Jemena has signed an agreement with Origin Energy to sell renewable biomethane gas produced at the Malabar Biomethane Demonstration Project to be blended into Jemena’s gas distribution network, which supplies over 1.5 million gas users in Sydney and regional New South Wales. Announcing the agreement the 2023 Australian Domestic Gas Outlook Conference, Jemena’s Managing Director, Frank Tudor, Jemena received broad […]
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The peak body for Australia’s oil and gas industry, the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA), is calling on the Federal Government to encourage investment in new gas supply through the 2023-24 Federal Budget. APPEA said the focus should be on creating a dependable investment environment, for emissions reduction measures to put sustained downward pressure on gas prices, help […]
Following an outage at the Chevron’s Wheatstone domestic gas plant near Onslow on the evening of 5 January, the Western Australian Government is yet to confirm if gas production has recommenced. The source of the failure has been identified and a staged restart of the operation was planned for 8 January. The restart was delayed by at least a further […]
Three engineering and construction firms have been appointed by Jemena to connect Australia’s first LNG import terminal at Port Kembla to the Eastern Gas Pipeline (EGP). The appointment will see Zinfra, Nacap, and Wasco build a 12km underground pipeline which will transport up to 130PJ of gas annually from Squadron Energy’s Port Kembla Energy Terminal (PKET) to customers in New […]
The GasField Commission of Queensland have announced a new chair and commissioners, a governance specialist and an Indigenous Elder to oversee the State’s gas and landholder relations. The Indigenous Elder and traditional owner is from the Nywaigi People and Mamu People. Queensland Resources Minister, Scott Stewart, announced John Anderson as chair of the GasFields Commission of Queensland for the next […]
The New South Wales Government has declared the impending pipeline connecting the Narrabri Gas Project and the Hunter Gas Pipeline as Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI). It is considered vital for economic reasons. State Premier, Dominic Perrottet, said the approximately 50km-long pipeline was a crucial link needed to connect the Narrabri Gas Project into the east coast gas network. “The […]
The Federal Government has released a new consultation paper, proposing a range of measures to tackle high energy prices and ensure wholesale gas markets deliver sufficient supply. A mandatory code of conduct is proposed to address systemic issues within the wholesale gas market and guide participants’ behaviour. As part of the code, a reasonable pricing framework will provide a basis […]
Western Australia has marked the opening of a new high-speed hydrogen refueler and renewable hydrogen blended into the natural gas network, reaching the final two 2022 targets in Western Australia’s Renewable Hydrogen Strategy. The strategy set out four clear targets for completion in 2022 – refuelling facility available in Western Australia, distribution of hydrogen into the gas network, use of […]
The 10th annual Australian Domestic Gas Outlook (ADGO) conference brings together the who’s who of the industry, for high-level discussions articulating future directions. It’s where you can engage with and hear from senior leaders from the length of the gas value chain, including gas producers, pipeline operators, retailers, end-users, regulators and policymakers. The 2023 edition will be the 10th annual […]
Australia’s energy ministers have been asked to approve the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) new hydrogen and renewable gas rules, marking the potential to establish a national hydrogen industry. The AEMC recommended rules enable energy ministers to change the national gas and retail regulatory frameworks so that low-level hydrogen gas blends and renewable gases can be safely supplied through existing […]
Jemena and Sydney Water are partnering to develop Australia’s first biomethane-to-gas-network project. The demonstration project, co-funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, is intended to show how carbon-neutral biomethane can help to supplement domestic gas supplies and support the decarbonisation process for the gas network. Executing the project on behalf of Jemena, Zinfra was required to create a partnership of […]
The Australian Government has signed a new Heads of Agreement (HoA) with East Coast LNG Exporters which is set to prevent a gas supply shortfall and secure competitively priced gas for the domestic market. Australia’s east coast LNG exporters will ensure supply amid a forecast risk of energy system pressures next year as part of a package of measures – […]
Gentrack, a next gen solution provider for utilities, has partnered with Tas Gas Retail (TGR) to deliver a technology transformation and move its core billing and operations systems into the cloud. This transformation will enable a wide range of business benefits that will support TGR’s future growth ambitions. General Manager from Tas Gas Retail, Sarah Thurstans, said, “Gentrack has been […]
Production has begun at Australian Gas Networks’ Hydrogen Park South Australia (HyP SA), supplying industry with green hydrogen via tube trailers and saving approximately 122,000kg of carbon emissions per year. The facility can produce approximately 175t of hydrogen per annum, equal to the total gas use of around 1,500 South Australian homes, or tens of thousands of homes on a […]
The Northern Territory’s Power and Water Corporation has filed legal action against its principal gas supplier, Eni after an alleged reduction to its entitled gas supply. Filed in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the action follows what Power and Water claims was a reduction in gas supply from June 2021 and continuing into 2022. Eni does not dispute the […]
The Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) has been formally extended to 2030, ensuring the government can use the mechanism to safeguard domestic gas supplies. Resources and Northern Australia Minister, Madeleine King, announced on 1 August plans to extend the emergency gas measure following public and industry consultations. The ADGSM is a measure of last resort which allows the government […]
Senex has announced more than $1 billion in investment to expand its Atlas and Roma North natural gas developments in Queensland to build up Australia’s domestic gas supply. After years of exploration and studies, Senex is ready to increase its natural gas production to 60PJ per year with work planned to begin in coming weeks. First gas from this major […]
The recently completed Parwan City Gate Gas Connection Project is set to attract new industrial business, bringing a range of new job opportunities to the precinct. The project will provide gas to the Parwan Employment Precinct and the wider Bacchus Marsh area, attracting more private agribusiness investment due to readily available access to gas. The City Gas Gate Connection is […]
The ACCC has released its July 2022 Interim Gas Report, forecasting that the east coast of Australia could face a shortfall of 56PJ in 2023. This is a steep rise from the ACCC’s Gas Inquiry Interim Report in July 2021, which predicted a 2 PJ shortfall in 2022. ACCC Chair, Gina Cass-Gottlieb, said these findings suggest there will be a […]
By Jordan McCollum, National Policy Manager, Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) Delivering renewable gases through new or repurposed gas infrastructure has attracted increasing interest across Australia, due to its lower cost pathway to gas use decarbonisation. In the report Gas Vision 2050: Delivering the pathway to net-zero for Australia – 2022 Outlook, the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) […]
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has acted to prevent a shortage of gas, due in part to depletion rates at Victoria’s Iona gas storage facility, by introducing the Gas Supply Guarantee mechanism and drawing upon northern producers. An ongoing energy crisis has seen challenging conditions in the National Energy Market (NEM), resulting in a larger than expected deficit at […]
The Federal Government has proposed an extension of the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) until 2030, with public consultation to ensure the mechanism is fit for purpose. Federal Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Madeleine King, said the existing ADGSM is an important tool that the Federal Government could use to ensure ongoing security of Australia’s domestic gas supplies, […]
The Victorian Government has shared the country’s first Gas Substitution road map with details on how to improve energy efficiency for households and businesses and reduce costly gas reliance. The roadmap outlines how Victoria will use energy efficiency, electrification, hydrogen and biomethane to drive down bills and cut carbon emissions, as well as giving households and businesses more choice to […]
To support a long-term gas transportation agreement and proposed Maverick Pilot Development, Tamboran and Jemena have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU). The MoU will enable Tamboran to contract ~100TJ per day of firm capacity through the NGP, subject to applying NGP Access Principles. The long-term transportation access agreement with Jemena will support the sanctioning of the proposed Maverick […]
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has shared statements regarding energy shortfalls across several states and the surrounding complications. In its most recent statement on 14 June, the AEMO announced further electricity price caps in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia reached a cumulative high price threshold of $1,359,100 (accumulated over seven days). This triggered an administered price […]
Australia’s oil and gas industry has given assurances they will “work constructively” with the country’s governments and give feedback on the sector’s requirements. This follows the meeting of the country’s energy ministers on Wednesday 8 June with Federal Energy Minister, Chris Bowen. The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) said it was important the whole energy system was considered […]
With rising energy costs and supply-chain instability, the move towards cleaner energy sources is tempting and necessary. Luckily for Australia, we’re a country with plenty of naturally abundant resources with options that could lead to a more sustainable future. LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) is a cleaner choice. It will be a crucial part of Australia’s energy mix for many years […]
Energy Networks Australia (ENA) and the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) have published the Gas Vision 2050 update, which identified key actions to transition Australia’s gas networks to net zero emissions in line with global and national targets. ENA Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Dillon, said the best way to achieve net-zero was to repurpose existing gas pipelines and networks […]
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has released its 2022 Gas Statement of Opportunities (GSOO) report which forecasts that existing, committed and anticipated gas supply will meet declining gas consumption until 2033. The 2022 GSOO is based on the ‘step change’ scenario developed with stakeholders for the Draft 2022 Integrated System Plan (ISP) and drafted using supply information from gas […]
Australia’s first renewable hydrogen refuelling network will be built through Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, along the country’s busiest freight route. The Victorian Government will invest $10 million to build at least four renewable hydrogen refuelling stations between Sydney and Melbourne, in a step towards decarbonising the trucking industry and meeting Victoria’s target to halve emissions by 2030. The […]
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