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Unilateral action increases uncertainty in energy markets

Wed, 21 June 2017

The Federal Government’s announcement that it will abolish a key mechanism for ensuring that judgments made by regulators are held up to independent scrutiny is a grave concern, the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association said today. Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull yesterday announced that his government would abolish the limited merits review which is the mechanism that enables judgments made by…

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Finkel report deserves deep consideration

Fri, 09 June 2017

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association today welcomed the report from Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel and called for the blueprint to be given the deep and careful consideration it deserved. APGA Chief executive Peter Greenwood said the report, Blueprint for the Future: Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market, highlights the key role that…

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

Victoria’s gas policy seriously flawed

Wed, 07 June 2017

The Victorian Government’s push today for a temporary cap on gas exports and announcement that it wants to explore the possibility of building an LNG import facility demonstrate there is something seriously wrong with energy policy in that State, APGA Chief Executive Peter Greenwood said today. The Federal Government is already in the process of implementing a mechanism to restrict…

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CSG code of practice now available

Fri, 26 May 2017

A code of practice outlining the safety standards for design, installation and operation of polyethylene piping in the coal seam gas industry has today been made freely available. The APGA Code of Practice for Upstream PE Gathering Networks in the CSG Industry is a unique contribution to the safe performance of the gathering systems used in the coal seam gas…

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Budget gas measures welcome

Wed, 10 May 2017

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association welcomes the measures announced in the 2017 Federal Budget to address gas supply and affordability. APGA Chief Executive Peter Greenwood said the Budget set out measure totalling $86.3 million over four years from 2017–18 to increase gas production and support affordable electricity prices for households and industry. “These measures recognise the critical need to…

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Increasing gas supply is the only real solution

Thu, 27 April 2017

APGA welcomes today’s announcement that the Federal Government will act to remove State and Territory restrictions on gas availability, but warned that further solutions will be required to ensure long-term supply. Chief Executive Peter Greenwood said the gas export controls to ensure adequate domestic supply announced today by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull must be restricted to the short term only….

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Time to focus on hard issues in gas supply

Fri, 21 April 2017

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association today called for an end to the mud-slinging and myth-peddling that is distracting policy-makers from finding a resolution to the very real problem confronting the nation of a likely shortage of affordable gas in the future. An article in today’s Australian Financial Review adds to the confusion surrounding this important debate by repeating discredited…

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Pipeline industry supports peak gas supply guarantee

Wed, 29 March 2017

The pipeline industry has today agreed to support the peak energy demand gas supply guarantee to ensure gas is able to flow to where it is needed, when it is needed, APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said. Pipeline representatives met Federal Cabinet’s Energy Policy Committee to assist the government to ensure electricity generators have the gas they have been guaranteed…

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New Chief Executive appointed

Fri, 24 March 2017

Australian Pipelines and Gas Association President Shaun Reardon is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Greenwood to the role of Chief Executive of the association. Mr Greenwood has an extensive career in policy and government relations. “His most recent role is as the Canberra Director of GRA Cosway providing advisory and advocacy services to assist clients in their dealings…

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Gas Vision 2050 launched

Thu, 23 March 2017

Australia’s gas industry has launched a vision that shows gas will play a key part in our energy mix until 2050. Gas Vision 2050 was developed by Australia’s peak gas industry bodies and demonstrates how gas can continue to provide Australians with reliable and affordable energy in a low-carbon energy future. The vision shows how three transformational technologies – biogas,…

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