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Mar 26, 2020
Plans for $1.96b Queensland wind farm complex

Plans for $1.96b Queensland wind farm complex

ACCIONA has announced plans to build a $1.96 billion Queensland wind farm, the MacIntyre complex, with a total capacity of 1026MW. The bulk of the investment will take place between 2022 and 2023, the company says, with up to 400 jobs created over the life of the project. The complex will consist of 180 Nordex… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner&...

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Mar 25, 2020
State opens the way for more gas development

State opens the way for more gas development

Pure Energy Resources/Strata X and Santos Ventures have been given the green light to explore and develop gas on 164sq km of highly prospective land in south-west Queensland. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said Pure Energy/Strata X’s Venus project would explore a 153q km block west of Miles and Santos would explore two blocks totalling… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal,...

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Mar 20, 2020
Updated LNG supply chain guide from ICN

Updated LNG supply chain guide from ICN

Businesses interested in supplying to Australian LNG facilities have a new tool thanks to a guide launched at the Australasian Oil and Gas conference in Perth this month. Industry Capability Network’s “Operations, Maintenance and Facilities Management of Australian LNG Facilities” is a comprehensive list of companies that may outsource work for LNG opportunities. Operators of… This co...

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Mar 20, 2020
Renewable projects hit by ‘system strength’ constraints

Renewable projects hit by ‘system strength’ constraints

Two North Queensland solar farms and a wind farm face major output constraints due to “system strength” issues. The Australian Energy Market Operator flagged the problem affecting Mount Emerald Wind Farm, Haughton Solar Farm and Sun Metals Solar Farm in a market notice yesterday. “AEMO and Powerlink are continuing to investigate system strength requirements in… This content is for iQ ...

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Mar 19, 2020
Virus presents challenges for junior miners

Virus presents challenges for junior miners

Junior miners chasing greenfield discoveries continued to both struggle for funding and brace for the impact of coronavirus on equity markets, according to Mitchell Services CEO, Andrew Elf. Mitchell Services generates approximately 90 per cent of revenue from drilling for Tier 1 producers with long life, low-cost mines who are focused on resource definition, development… This content is fo...

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Mar 19, 2020
Big miners band together in green hydrogen scheme

Big miners band together in green hydrogen scheme

Anglo American, BHP, Fortescue and Hatch are looking to advance emissions-busting technology through a new Green Hydrogen Consortium. The consortium aims to identify opportunities to develop green hydrogen technologies for the resources sector and other heavy industries, and provide a mechanism for suppliers and operators to contribute to and engage with these development activities. Proposed̷...

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Mar 17, 2020
Victoria lifts moratorium on conventional gas

Victoria lifts moratorium on conventional gas

The Victorian Government has lifted the State’s moratorium on onshore conventional gas exploration and development. Federal Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt welcomed the decision, describing it as overdue. “This is an important step forward for an industry that has the potential to be a major economic contributor to Victoria and Australia… This content i...

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Mar 16, 2020
Coronavirus disruptions to hit Gladstone LNG trade

Coronavirus disruptions to hit Gladstone LNG trade

Australian LNG is starting to experience a ‘double-whammy’ of lower volumes and lower prices as the impact of coronavirus hits, according to advisory firm EnergyQuest. It says the disruption to trade with China and Japan, while not yet substantial, is most pronounced in shipments from Gladstone. In total Australian projects delivered 29 cargoes to China… This content is for iQ I...

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Mar 11, 2020
ARENA backs CQ hydrogen proposal with $1.25m grant

ARENA backs CQ hydrogen proposal with $1.25m grant

Work to assess the feasibility of a renewable hydrogen demonstration plant co-located near Stanwell Power Station is receiving $1.25 million Federal support. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced the funding today for the Central Queensland project. Power station owner Stanwell Corporation has a $5 million study under way to investigate the technical and economic… This co...

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