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Nov 12, 2019
Bowen Basin gas deal for NQ battery chemicals plant

Bowen Basin gas deal for NQ battery chemicals plant

A planned $415 million battery chemicals plant in Townsville will be powered by gas from the Bowen Basin under an agreement announced today. Blue Energy has signed a non-binding MOU with Queensland Pacific Metals, the proponents of the Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) project. The news comes one month after Blue Energy signed an MOU… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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Nov 07, 2019
Funding setback for NQ pumped storage hydro project

Funding setback for NQ pumped storage hydro project

A setback for Genex Power has sparked fears over the future of the NAIF loan approved for the $700 million Kidston pumped storage hydro project. Labor Senator for Queensland Murray Watt said the renewable energy project’s $610 million Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility loan – the largest ticked off under NAIF so far – was now… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Oct 28, 2019
Townsville forum promotes Queensland’s hydrogen  future

Townsville forum promotes Queensland’s hydrogen future

An industry forum in Townsville next month will explore the billion-dollar opportunities for hydrogen production and projects in Queensland’s future. Businesses and decision-makers from around regional Queensland are due to connect with energy leaders, experts and academics at the State Government’s first regional Hydrogen Industry Forum. It comes after a North Queensland visit last month… ...

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Oct 14, 2019
Santos in $2b northern gas assets deal

Santos in $2b northern gas assets deal

Gas and oil giant Santos will pay more than $2 billion to acquire ConocoPhillips’ northern Australia business. The package includes operating interests in Darwin LNG, Bayu-Undan, Barossa and Poseidon for $US1.39 billion ($AU2 billion). There is also a $US75 million ($AU111 million) contingent payment subject to a final investment decision on Barossa – a gas… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Oct 13, 2019
Green light for $350m CQ wind farm

Green light for $350m CQ wind farm

A new $350 million wind farm has won State approval, 20km west of Biloela in Central Queensland. The State Government says Lacour Energy’s Banana Range project will create up to 150 construction jobs. Planning Minister Cameron Dick said the new wind farm would boost the total capacity of wind generation approved by the Queensland Government… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Oct 11, 2019
Priority projects need push from the Commonwealth

Priority projects need push from the Commonwealth

MITEZ is lobbying for ‘a bigger push from the Commonwealth’ for a range of advanced North West Queensland projects to become a reality. MITEZ (Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone) chief executive officer Glen Graham was among those addressing hearings in Townsville and Mount Isa this week of the Senate Select Committee inquiry into the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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Oct 10, 2019
CopperString boss highlights hurdles to investment

CopperString boss highlights hurdles to investment

Barriers still exist to game-changing infrastructure investment in Northern Queensland compared to southern regions, a major project proponent says.  CopperString 2.0 director Joseph O’Brien is among those providing evidence to the Senate Select Committee into the effectiveness of the Australian Government’s Northern Australia agenda. The committee is holding public hearings in Townsville and Moun...

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Oct 08, 2019
Blue Energy gears up to power Townsville industry

Blue Energy gears up to power Townsville industry

Bowen Basin gas developer Blue Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for it to bring gas to North Queensland industry. The MOU is with North Queensland Gas Pipeline owner Palisade Investment Partners, whose 391km pipeline system takes gas from the Moranbah Gas Project to Townsville. The agreement will see both… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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Oct 02, 2019
Stanwell shipshape after major overhaul

Stanwell shipshape after major overhaul

A $53 million shutdown project is drawing to a close at the Stanwell Power Station outside Rockhampton. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham visited the site as one of the station’s four 365MW generation units was being recommissioned after an overhaul. “Stanwell is part of Queensland’s fleet of efficient, reliable coal-fired power stations, and maintenance programs… This content is for iQ Ind...

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