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APPEA Board re-elects Chair and Vice-Chair

Media Release 8 November 2018

The Board of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) is delighted to announce the re-election of Zoe Yujnovich […]

APPEA Chief Executive announcement

Media Release 7 November 2018

Today the Board of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association formally accepted the resignation of its Chief Executive Dr […]

PRRT changes must be assessed carefully

Media Release 2 November 2018

Changes to the petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) announced today by the Commonwealth must be assessed carefully by Australia’s oil […]

Queensland gas industry powers ahead

Media Release 2 November 2018

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association welcomed the Queensland government’s announcement today to open up more than 6,600 square […]

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Blog Post 17 October 2018

Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given that the Fifty-eighth Annual General Meeting of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration […]

Gas producers delivering for local customers

Media Release 30 September 2018

Australia’s major east coast gas producers have reaffirmed their commitment to delivering secure, competitively-priced gas to local customers. Representatives of […]

New Ministers but same energy policy mountains to climb

Media Release 27 August 2018

APPEA has congratulated Australia’s new Minister for Energy, the Hon Angus Taylor. APPEA also welcomed the reappointment of Senator Matt Canavan as Minister for Resources and Northern Australia.

NT implementation plan to get gas industry back to work

Media Release 17 July 2018

APPEA welcomed today’s release of the Northern Territory Government’s plan to implement the recommendations of the independent scientific inquiry into unconventional hydraulic fracturing.

Australian average wholesale gas prices remain below Asian average

Media Release 29 June 2018

The International Gas Union’s Wholesale Gas Price Survey 2018 shows that the average wholesale gas price in Australia last year ($US4.62/MMBTU) was about 40 per cent less than the average wholesale price for the Asia‑Pacific region and around one...

Australian gas industry delivering for the domestic market

Media Release 22 June 2018

The gas industry has announced billions of dollars in new investment in 2018 and beyond, to bring more gas into the market, supporting both domestic gas consumption and the gas export projects that are underpinning much of Australia’s economic grow...

New gas infrastructure to deliver gas to the east coast

Media Release 18 June 2018

APPEA’s Queensland Director Rhys Turner said that the development of a gas processing facility and a new 60km pipeline together known as Project Atlas will bring gas to the Wallumbilla Hub and from there into the domestic market.

APPEA honours outstanding industry service

Blog Post 17 May 2018

APPEA has awarded former long standing Board Director and Melbana Energy executive, Peter Stickland, honorary life membership in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the Australian oil and gas industry.

Smart safety systems earn Woodside an APPEA Award

Media Release 17 May 2018

Woodside Energy has won the APPEA Safety Excellence Award, which recognises an outstanding contribution to safety leadership and performance in the Australian oil and gas industry.

APPEA 2018 Chairman’s speech

Blog Post 15 May 2018

The industry must be more engaged in national debate and collaborate to secure more community support.

APPEA 2018: developing a stronger, more inclusive workforce

Blog Post 11 May 2018

APPEA 2018 is looking to the future of the Australian oil and gas industry’s workplace culture and workforce development. The event includes a plenary session on diversity and inclusion; a youth program; and a mentor program.

APPEA 2018: addressing the energy agenda

Blog Post 10 May 2018

With energy policy and resource projects in the headlines - not to mention the possibility of a federal election in 2018 - there will be no shortage of big political issues for debate at the 2018 APPEA Conference & Exhibition in Adelaide next week. ...

Gas industry’s future leaders finding their voice

Blog Post 8 May 2018

The Australian Gas Industry Trust Gas Speak Colloquium is a mentoring program that offers the gas industry’s future leaders the chance to gain valuable experience and insights into the art of public speaking.

Gas industry can deliver much-needed investment for the NT

Media Release 1 May 2018

Implementing the conditions for onshore gas exploration by the end of 2018 will enable the creation of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of government revenue for the NT, as well as much-needed gas supplies for the Territory and the nation...

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...