australia Future Gas Supply Study confirms the urgent need to develop new supply – offshore and onshore – for eastern Australia. Maintaining a ban on onshore gas restricts supply and drives prices up.

Queensland gas industry welcomes LNP resources policy

Media Release 21 November 2017

Queensland’s gas industry welcomes the Liberal National Party’s release of a standalone election policy for the resources sector and its commitment to high-level industry consultation and regulatory certainty.

Regulatory reform key to securing Queensland’s energy future

Media Release 20 November 2017

Regulation accounts for 37% of gas exploration costs and almost 10% of all costs over a project’s lifespan. More gas and cheaper gas is needed to fuel jobs and the economy - but regulatory burdens are a deterrent to investment.

More acreage welcome but Cooper Basin access essential

Media Release 9 November 2017

Queensland Government plans for future gas exploration block releases are positive, but the industry remains concerned about the threat to ban gas operations in parts of the Cooper Basin in far-western Queensland.

Inquiry delay threatens NT gas jobs

Media Release 8 November 2017

The Northern Territory is unlikely to see any significant investment in onshore gas projects next year following a decision by the independent inquiry into hydraulic fracturing to delay its final report by three months.

APPEA welcomes West-East Gas Pipeline study

Media Release 30 October 2017

West coast gas is likely to be an expensive solution to east coast supply concerns. The reality is local gas will always be cheaper gas. Victoria and NSW cannot continue to rely on other states to solve their gas supply issues.

New report confirms NT shale gas benefits

Media Release 29 October 2017

Shale gas development in the Northern Territory would deliver new jobs, local contracts and increased government revenue, an independent economic analysis has confirmed.

APLNG’s latest gas sales boost domestic supply

Media Release 26 October 2017

Australia Pacific LNG will supply a further 41 petajoules (PJ) of gas to the east coast gas market. The gas sales agreement with Origin will cover around two-thirds of the gas supply shortfall forecast for 2018.


Cooper Basin restrictions threaten jobs and energy supply

Media Release 26 October 2017

Prohibiting gas exploration and development in parts of Queensland’s Cooper Basin would destroy jobs and investment and drive up energy costs for households and businesses. The region produced 14.5% of Queensland’s gas supply last year.

National Energy Guarantee a step forward

Media Release 17 October 2017

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.   

Queensland to benefit by stepping on the gas

Media Release 12 October 2017

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

Media Release 11 October 2017

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!

Blog Post  |  by Malcolm Roberts 11 October 2017

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.

Natural gas driving down US emissions: new report

Media Release 11 October 2017

Australia should seek to emulate the success of the US in reducing its emissions through increased use of gas. The US is reaping the rewards of embracing natural gas – abundant energy and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

SA Liberals’ energy policy

Media Release 10 October 2017

The South Australian Liberals' energy policy acknowledges gas is crucial for meeting energy needs and supplying manufacturing industries. Yet the party maintains a 10-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the South-East.

PC misses opportunity to remove GST penalty on gas development

Media Release 10 October 2017

Productivity Commission’s draft report into horizontal fiscal equalisation (HFE) confirms that the system for distributing GST revenue between states and territories penalises jurisdictions that develop natural resources such as gas.

First Wheatstone LNG production another milestone for Australia

Media Release 9 October 2017

Wheatstone is the latest project in a wave of unprecedented LNG investment that will deliver enduring benefits for all Australians. These long-term legacy projects will support economic growth and deliver jobs, taxation and export revenues for decade...

Condamine River natural gas seeps

Publication 4 October 2017

Natural gas seepage in parts of the Condamine River is not new. It pre-dates local gas industry operations and poses no safety or environmental risks.

One Nation in the dark on gas

Blog Post 4 October 2017

One Nation cannot claim to be a responsible alternative when it opposes an industry that not only meets Queensland's energy needs, but also provides billions of dollars worth of economic activity annually and supports tens of thousands of jobs.

Queensland’s LNG industry ensures domestic supply

Media Release 3 October 2017

Queensland LNG producers will ensure eastern Australia has sufficient gas supply for 2018 and 2019.  Victoria and NSW should use this reprieve to use to develop their state's gas resources.

APPEA welcomes Grants Commission comments on CSG royalties

Media Release 29 September 2017

Changes to the GST distribution system flagged by the Commonwealth Grants Commission would incentivise states and the NT to develop their own gas resources while also discouraging non-evidence-based restrictions and moratoriums.