Energy

Sep 22, 2020
Senex seals gas sales deal with Gladstone plant

Senex seals gas sales deal with Gladstone plant

Senex Energy has announced a deal to supply up to 2.5 petajoules (PJ) of natural gas to the Northern Oil Refinery near Gladstone. It follows hot on the heels of yesterday’s news that the major Queensland gas player plans to lift natural gas production from its Atlas project in the Surat Basin by 50 per cent – with Senex expecting to create more than 100 jobs through that developmen...

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Sep 22, 2020
Genex secures site for Rocky battery storage project

Genex secures site for Rocky battery storage project

Genex Power has secured land adjacent to Powerlink’s Bouldercombe substation near Rockhampton for its large-scale battery storage project. The energy company said it intended to fast-track the development and would seek to have the project operational in the first half of 2022. Genex has also selected its preferred battery supplier following a competitive tender process, but did not n...

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Sep 21, 2020
Comet Ridge adds two more blocks to Mahalo expanse

Comet Ridge adds two more blocks to Mahalo expanse

Comet Ridge has been selected by the Queensland Government as preferred tenderer for two additional gas blocks in the Mahalo Gas Hub, west of Gladstone. Comet Ridge managing director Tor McCaul said the group was very excited to be awarded preferred tenderer status on the well-positioned blocks, significantly increasing the company’s footprint in the area. He said these new blocks, along ...

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Sep 21, 2020
Tender win enhances Senex gas developments

Tender win enhances Senex gas developments

Senex Energy has been awarded preferred tenderer status forkey natural gas blocks in the Surat and Bowen basins. The release is part of the Queensland Government’s domesticgas acreage tender process and includes includes additional acreage immediately adjacent to Senex’s Atlas development. Senex says the new Atlas acreage will enable rapid expansion of natural gas production to about 18...

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Sep 16, 2020
Blue Energy fired up over federal gas focus

Blue Energy fired up over federal gas focus

Queensland gas developer Blue Energy says it is delighted at the Federal Government prioritising supplies from the North Bowen and Galilee basins, along with the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory. The focus was part of a major gas plan announced yesterday to help underpin the nation’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery through the provision of reliable long-term gas supplies. Bl...

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Sep 10, 2020
Powerful tool for workplace safety

Powerful tool for workplace safety

The man behind the ‘Look Up and Live’ app is using Electrical Safety Week to remind machinery operators of the dangers of overhead lines. Ergon principal community safety specialist Glen ‘Cookie’ Cook was named Health and Safety Professional of the Year at the 2020 Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards in recognition of his passionate approach to a lifesaving cause. ...

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Sep 09, 2020
Thermal blocks may help convert coal-fired plants

Thermal blocks may help convert coal-fired plants

A new type of thermal storage material, housed in blocks, could see coal-fired power stations converted to run entirely fossil-fuel free, according to the University of Newcastle. Patented by the university, the Miscibility Gaps Alloy (MGA) blocks are capable of receiving energy generated by renewables and storing it as thermal energy. Work is underway to enable the blocks to be retrof...

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Sep 03, 2020
Emerald coal mine in biomass trials

Emerald coal mine in biomass trials

The Ensham coal mine near Emerald may host a ‘biomass hub’ under a renewable energy initiative by owner Idemitsu Australia Resources. Idemitsu Renewable Developments Australia (IRDA) is investing $200,000 in a trial to assess the viability of producing a fully renewable biomass product that could be used with coal to reduce carbon emissions from power stations. The trial will id...

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Sep 02, 2020
Coal company signs up for renewable power supply

Coal company signs up for renewable power supply

BHP has signed a deal that will see it meet half of the electricity needs across its Queensland coal mines from low-emissions sources, including solar and wind. The company says the renewable power purchasing agreement will help it halve emissions from electricity use in its Queensland operations by 2025, based on FY2020 levels. The agreement, with state-owned clean energy generator and re...

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