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APPEA endorses need for pragmatic energy approach

Media Release 11 April 2018

APPEA strongly supports co-ordinated action by all governments to provide long-term energy policy certainty.  Politicians must put aside entrenched positions to agree on a practical way forward.

LNG powering economic growth, boosting trade balance

Media Release 9 April 2018

LNG exports are playing a major role in driving Australia’s economic growth. All governments must consider the ongoing economic, social and environmental benefits offered by a growing gas industry.

AEMO report is another warning for Victoria

Media Release 29 March 2018

AEMO report reveals Victoria could face a gas supply-demand shortfall as early as 2022. Time is running out for Victoria to avert a supply shortfall. The state must lift its gas bans.

Queensland continues to boost domestic gas supply

Media Release 29 March 2018

Senex Energy has been granted a petroleum lease and preliminary environmental approvals to develop its Project Atlas field. This is welcome news for all east coast gas customers. 

Final Report of NT Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry

Media Release 27 March 2018

The report finds that any risks associated with hydraulic fracturing can be minimised or eliminated with proper regulation. But some of its recommendations go beyond the terms of reference to matters of national policy and cannot be implemented by th...

APPEA congratulates new SA Energy Minister

Media Release 22 March 2018

APPEA looks forward to working with South Australia’s Minister for Energy and Mining, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, and the Marshall Government in developing reliable energy for South Australia.

Industry welcomes new Northern Australia geological data

Media Release 20 March 2018

The release of new geological data for the South Nicholson Basin in Northern Australia highlights again the important role of Geoscience Australia in understanding our nation’s resource potential.

APPEA comment on SA election result

Media Release 18 March 2018

The oil and gas industry looks forward to working with South Australia’s new government to secure the state's economic and energy future. The industry can play a key role in developing much-needed energy resources in South Australia, onshore and of...

Offshore oil and gas exploration should be supported

Media Release 16 March 2018

Oil and gas activity in the Great Australian Bight would mean significant economic benefits for South Australia but will only proceed under the strictest environmental safeguards.

WA Government, LNG industry in new jobs focus 

Media Release 14 March 2018

APPEA welcomes the Western Australian Government’s announcement that it will work with industry to help create new long-term job opportunities servicing, maintaining and improving the State’s liquefied natural gas industry.

Why Australia should support a revived TPP

Publication 11 March 2018

The Trans-Pacific Partnership will advance Australia’s strategic interests by fostering regional economic integration and foreign policy cooperation in the Asia-Pacific and sending a strong statement of support for free trade and open markets.

Stalled oil and gas exploration is a major economic risk

Media Release 6 March 2018

Falling oil and gas exploration is a longstanding problem that must be urgently tackled. Governments can always complain about gas prices but they should also be doing what they can to encourage new supply.

Santos expansion means more gas and more jobs

Media Release 27 February 2018

Santos and its GLNG partners will invest $900 million in Queensland gas fields this year. This is great news for local jobs and for east coast gas supply.

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.