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16 June 2017
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No need for export controls: APPEA

The Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) Energy Supply Outlook (ESO) confirms that there is no need for LNG export restrictions, according to the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

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9 June 2017
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Rethinking oil and gas with cognitive computing

Digitally related business opportunities have the potential to unlock approximately US$1.6 trillion of value for the oil and gas industry, its customers and for society, states a new report from Accenture and the World Economic Forum.

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24 May 2017
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Industry uncertainty keenly discussed at APPEA: Orchison reports

Today’s gas supply saga is now on equal controversial footing in eastern Australia with the electricity security and pricing shemozzle; they also share much uncertainty about how (and over what time) they can be resolved.

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8 May 2017
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Woodside questions APPEA focus

Woodside Chief Executive Peter Coleman has taken a swipe at the upstream sectors’ peak lobby group, saying it’s too focused on the east coast.

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24 April 2017
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Time to focus on hard issues in gas supply: APGA

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has called for an end to the mud-slinging and myth-peddling that is distracting policy-makers from finding a resolution to the very real problem confronting the nation of a likely shortage of affordable gas in the future.

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21 April 2017
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More gas to reduce emissions: APPEA

Predictable claims by the Climate Council that Australia and the region should reduce the use of natural gas are out of step, says the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

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29 March 2017
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Autumn edition of Gas Today out now

The latest edition of Gas Today is now available – access your digital edition at the link below.

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28 March 2017
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Markets must work for energy customers: ENA

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) review into retail electricity prices must ensure competitive markets are working for all energy customers, says the Energy Networks Australia (ENA).

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16 March 2017
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Critical energy state front of mind for APPEA 2017

Oil and gas industry stakeholders gathering at Perth’s Convention Centre in mid-May for the annual APPEA Conference will be under no illusions about the critical state of Australia’s energy debate.

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14 March 2017
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Industry and government must grasp opportunity: APGA

Major players in the gas industry should seize the opportunity of a meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and federal ministers tomorrow to offer concrete policy suggestions to the government.

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14 March 2017
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ACCC recognises east coast crisis

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Rod Sims said events following the ACCC’s April 2016 Inquiry into the east coast gas market have confirmed its worst fears.

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10 March 2017
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Gas supply warning a result of flawed state policies: APPEA

The Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) warning of severe gas shortages in eastern Australia as early as next summer is the consequence of many years of policy failure by successive state governments in Victoria and New South Wales, says the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association.

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8 March 2017
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Origin boss backs ETS

Origin CEO Frank Calabria has thrown his support behind an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), saying it’s the government’s responsibility to review all options.

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15 February 2017
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What role will gas play in a carbon constrained world?

As Australia, and the world, move towards a lower carbon future, gas once again is emerging as the potential “˜transition’ fuel.

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13 February 2017
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Energy Minister slams SA blame game

Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has slammed the South Australian Labor Party for trying to shift blame following blackouts in the state.

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19 January 2017
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LNG, low commodity prices, blanket moratoriums – can the domestic market recover?

The triple whammy of the ramp up of CSG-LNG projects in Queensland, moratoriums in NSW, VIC and the NT and low global commodity prices mean the domestic gas market on Australia’s east coast is facing one of the most challenging times in its history.

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16 January 2017
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Victorian gas ban must go: APPEA

Claims by the Victorian Government that its bans on developing new onshore gas resources will not affect gas prices for Victorian customers defy common sense and market realities, according to the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

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16 January 2017
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Heat wave brings focus on energy policy: APGA

High temperatures being experienced across Australia should help energy ministers focus on the importance of developing a comprehensive and technology-neutral national energy policy, according to the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA).

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7 December 2016
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What does the future hold for Queensland LNG and the domestic gas market?

The uncertainties over the future of oil prices are creating an increasingly complex environment for all three of Queensland’s liquefied natural gas plants and the entire east coast market.

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24 November 2016
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Gas bans a risk to Victorian energy security: APGA, APPEA

Gas industry associations have slammed legislation aimed at restricting the development of natural gas in Victoria, stating that the ban threatens the Victorian economy and Australia’s East Coast gas supply.

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4 November 2016
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Time for Victoria to rethink its energy policy: APPEA

The announcement that the Hazelwood power station will close highlights the pressing need for a co-ordinated national approach to energy security and for structural adjustment support for the Latrobe Valley, says the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

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27 October 2016
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Broader focus needed to bring more gas to consumers: APGA

The Australian pipeline industry has called on policy-makers to broaden their focus from pipeline regulation to consider policies that would increase the gas available to both domestic and manufacturing consumers.

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21 October 2016
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More natural gas vital to Queensland’s energy mix: APPEA

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) welcomes comments by Queensland’s Minister for Natural Resources recognising the contribution of natural gas to Queensland’s energy mix.

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17 October 2016
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Spring edition of Gas Today out now

The latest edition of Gas Today is now available – access your digital edition at the link below.

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11 October 2016
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Gas resources must be opened up: APGA

Governments must take action and ensure Australia has the natural gas it needs to drive economic development, rather than focus on simple policy changes that do little to increase gas supply, Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) President Shaun Reardon has said.

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15 September 2016
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ATSE urges Vic and NT to rely on science in unconventional gas debate

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) has urged the governments of Victoria and the Northern Territory to rely on scientific evidence in their approaches to natural gas exploration and production in their jurisdictions.

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