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Victorian Government lacks vision on natural gas

Tue, 30 August 2016

The Victorian Government’s decision to permanently ban development of its valuable gas reserves has undermined its own authority as a participant in East Coast gas market reform, APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said today. “Victoria has walked away from investment in State development – from infrastructure and now from energy,” Ms Cartwright said in response to the State Government’s decision…

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Energy Ministers have priorities wrong

Fri, 19 August 2016

Energy Ministers meeting today in Canberra have indicated they are either unwilling or unable to grapple with the real issues of Australia’s gas markets, APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said. The Council of Australian Government Energy Council’s decision to prioritise pipeline regulation above all other aspects of the gas market is very disappointing, Ms Cartwright said. “The meeting communique noted…

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Energy Ministers must address the real problems in energy policy

Thu, 18 August 2016

Energy Ministers meeting in Canberra tomorrow must take an intelligent approach to a complex energy market and avoid over-reacting to short-term energy challenges being experienced in South Australia, APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said today. Federal, State and Territory Energy Ministers will decide on energy policy to address high power costs, and to meet Australia’s commitment to carbon emission reduction….

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Secure Australia’s energy future and cut emissions with natural gas

Thu, 11 August 2016

Australia could secure its energy future while meeting its international obligations to cut carbon emissions by encouraging the development of the nation’s gas reserves. Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said modelling in the 2016 NEM Electricity Statement of Opportunities issued today by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) indicates that new electricity generation will be required…

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AEMC approach to gas markets more sensible than ACCC

Thu, 28 July 2016

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association welcomes the Australian Energy Market Commission’s East Coast Wholesale Gas Market and Pipelines Frameworks Review (Stage 2) final report. “Recommendations in the report generally outline a sensible approach to improving the market, which contrasts with the ACCC’s recommendations to increase regulation,” APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said today “In fact, gas transportation companies have…

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APGA welcomes new Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy

Mon, 25 July 2016

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association welcomes the appointment of the Hon Mark Butler as the new Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy and the Hon Pat Conroy as the Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change. “Inclusion of energy and climate change in the same portfolio makes sense and will help to highlight the importance of natural gas as…

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Natural gas can address Australia’s carbon emissions and power challenges

Mon, 25 July 2016

South Australia’s power challenges are a stark reminder that appropriate policies are required to ensure sufficient electricity supply while reducing carbon emissions, Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said today. While electricity generation from renewables is making up an increasing share of electricity generation across the nation, it is crucial for policy makers to have a holistic…

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APGA congratulates new Minister for Environment and Energy

Mon, 18 July 2016

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement that Energy will become part of the Environment portfolio. “This is a welcome move and we are also pleased that Minister Josh Frydenberg will take on this responsibility as it provides continuity for the energy – and gas – sector,” APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said today….

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ABS figures show gas is the real fuel of our national economy

Sun, 17 July 2016

Gas provides more energy than any other source to Australian industry and at just one fifth of the cost of the other major sources. Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics publication Energy Use, Electricity Generation and Environmental Management Australia 2014-15 (cat no. 4660.0) demonstrated that gas is an essential…

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Natural gas backed by G20 energy ministers

Tue, 05 July 2016

The first G20 Natural Gas Day has highlighted the critical role of natural gas in the transition to renewable energy. APGA Chief Executive International Gas Union (IGU) Executive Committee Member Cheryl Cartwright congratulated the IGU on its increased engagement in the international energy community. “The G20 Natural Gas Day, held in Beijing as part of the G20 Energy Ministerial Meetings,…

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