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Jan 15, 2021
Kidston site prepped for project launch

Kidston site prepped for project launch

Contractors are at work on the Kidston hydroelectric power site, with preparations including upgrading the airstrip to support regular flights from Townsville and boosting camp accommodation to cater for hundreds of workers. Genex Power initiated the early works program for the Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project, based at the former Kidston gold mine, after announcing last… ...

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Jan 14, 2021
CopperString plan aired for public scrutiny

CopperString plan aired for public scrutiny

The draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the $1.7 billion CopperString 2.0 project is open for public submissions until February 12. The high-voltage 1100km transmission line planned by CuString is expected to support more than 750 jobs during construction and will help further open up the North West Minerals Province. The Coordinator-General will consider all submissions as… ...

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Jan 12, 2021
Qld hydrogen proponent in refuelling network deal

Qld hydrogen proponent in refuelling network deal

Pure Hydrogen Corporation and HYZON Motors have agreed to collaborate on the development of a network of hydrogen refuelling points in Australia. Pure Hydrogen Corporation, a Real Energy subsidiary, was established in 2020 to undertake a detailed scoping study to assess the commercial viability of building, owning and operating a hydrogen fuel plant in Queensland…. ...

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Jan 08, 2021
Union backs coal-fired power plants against early closure

Union backs coal-fired power plants against early closure

The miners union says the early closure of Queensland power plants presents a real threat to the coal industry. In Queensland, there are eight 30MW-plus coal fired power plants feeding the National Electricity Market (NEM) including Callide B and C, Gladstone, Kogan Creek, Millmerran, Stanwell, Tarong and Tarong North.  Another 18 are solar generated and… ...

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Dec 21, 2020
Gas guide aimed to help steer development

Gas guide aimed to help steer development

A guide on Queensland landholders’ rights and obligations on gas development has received a major update. The GasFields Commission Queensland’s Gas Guide 2.0 pulls together all the information landholders need to know about gas development into one document, said Resources Minister Scott Stewart. “The Gas Guide 2.0 is designed to give landholders the information they… ...

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Dec 17, 2020
Beetaloo boost in gas-fired recovery plan

Beetaloo boost in gas-fired recovery plan

The Federal Government is providing a $50 million leg-up to accelerate gas exploration and development in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo sub-basin. Resources Minister Keith Pitt said the government’s approach would speed up exploration and production in the Beetaloo by around two years. “The government will provide up to $50 million for exploration that occurs before 30 June… ...

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Dec 12, 2020
Bowen Basin pipeline study kicks off

Bowen Basin pipeline study kicks off

Work is underway on a $5 million study to investigate the best options for connecting gas reserves in the Bowen Basin to domestic customers and the export market. If the proposal stacks up, Resources Minister Scott Stewart said there would be potentially 1000 construction jobs available and countless opportunities in gas production and other industries… ...

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Dec 03, 2020
Long-term sale deal for Moranbah coal seam gas

Long-term sale deal for Moranbah coal seam gas

Blue Energy has secured a deal to to supply EnergyAustralia with 100 PJ of gas at Wallumbilla over 10 years from the Northern Bowen Basin. That foundation volume helps underpin plans for a gas pipelinefrom the Bowen Basin into the Wallumbilla hub and for the development of Blue’s coal seam gas tenements in the Moranbah… ...

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Nov 30, 2020
Backing to fast-track Kidston wind farm feasibility work

Backing to fast-track Kidston wind farm feasibility work

Japanese public utility J-Power has signed up to help fund and develop Genex Power’s proposed Kidston Stage-3 wind project. The wind farm would be part of the $1 billion Kidston Clean Energy Hub, along with an existing solar farm and the cornerstone Kidston pumped storage hydro project, which Genex says is nearing financial close. J-Power… ...

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