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22 June 2016
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Time to face the facts on the need for natural gas

Gas has never been more important to Australia’s prosperity, but it has also never been so aggressively challenged.

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9 June 2016
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Australian LNG producers must evolve to compete in global market: Deloitte

The Australian LNG sector needs to evolve, and do so quickly, if producers are to become accomplished marketers and traders in the global market, according to a new Deloitte report.

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29 May 2016
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SA natural gas network charges reduce by 23 per cent

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has cut gas distribution charges by 23 per cent on Australian Gas Networks’ (AGN) South Australian Access Arrangement for the five-year period commencing on 1 July 2016.

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1 March 2016
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March LNG delivery shows price reduction of 20.5 per cent

Prices of spot LNG for delivery to northeast Asia averaged $5.339 per million British thermal units (/MMBtu) for March, according to latest Platts Japan/Korea Marker data for month-ahead delivery.

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3 February 2016
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Oil price solution to be focus at LNG 18

Lower oil prices and their impact on the world’s LNG industry are looming large as a hot topic at the upcoming biggest LNG conference and exhibition ever held in Australia.

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22 January 2016
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Santos writes down assets amid oil price downturn

Santos will book reductions to both asset carrying values and reserves as part of its 2015 full-year financial accounts, in a reflection of the further deterioration in oil prices.

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13 January 2016
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Real LNG growth to come post-2016: Wood Mackenzie

Wood Mackenzie’s latest review of the global LNG industry has concluded that the market was characterised by weak Asian demand in 2015, with a year on year decline of 2 per cent.

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12 January 2016
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Australia to contribute to 12 per cent increase in global LNG supply: report

Global LNG supply in 2016 is forecast to increase to 289 million tonnes (MMt), a 12 per cent increase from 2015, due to an increase in supply capacity from Australia and the US – according to the Resources and Energy Quarterly.

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10 December 2015
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LNG consumption to quadruple by 2020: AEMO

Total annual LNG consumption in Australia is forecast to be four times as much in 2020 as it has been in 2015 according to the Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) second annual National Gas Forecasting Report (NGFR).

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8 December 2015
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Vic gas moratorium to continue

Victoria will have its unconventional gas moratorium continued after the committee responsible for the inquiry investigating the industry failed to reach a consensus.

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27 November 2015
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Lower gas charges good news for the environment: Bradley

The decision to lower network charges to gas customers in South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory is “good news for customers and it is good news for the environment” according to The Energy Networks Association (ENA) CEO John Bradley.

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27 November 2015
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How Australia’s gas industry fared in 2015

How have gas prices in eastern Australia responded over the 12 months since the start-up of the Queensland Curtis LNG project on Curtis Island, and in the lead-up to the first shipment from GLNG in September?

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27 November 2015
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Independent report confirms gas’s longevity

An independent report has confirmed that gas-fired generation is cleaner than coal, cheaper than renewables and is one of the most adaptable fuel sources for energy. However, Australia’s energy demands require varied and innovative methods of power generation.

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6 October 2015
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Has the resources market reached its nadir?

Like all investors, StockAnalysis keeps asking whether the terrible market for resources has reached its nadir. We think that the bottom is very close indeed and that recovery during 2016 looks ever more certain.

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30 September 2015
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Energy and resources hit by ASX plunge

Australian resources and energy companies are licking their wounds after the ASX hit its lowest point in more than two years yesterday.

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17 September 2015
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Gas export boom shakes market

In the wake of new forecasts for LNG’s booming offshore demands, there are calls for the federal government to cap the commodity’s exports.

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16 September 2015
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Hard lessons and hard decisions ahead

The trials that Australia’s electricity network providers have faced over the past year during the Senate Inquiry into Electricity Prices has provided key insights into the hurdles that gas providers will also encounter as consumers demand lower prices, better
connections and increasingly demand renewables.

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16 September 2015
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Where will gas fit in new climate policy?

Australia’s fragmented climate policy framework is hurting industries every day, and leaving key sectors such as natural gas in the dark over how Australia’s energy mix will look in the future.

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11 September 2015
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WA LNG production up, but sales fail to boost value

LNG is Western Australia’s most valuable petroleum resource, according to new government data released today.

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10 September 2015
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Time for oil and gas to sell their story

It’s up to oil and gas companies to start selling themselves to superannuation firms as divestment from emissions generating industries fires up.

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24 August 2015
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Gladstone cargoes allegedly up for grabs

Gladstone LNG production plant is expected to offer up six commissioning cargoes for sale between October and December in the coming days, unnamed sources have told Reuters.

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24 August 2015
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Energy stocks hit by China fears, but hope remains

Energy stocks have taken a beating today as investors embark on a global share selloff sparked by fears the Chinese economy is weaker than expected and a plummeting oil price.

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18 August 2015
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Low oil prices the new normal

Low oil prices are here to stay and could be the new normal, according to the latest outlook from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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6 August 2015
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LNG props up Queensland exports

Queensland LNG exports saw a bumper opening season in the 2014-15 financial year, new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals.

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24 July 2015
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LNG eyes five-year export boom: report

Australia’s LNG industry is on the cusp of an export boom, according to one of the country’s big four banks.

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29 June 2015
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Icon Energy and Shantou Sino Energy extend LNG deal

Icon Energy and Shantou Sino Energy have extended the date for conditions to supply gas sourced from Icon’s Cooper Basin tenements to China.

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