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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.

One Nation’s gas threat a Queensland jobs killer

Media Release 28 September 2017

One Nation’s threat to ban the gas industry in Queensland, despite the industry’s 50-year record of safe operations, will kill jobs and drive up gas and electricity prices for Queensland and the rest of eastern Australia.

One Nation to turn the lights out in Queensland

Media Release 27 September 2017

One Nation’s push to ban drilling in the Cooper Basin until it can be proven that it does no damage to the Great Artesian Basin is economic vandalism. It will expose Queenslanders to higher energy prices and will risk blackouts.

Domestic Gas

Expected surge in gas demand drives new forecast

Media Release 25 September 2017

New AEMO gas forecast is driven by expectations of surging gas demand from electricity generation and industry. All governments must support developing new gas supplies as quickly and as cheaply as possible.

Statement on AGL membership non-renewal

Media Release 20 September 2017

In 2015, AGL advised APPEA that it would not renew its membership because it would wind up its gas production over the coming decade. AGL raised no concerns with APPEA’s longstanding Climate Change Policy Principles.

WA doesn’t need another fracking inquiry

Blog Post 18 September 2017

WA’s planned inquiry into hydraulic fracturing is a waste of time and money. History and multiple reviews have shown that fracking is managed safely in Australia.

Gas industry is responding to supply concerns

Media Release 14 September 2017

Australian gas producers are responding to concerns about tight east coast gas supply. A dozen new supply contracts and new projects have been announced since March.

GLNG redirects gas to domestic market

Media Release 7 September 2017

The Gladstone LNG project will supply 30 petajoules of gas - which would otherwise have been exported as LNG - to the east coast domestic market over 2018 and 2019.

LNG powering economic growth, boosting trade balance

Media Release 6 September 2017

New data shows how important LNG exports are for Australia’s economic growth. But some politicians are proposing policies that would deter investment in new gas supply just when it is most needed.

WA needs more jobs – not another fracking inquiry

Media Release 5 September 2017

WA's second inquiry into hydraulic fracturing in less than two years is a waste of time and taxpayers’ money. The WA Legislative Council’s Environment and Public Affairs Committee has already found fracking poses negligible risk.


Queensland still doing the heavy lifting on energy security

Media Release 5 September 2017

While other states dither or lock-up urgently needed gas resources, Queensland is getting on with the job. The State Government recognises the only way to put downward pressure on prices is to increase supply.

APPEA 2018: Call for Papers is now open

Blog Post 18 August 2017

Submit a proposal for a presentation that would be included in the APPEA 2018 technical program! Share your Australian-based knowledge, experience and solutions.

Gas industry continues to boost domestic supply

Media Release 14 August 2017

Santos has signed an agreement with ENGIE to supply gas to South Australia’s Pelican Point Power Station. This is the latest demonstration of the gas industry’s commitment to its domestic customers.

Victorian council votes for jobs and energy security

Media Release 27 July 2017

Moyne Shire Council's vote in support of conventional gas development in Victoria is significant. Moyne is part of a region that has a history of safe and successful gas development.