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Jan 28, 2021
Key backing for CopperString power project

Key backing for CopperString power project

The $1.7 billion CopperString 2.0 project has secured a $17 million financing agreement with Townsville refinery operator Korea Zinc. Deputy Premier Steven Miles and Queensland Energy Minister Mick de Brenni announced the deal in Townsville today. It comes one week after the Federal Government pledged up to $11 million to help progress the major transmission… ...

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Jan 27, 2021
Sumitomo gets ball rolling on CQ hydrogen plant

Sumitomo gets ball rolling on CQ hydrogen plant

Sumitomo and JGC Holdings have signed a Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract for a hydrogen project planned in Gladstone. Sumitomo said the initial plant was expected to produce 250-300 tonnes of hydrogen annually, with plans to scale up production. Announcing the FEED contract, the company highlighted Gladstone’s credentials as a location for hydrogen… ...

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Jan 26, 2021
Pilot well program kicks off at Range gas project

Pilot well program kicks off at Range gas project

Central Petroleum has contracted Silver City Drilling to drill three appraisal pilot wells at the Range gas project, south of Wandoan in the Surat Basin. These wells represent the next appraisal stage after a four-well exploration program in 2019 successfully identified a high-quality 2C contingent gas resource of 270 PJ in the proven Walloons CSG… ...

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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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