Posts In: Environment

28 September 2016
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Gas industry must do business differently to meet sustainability targets: DNV GL

Pressure is mounting on the global oil and gas industry to reduce environmental footprint at the same time as the industry is under significant cost pressure. DNV GL has launched two papers to advise the industry on how and where to make impactful changes within financial constraints.

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21 March 2016
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Germany’s gas and renewables integration: what can we learn?

The conversion of renewable energy into gas is an exciting new technology, currently making ground in European markets. Gas Today speaks to the Chairman of the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water, Professor Dr Gerald Linke, about developments in this emerging field, and what this could mean for Australia’s networks.

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8 December 2015
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Urban air quality greatly improved by gas use: IGU

A case study of four leading cities has confirmed the benefits of converting from coal to natural gas, and has shown the switch can help reduce dangerously high levels of pollutants in the world’s most air polluted places.

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8 December 2015
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Tracking down fugitive emissions

CSIRO researchers have found that current levels of fugitive emissions of methane from a Queensland and New South Wales survey area are within satisfactory guidelines.

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3 December 2015
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What Australian gas can expect from COP 21

The Australian gas industry can expect positive news from the COP 21 climate talks in Paris, with many commentators, including Deloitte, predicting the talks will push for policies to incentivise gas use in order to provide a cleaner energy mix for contributing nations.

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3 December 2015
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Unconventional gas needs more community support: academics

Unconventional gas can be produced in an environmentally responsible manner that provides significant societal benefits – but only if it has community support and provided best practice is followed an international workshop has found.

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30 November 2015
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Lasers, sounds and bird guano

A collaborative group of businesses have developed and installed an automated laser and sound system to stop birds building up guano, or seabird excrement, on offshore oil and gas project helidecks.

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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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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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31 August 2015
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APPEA, Gary Gray reject WA Labor gas moratorium bid

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association has accused the Western Australian opposition party of jeopardising jobs and investment in the State’s oil and gas industry, following the party’s call for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.

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11 August 2015
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Gov’t confirms carbon emissions target

The energy supply peak body has welcomed the federal government’s bid to reduce carbon emissions by 26 to 28 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030.

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6 August 2015
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Gov’t chimes in on unconventional gas inquiry

The Victorian Government has made a largely critical submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Unconventional Onshore Gas.

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23 July 2015
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CO2 storage for Aus industry at new research facility

A newly opened $48 million carbon emissions research facility in Western Australia is promising to reshape the way Australian mining firms manage and store their CO2 emissions.

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18 December 2014
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Macfarlane lends insight into political developments

Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane is back in the fray after previous stints in the resources industry. He has spent his first position regularly making headlines, with the Government’s ongoing negotiations to reduce the RET, the release of the Energy Green Paper and his push for a national gas grid.

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11 June 2014
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QLD Govt launches further land reforms

QLD Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps has launched the second phase of the most significant review of Queensland’s state land in more than a century, which the Minister says will support every one of the Queensland Government’s economic pillars, including energy and resources.

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27 March 2014
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What makes a good leader?

The Australian gas industryӬhas achieved wonderfulӬthings Рbeing a leading LNG exporter, developing world-first technology and improving lives in many communities. But this does not come without significant challenges and it requires strong leadership to overcome these.

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29 November 2013
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From the farm gate: a perspective for industry

Effective communication with landholders has emerged as the natural gas industry’s greatest challenge. Gas Today speaks with the National Farmers’ Federation President Duncan Fraser about the relationship between landholders and the Australian gas industry, and how communication and transparency is the key to harmonisation between both industries.

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28 November 2013
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Community, co-existence, and communication: a case study

Growing concerns surrounding the development of Australia’s natural gas resources in rural communities has led to significant community and policy reaction. This is having wide-ranging implications for not only the industry, but Australia’s east coast gas supply. QGC has shown how being proactive by involving the community in farming initiatives and facilitating positive communication between industry and locals is having a positive effect on business for all parties involved.

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5 March 2013
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Taking on legal challenges for resource exploration in Queensland

More than 93 per cent of Australia’s current 2P reserves are found in Queensland, making the state a treasure trove for gas explorers. However, new legislation and increasing regulation of the industry has created a challenging legal landscape.

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21 June 2012
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Aboriginal Heritage Act review lacks detail: HAA

The discussion paper on the current review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA), released by Western Australian Minister for Indigenous Affairs Peter Collier, has fallen short of providing expected improvements lobbied for by industry and Native Title Groups, according to Heritage Advice Australia (HAA) Director Jane Pemberton.

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30 May 2012
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Unique encounters in PNG

As construction on the Papua New Guinea LNG Project continues, Coffey Environments Environmental Consultant Will Wettenhall shares some of the unique aspects of working in an unfamiliar cultural setting, and the associated challenges.

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5 December 2011
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Origin-al opinions on unconventional gas

In a speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, Origin Energy Managing Director Grant King provided an industry perspective on the environmental issues surrounding unconventional gas.

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7 November 2011
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CNC Project Management signs on for FutureGAS Gold

CNC Project Management has signed on to be a Gold Sponsor of FutureGAS 2012. The company will sponsor the Gala Dinner and official Gala Dinner after party.

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11 October 2011
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Seismic contract awarded for QLD CSG

QGC has awarded an $A17 million contract to Terrex Seismic.

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18 July 2011
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Santos to acquire Eastern Star Gas

Santos has purchased 100 per cent of Eastern Star Gas (ESG) shares, and has subsequently sold a 20 per cent working level interest in ESG’s permits in the Gunnedah Basin, northern New South Wales, to TRUenergy.

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