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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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16/10/2014

Qld farmers benefiting from natural gas investment

Treated water – a cheap and clean by-product of CSG production – is helping farmers boost agricultural production in South West Queensland. Ashley Geldard, a farmer of Queensland’s Western Downs region, told the Australian newspaper earlier this month that treated water available for his family farm “Cullingral” is like a miracle.…

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16/10/2014

NSW Chief Scientist endorses balanced approach to natural gas

The report released recently by the NSW Chief Scientist should give the green light to the responsible development of the state’s natural gas resources. The report states that the technical challenges and risks posed by the industry can be safely managed and notes the high standards of engineering and professionalism in…

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16/10/2014

Vic gas moratorium is robbing farmers, says Minister

Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane says Victoria’s moratorium on gas exploration is robbing farmers and regional communities of economic prosperity. Victoria has banned exploration approvals until July 2015. However, following release of the Federal government's Energy Green Paper, Mr Macfarlane, has said that it is time for Victoria to make “responsible…

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26/09/2014

Open mind needed for Victorian gas

President of the National Farmer Federation (NFF) Brent Finlay has said that rural communities should be open-minded about coal-seam gas and its potential benefits. Mr Finlay told the Weekly Times that Queensland’s Surat Basin was now “one of the most dynamic areas” in regional Australia ­ following development of the state’s…

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26/09/2014

Changes afoot for Eastern Australia’s gas market

It’s unlikely to be an event noticed by Victorian residents. But sometime between now and Christmas, a ship will leave Gladstone Harbour in central Queensland, with a cargo that will have a profound effect on eastern Australia’s gas market. The cargo will be liquefied natural gas (LNG) – about 140,000 cubic…

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26/09/2014

Green paper recognises importance of natural gas

The National Energy Green Paper highlights some of the reforms needed to enhance Australia’s international competitiveness and improve the oil and gas industry’s ability to supply both domestic and export markets. An improved energy policy framework, including a reform of Australia’s labour markets, would remove unnecessary barriers to continued investment in…

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26/09/2014

Top environmental regulator: gas is key to low-carbon economy

According to the Obama administration’s top environmental regulator, one of the most effective ways of lowering greenhouse gas emissions is investing in natural gas. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Gina McCarthy, is currently encouraging US energy producers to invest in infrastructure that would increase the consumption and transport of natural gas. “This…

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26/09/2014

Wetlands, cows and gas wells

Swamps, cows and gas wells have one thing in common – they all produce methane. Methane is a greenhouse gas with 21 times the greenhouse effect of carbon dioxide. So it is important to understand how much each of these sources produces and the relative comparisons. Global methane sources generate around…

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