Pipeline Industry News


2017 Convention news from the papers

Mon, 16 October 2017

APGA’s 2017 Annual Convention and Exhibition is on at the Cairns Convention Centre until 17 October. keep up-to-date with information from the papers presented at the Convention here. Please note, the views expressed in the papers presented at the convention are those of the authors. Tiny movements can have large consequences New Zealand’s largest capacity high-pressure gas transmission pipeline failed…


APGA Annual Awards announced

Mon, 16 October 2017

Every year, APGA presents awards to individuals and companies in recognition of their services to the nation’s pipeline industry. The winners of the five annual awards for 2017 were announced at the APGA Annual Convention. Ashley Kellett, a strong advocate for the industry and a pipeliner with more than 40 years’ experience in many aspects of the transmission industry has…


Queensland model could provide much-needed certainty

Mon, 16 October 2017

APGA President Shaun Reardon has urged State and Territory government to adopt Queensland’s Gas Fields Commission model to enable gas exploration and production to take place within an appropriately regulated framework. Speaking at the 2017 APGA Annual Convention and Exhibition, Dr Reardon said the pipeline and gas industries continued to be plagued by uncertainty due to the lack of a…


Gas should have an expanding role in future energy mix

Sun, 15 October 2017

The attributes of gas mean it should have an expanding role as in Australia’s future energy mix, and energy policy should not be swayed by the short-term price challenges facing Australia’s great natural advantage, APGA Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said today. The current focus on the cost of gas means we risk forgetting the crucial role gas plays in…


Pipeliners convene in Cairns

Sat, 14 October 2017

Pipeliners from around the nation and from overseas are converging on Cairns today to attend the four-day Australian Pipelines and Gas Association’s 2017 Annual Convention and Exhibition. With the energy policy debate the hot topic around the nation, examination of issues related to the safe transportation of natural gas from fields in rural and remote areas to Australia’s city gates…


New revision of Code of Environmental Practice available

Wed, 11 October 2017

APGA has published the latest revision of the APGA Code of Environmental Practice for Onshore Pipelines. This is the fourth revision of the APGA Code of Environmental Practice which was first published in a limited format in 1998. The APGA Code of Environmental Practice 2017 provides industry accepted guidance on environmental management through the planning and asset acquisition, construction, operational…


Nation’s energy needs must be considered holistically

Mon, 09 October 2017

APGA today called on energy policy-makers and stakeholders to break-down the silos when considering our energy needs. APGA Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said Australia’s future energy requirements could not be met by one form of energy alone, no matter how it was generated. “In the future, as it is now, we will require a mix of energy to meet…


Long-term gas market needs must now be the priority

Tue, 26 September 2017

APGA reminds governments that the hard yards of developing a long-term, holistic national energy policy must still be run to ensure future energy security. APGA Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said it was tragic that, despite warnings on the looming gas supply shortage over many years, the nation had to reach the brink of a crisis to force action. “The…


New Chief Executive appointed

Mon, 11 September 2017

Australian Pipelines and Gas Association President Shaun Reardon is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Davies to the role of Chief Executive of the association. After spending the previous nine years with the association in various policy roles, most recently as National Policy Manager, Mr Davies has a profound understanding of the many issues affecting pipeline operations and gas…


Time to focus on the tough issues in energy policy

Thu, 03 August 2017

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association today called for the end to ad hoc decision-making in the energy sector following the introduction of new regulatory measures without appropriate consultation and scrutiny. APGA Chief Executive Peter Greenwood said the new measures, which came into effect on 1 August but which were not even made available until the afternoon of that day,…

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