Construction at Santos’s GLNG project. (Santos) Policy & Regulation

Aussie LNG export limits to hit Santos hardest

The decision to limit LNG exports during periods of high demand is challenging for Santos, but the mechanism may face legal challenge.

By Sally Bogle 22 June 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Unreliable gas supply stymieing AGL’s Aussie power plans

An unreliable gas supply is the reason behind the energy shortfalls in Australia’s eastern states, according to senior executives at AGL Energy.

7 March 2017
LNG

Inpex signs deal with Aussie union

Japan’s Inpex has signed a works contract with the Maritime Union of Australia, according to Offshore Technology.

7 March 2017
Global Markets

Gas prices up pressure for domestic gas reservation in Australia

High gas prices in Australia are increasing pressure on the government to introduce a gas reservation policy.

6 March 2017
Supply & Demand

Australian union demands more gas for domestic users

The Australian Workers Union has launched a campaign calling for more gas to be delivered to the domestic market to relieve shortages and lower prices for end-users.

3 March 2017
LNG

Woodside signs LNG agreement with GE for Western Australia

Woodside Energy and GE have signed an agreement to provide consumers in Western Australia with access to LNG fuel supplies and power generation solutions.

28 February 2017
LNG

Chevron suspends Train 2 production at Gorgon LNG

Chevron has temporarily suspended production from Train 2 at its Gorgon LNG project in Australia.

24 February 2017
The Pluto LNG plant. Woodside Petroleum is consdiering supplying the plant from small offshore assets. (Woodside) Exploration & Production

Woodside opts for smaller field approach for Pluto

Woodside is looking to keep development costs down in Western Australia by tapping smaller assets to supply its LNG plants.

24 February 2017
Gas for Transport

Woodside trials LNG as a transport fuel

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum is looking to sell LNG as a bunker and transport fuel.

22 February 2017
The Gladstone LNG plant in Queensland. Australian gas producers are targeting the region’s plants. (Santos) LNG

AGL targeting Australia’s first LNG imports by 2021

Australia’s supply shortages mean the country could soon start importing LNG as well as exporting it, with AGL planning the country’s first terminal.

20 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Australian gas production to double in three years

Australia expects annual gas production to almost double over the next three years as it works to support its new LNG export projects.

13 February 2017
LNG

Ichthys LNG on track for Q3 startup

The Inpex-led Ichthys LNG project is on schedule to start up in Q3 2017, a senior manager at the company has said.

10 February 2017
LNG

Australia could rake in $1.5 bln per year via tax on LNG

Australia’s federal government could reap $1.5 billion per year in tax revenue if the country’s new LNG projects are included in a 10% commonwealth royalty proposed by the Tax Justice Network.

10 February 2017
LNG

AGL Energy planning LNG terminal in southeast Australia

Australian power and gas retailer AGL Energy plans to build an LNG terminal in southeastern Australia to help alleviate the gas supply shortage in the region.

9 February 2017
A gas well in the Cooper Basin. Eastern Australia is suffering a supply crunch. (Beach Energy) Policy & Regulation

Queensland pilots gas reservation as LNG ramps up

Reserving gas acreage for domestic consumption may be the only way to solve the supply crunch in eastern Australia’s gas market.

9 February 2017
Exploration & Production

Woodside borrows robot from NASA

Woodside has borrowed a humanoid robot from NASA to explore how the technology could be used to improve safety, reliability and efficiency in high-risk and remote environments.

3 February 2017
Gas for Transport

Woodside plans truck-loading operations from Pluto

Woodside Petroleum is planning to start truck-loading LNG from its Pluto plant for delivery to remote mining operations and power plants and to use as vehicle fuel.

3 February 2017
Pipelines, Storage & Power

Australia may be target for Shell’s New Energies Unit

Shell has identified Australia as one of three countries where it will investigate pairing renewable sources with gas-fired generation to provide a secure power supply.

3 February 2017
The launch of the Prelude FLNG vessel’s hull in South Korea. (Shell) LNG

Shell playing long game with Prelude FLNG

Shell made no mention of Prelude at its Q4 results presentation, but analysts say the FLNG project is a long-term play.

3 February 2017
LNG

Chevron ramps up production at Gorgon LNG

Chevron is ramping up production from the Gorgon LNG plant offshore Western Australia.

30 January 2017
Exploration & Production

Origin Energy facing gas leak allegations

Australia’s Origin Energy is facing claims that the company ignored gas leaks at an offshore well and possible leaks at its CBM operations.

27 January 2017

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