Pipeline Industry News


APGA Annual Awards nominations open

Thu, 24 May 2018

Nominations are now open for the 2018 APGA annual awards. The awards include the Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Pipeline Industry Award for Individuals, the Young Achievement Award for eligible under-35 employees, and the Jeff Shepherd Construction Excellence Award which recognises excellence in the construction industry and is open to both Members and former Members. The APGA Safety Award and…


Northern Territory congratulated on lifting moratorium

Tue, 17 April 2018

The Northern Territory government has made an excellent policy decision to lift the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, APGA Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said today. Chief Minister Michael Gunner announced his government had accepted all 135 recommendations of the final report of the Independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory. “The NT government has undertaken a thorough,…


New research centre to fuel the future

Thu, 12 April 2018

APGA has joined with other partners and Australia’s leading universities to establish a $90 million research centre to help drive the nation into a new energy future. The Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre announced today by Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja will undertake research to enable the gas industry to provide a competitive, zero-carbon energy alternative…


NT government should adopt recommendations of its inquiry

Wed, 28 March 2018

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association welcomes the release of the final report of the Independent Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory. The inquiry has undertaken an exhaustive process of consultation and examination of the evidence and concluded that the challenges and risks associated with any onshore shale gas industry in the Northern Territory can be appropriately…


Pipelines delivering for gas customers

Tue, 27 February 2018

New information confirms that gas plays a very significant role in Australia’s energy mix and that it is set to continue to be a source of lower-emissions power into the future, APGA Chief Executive Steve Davies said today. Speaking ahead of the Australian Domestic Gas Outlook 2018 conference to be held in Sydney this week, Mr Davies said the number…


New transparency measures to drive improved gas market outcomes

Thu, 01 February 2018

Gas transmission pipeline and network companies will from today publish new information on services and pricing to assist commercial negotiations with customers. In Western Australia, the new information will be published from June 2018. The additional information is a key change developed over the past 12 months aimed at improving transparency and liquidity in Australia’s gas markets. It was developed…


Green gas key to Australia’s energy future

Tue, 19 December 2017

Green gas key to Australia’s energy future A new independent report has found that “green” – decarbonised – gas offers some of the lowest cost opportunities to provide Australian energy consumers with affordable, reliable, and carbon-neutral energy. Released yesterday, the Decarbonising Australia’s Gas Distribution Networks report was produced by Deloitte and shows that options such as biogas, hydrogen and carbon…

Staff portrait, Australian Pipelines and Gas Association, Barton, ACT, 26th May, 2017, photo Geoff Comfort 02 6286 1688

ACCC report highlights importance of continued pipeline investment

Wed, 13 December 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s December Interim Report of the 2017-2020 Gas Inquiry highlights the need for increased pipeline investment to enable meaningful new volumes of gas to flow from Queensland to southern markets. “The ACCC’s commentary on gas transportation focuses on contractual congestion, gas swaps and short-term services.” Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies…


CoAG Energy Ministers decide to test pipeline reforms

Fri, 24 November 2017

The CoAG Energy Council’s decision today to test the impact of a raft of recently introduced reforms to gas transmission pipelines demonstrates a welcome return of sound judgment in energy policy. Changes ordered by the CoAG Energy Council are still being developed and implemented, so a foreshadowed second wave of changes before the first round was bedded down could have…


Details needed on National Energy Guarantee

Thu, 23 November 2017

APGA has cautioned the Federal Government against claiming significant savings on energy bills from its proposed National Energy Guarantee until the scheme’s details were worked out. APGA Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said media reports on the NEG modelling suggested that most of the projected cuts in power prices would be due to more renewable energy being added to the…

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