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24/11/2014

Regional QLD growing through gas investment

Queensland’s regional communities are experiencing an economic revitalisation, barely five years after energy companies set out to build an LNG export industry. More than 4700 land access agreements have been signed by Queensland farmers and gas companies and compensation arrangements are providing farmers with additional income.   Mayor of the Maranoa…

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24/11/2014

Commitment to NSW gas positive; now time for action

Australia’s oil and gas industry welcomes the NSW Government’s recognition that the state is facing an avoidable energy security problem and that policy must change to encourage supply. The Government’s firm commitment to the further development of indigenous gas resources contains several measures aimed at addressing looming supply problems. However, this…

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24/11/2014

The big picture: Cleaner natural gas reducing greenhouse emissions

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) recognition of natural gas as a growing part of the global energy mix – and a key pillar for stabilising global energy markets, reducing CO2 emissions, and improving quality of life – should reinvigorate efforts to grow the industry in Australia and capitalize on the enormous…

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24/11/2014

Your questions answered

What is natural gas? Gas is a reliable, cleaner-burning fuel. It is flexible and plentiful and underpins growing domestic and export production sectors. Natural gas is also known as methane. It is found in several different types of rocks, including sandstone, coal seams and shales. How is it formed? Gas is…

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29/10/2014

US shale boom driving jobs and economic growth

Latest research and figures show that that the unconventional gas boom in the United States is driving a recovery in jobs and economic growth. Ground zero for the US “shale revolution” has been in states such as North Dakota, which now boasts the lowest unemployment level among all 50 states –…

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29/10/2014

Victoria not among states tipped for strong economic growth

If ever there was an example of what natural gas projects mean to state and territory economies it came in the form of economic growth estimates released by Deloitte Access Economics this week. In Queensland, for example, $65 billion worth of natural gas mega-projects are behind an anticipated economic boost as…

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29/10/2014

Victorian government releases exploration permit map

The Victorian Government has launched a new online map, aimed at improving knowledge and transparency about the location of mining and exploration permits across Victoria. The “Mining licences near me” online tool gives viewers the opportunity to see petroleum and mineral tenements at both the application and approved stages, including…

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29/10/2014

Gas at the crossroads

A new report called “Gas at the crossroads: Australia’s hard choice” from independent policy think tank, The Grattan Institute, shows Victorian gas bills are rising and more gas development is needed to put downward pressure on prices. Grattan’s Energy Program Director, Tony Wood said recently: “Huge changes in Australia’s gas market…

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16/10/2014

Opinion piece: Fossil fuels crucial to our way of life

By APPEA Chief Executive David Byers Far from quitting a dying industry, the Australian National University (ANU) will find that fossil fuels will keep their place. Helping to improve them would make more sense. Thirty years ago, today’s chancellor of the ANU brought an end to his career as federal attorney…

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16/10/2014

CSIRO survey finds wellbeing is “robust” in Queenland rural communities

An investigation into the social impacts of natural gas projects in Queensland has found the wellbeing of nearby communities to be robust and higher than many other regions across the state. The report is part of a three year project of the CSIRO, which looks at how gas activities impact on…

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