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APPEA 2017: coping with the gas supply crunch

Blog Post 27 March 2017

Natural gas is a reliable and safe energy source with a relatively low emissions intensity. Australia needs a national approach to energy security that recognises the crucial role of gas.

Technology can strengthen Australia’s gas advantage

Media Release 23 March 2017

Gas Vision 2050 was developed by Australia’s peak gas industry bodies. It outlines how gas can continue to provide Australians with reliable and affordable energy in a low carbon energy future.

Gas Vision 2050

Publication 23 March 2017

Natural gas provides reliable, secure energy and cost-effective carbon reduction. It will continue to be an essential fuel as Australia makes the transformation to a cleaner energy future.

Queensland project to deliver more gas and jobs

Media Release 21 March 2017

Shell Australia's new Project Ruby gas development is a win for both gas supply and regional jobs. The only way to meet growing demand for gas is to increase supply.

PACE program to boost SA gas supply

Media Release 17 March 2017

South Australia continues to set the pace when it comes to supporting the safe and responsible development of natural gas for energy security and prosperity

Gas industry to work with Government to ensure supply

Media Release 15 March 2017

Australia’s upstream gas industry is committed to working with the Federal Government to ensure sufficient gas is available to meet peak demand in the National Electricity Market.

Pathways to net-zero emissions

Blog Post 14 March 2017

APPEA 2017 keynote speaker, Shell International vice president Jeremy Bentham, examines how we can provide much more energy with much less carbon dioxide.

Gas supply warning a result of flawed state policies

Media Release 9 March 2017

Severe gas shortages in eastern Australia as early as next summer are the consequence of many years of policy failure by successive state governments in Victoria and New South Wales.

US shows the way. More gas = lower emissions

Media Release 6 March 2017

To meet its climate goals and ensure reliable energy supply, Australia must reverse the decline in gas-fired generation. The US has proved that expanding use of gas-fired generation delivers big cuts to emissions.

APPEA 2017 is right on the money

Blog Post 2 March 2017

The APPEA Conference and Exhibition is the indispensable sounding board for the upstream petroleum industry in Australia. It also allows delegates to network and to meet and learn from the best minds in the industry.

LNG powering economic growth, boosting trade balance

Media Release 1 March 2017

LNG exports are playing a key role in driving Australia’s economic growth. Politicians must do more to encourage resource investment and increase competitiveness so that Australia can build on this achievement.

The answer to gas problems is increasing supply

Media Release 28 February 2017

Australia urgently needs more gas supply and more gas suppliers to head off a supply shortfall forecast for 2019. A host of experts agree that stifling supply can only lead to higher prices.

To boost energy security, we must increase gas supply

Blog Post 22 February 2017

More gas supply and more gas suppliers will enhance energy security. Rather than thinking in terms of gas reservation, we should be working on reforms that help bring more gas into the market.

APPEA appoints new Queensland Director

Media Release 31 January 2017

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.

Protecting water is central to shale gas operations

Blog Post 30 December 2016

Natural gas can be safely produced from the Northern Territory’s deep shale rocks without affecting precious water resources, according to a respected local environmental scientist.

Natural gas – essential for Australian manufacturing

Blog Post 26 December 2016

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.

Lock the Gate misrepresents important CSG research

Media Release 16 December 2016

Lock the Gate has again sought to mislead by misrepresenting important CSIRO research. Its claim that CSIRO has found that farmers are losing millions of dollars due to CSG operations is false.

Disturbing trend of falling exploration continues

Media Release 16 December 2016

Economic and policy pressures are stifling the exploration needed to keep Australia’s vital oil and gas industry growing and competitive. Urgent action is needed to reverse this trend.

GetUp – publisher of fake news

Blog Post 12 December 2016

It appears Get-Up, the left-wing campaigning organisation that wants to destroy our oil and gas industry, has adopted post-truth as its modus operandi in discussing the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT).

Natural gas – essential for Australian manufacturing

Publication 12 December 2016

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

Finkel Review highlights urgent need for more gas development

Media Release 9 December 2016

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO, has highlighted the need for urgent reform to secure the nation’s energy future. Policy, regulatory and technical reforms are required to ensure gas can fulfill its critical role in energy security...

Gorgon boosts WA domestic gas supply

Media Release 9 December 2016

WA’s energy security has been further enhanced with the start of domestic gas supply from the Chevron-operated Gorgon LNG project. Concerns that a successful gas export industry would jeopardise local supply are clearly misplaced.

Independent review confirms abundant gas supply in WA

Media Release 8 December 2016

WA has more than enough gas to meet future export and domestic requirements - but only if there is continuing investment in new exploration and development. Unfortunately, petroleum exploration in WA is at its lowest level since 1990.

CSG water can be safely reinjected into aquifers: CSIRO

The Tech Drill 7 December 2016

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.

APPEA welcomes climate change policy review

Media Release 5 December 2016

The 2017 Review of Climate Change Policies provides an important opportunity to integrate climate and energy policy in Australia. This is the key to delivering lower emissions and affordable energy security.

SA Liberal fracking moratorium fails leadership test

Media Release 29 November 2016

The South Australian Liberals have shown weak leadership by threatening a 10-year moratorium on fracking in the state’s South East region. There is absolutely no health or environmental reason to impose such a moratorium.

North West Shelf royalty revenue: Audit Office report

Media Release 29 November 2016

The Australian National Audit Office report into the collection of North West Shelf royalty revenue has made no findings suggesting the project’s participants had any intention to falsely claim deductions.

APPEA Board re-elects Chairman and Vice-Chairman

Media Release 25 November 2016

APPEA's Board has re-elected Mr Bruce Lake as Chairman and Mr Richard Owen as Vice Chairman following APPEA’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday 24 November in Perth.

Anti-gas legislation to drive up Victorian energy costs

Media Release 22 November 2016

The Andrews Government is simply pandering to an activist fear campaign that will ultimately drive up energy prices and cost jobs. A vote to restrict gas development is a vote for higher gas prices.

Myths and misinformation in NT gas

Blog Post  |  by Martin Ferguson 21 November 2016

Activists driven by hostility to fossil fuels and a naïve faith in renewables are using misinformation to push an anti-gas agenda. Using a Northern Territory context, let's take a close look at the myths that underpin the activists’ main arguments...

Queensland expands drill core storage and access

The Tech Drill 17 November 2016

A $5 million expansion of the Queensland Government’s Exploration Data Centre gives the state's resources exploration industry access to more geological information.

Time for Victoria to rethink its energy policy

Media Release 3 November 2016

The looming shutdown of the Hazelwood power station highlights the pressing need for a co-ordinated national approach to energy security and for policies that encourage use of gas as well as renewables.