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Jan 26, 2021
Manufacturing plan calls for action on energy

Manufacturing plan calls for action on energy

Building modern coal-fired power stations and funding exploration to help unlock oil reserves are among the recommendations in a plan released by National Party MPs to boost Australian manufacturing. The National Party’s Backbench Policy Committee released the Manufacturing 2035 document, featuring a nine-point plan with the goal to double the employment in Australian manufacturing. It… ...

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Jan 25, 2021
Epuron advances scaled-down Lotus Creek project

Epuron advances scaled-down Lotus Creek project

A wind farm project on the Nebo-Connors Range, about 175km north-west of Rockhampton, is tipped to create 250-350 jobs at peak construction. Epuron proposes to start building the Lotus Creek Wind Farm as early as next year, subject to approvals and commercial considerations. The timeline was included in documents submitted to the Department of Agriculture,… ...

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Jan 22, 2021
Senex on fast track to further gas growth

Senex on fast track to further gas growth

Front end engineering design work has begun for the potential further expansion of Senex Energy’s Roma North and Atlas projects to a rate of 48 TJ/day. Production across Senex Energy’s existing Surat Gas assets has reached reached 50 TJ/day, or more than 18 PJ/year. In the company’s latest quarterly report, Senex said its Atlas project… ...

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Jan 21, 2021
PM seals domestic gas pact with LNG big guns

PM seals domestic gas pact with LNG big guns

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a two-year deal with Gladstone-based LNG exporters to help reduce domestic energy prices. He said the new Heads of Agreement with Australia Pacific LNG, Queensland Curtis LNG and Gladstone LNG would ensure more gas was offered to the domestic market, more often, and on more competitive terms. “As part… ...

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Jan 20, 2021
Generators to fight major energy price class action

Generators to fight major energy price class action

Queensland generators Stanwell and CS Energy say they will fight a class action being filed in the Federal Court of Australia by law firm Piper Alderman. The QLD Energy Class Action is a legal claim being brought against the two Queensland state-owned electricity generators on behalf of more than 40,000 electricity customers. It alleges that… ...

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Jan 20, 2021
Joint venture unveils hydrogen hub plans for CQ

Joint venture unveils hydrogen hub plans for CQ

Mackay and Gladstone have been earmarked for hydrogen manufacturing and distribution hubs under a new joint venture company. Pure Hydrogen Corporation and Liberty Hydrogen have signed a binding term sheet to establish a company to be incorporated in the United States of America – Pure Hydrogen International. The new venture plans to develop four hydrogen… ...

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Jan 19, 2021
Arrow meets resistance on Surat Gas Project plans

Arrow meets resistance on Surat Gas Project plans

A bid to install additional gas wells near the former Linc Energy site as part of the $10 billion Surat Gas Project has drawn outcry from the Lock the Gate Alliance. Arrow Energy gave the green light in 2020 for the first phase of the CSG project, which is expected to create 200 construction jobs… ...

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Jan 18, 2021
LNG export revenue takes $12.6b hit

LNG export revenue takes $12.6b hit

Australia’s LNG export revenue dropped to $36.1 billion last year, down from $48.7 billion in 2019, despite increased volumes, according to estimates from EnergyQuest. Export income had been severely impacted by the lower oil prices seen through much of the year since April, together with low spot prices, the energy advisory firm said. Its latest… ...

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Jan 18, 2021
Biddle to lead march on Alpha torbanite project

Biddle to lead march on Alpha torbanite project

Greenvale Mining has appointed experienced Australian mining executive Neil Biddle as managing director, tasked with overseeing plans to fast-track development of Alpha project in Central Queensland. The company describes Alpha as the only remaining deposit of torbanite – a mineral that contains up to 650 litres of hydrocarbons per tonne – in Australia. The project… ...

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