Pipeline Industry News


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…


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…


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,…


Draft AS 2885.4 open for public comment

Fri, 01 July 2016

The draft of AS 2885.4 Submarine Pipelines is now available for public comment. The draft is accessible on the Standards Australia Public Comments site where you can also lodge comments. The public comment period will close on 1 September.


Onshore competency standards open for industry review

Thu, 26 May 2016

The final group of APGA’s Pipeline Engineer Competency Standards is now available for review by members of the industry. The competency standards create a framework to enable understanding, assessment and documentation of competency for pipeline engineers and are developed by panels of industry experts. The review period will close on Friday 24 June 2016. Forty-seven newly detailed or revised  competency…


Policy for emissions reduction must include natural gas

Tue, 17 May 2016

Switching to natural gas would make a significant contribution to reducing Australia’s carbon emissions and the Government and Opposition should include this in tomorrow’s debate at the National Press Club. The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association has called on Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Shadow Environment Minister Mark Butler to outline the valuable role of natural gas in reducing emissions…


Gas industry calls for technology-neutral emissions-reduction policy

Tue, 10 May 2016

Australia’s carbon emissions could be reduced by introducing a technology-neutral emissions- reduction system for electricity generation, Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said today. Ms Cartwright was responding to findings by the South Australian Royal Commission investigating the nuclear fuel cycle. While the Royal Commission found that nuclear power is not yet feasible for Australia, it suggested…


APGA congratulates Gary Gray

Wed, 04 May 2016

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association has congratulated the Hon Gary Gray on his contribution to the resources portfolio during his term as Minister and Shadow Minister. His resignation from Shadow Cabinet was announced today by the Labor Party. “We appreciate Mr Gray’s commitment to the resources industry and his understanding and appreciation of domestic gas issues,” APGA Chief Executive…

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