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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…

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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…

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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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New Board elected

Fri, 20 October 2017

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association has a new President and office-bearers following its Annual General Meeting which was held in Cairns. At the 2017 AGM held on Tuesday 17 October, APGA members resolved to re-appoint to the Board the four retiring Directors: Anthony Cribb, Donna McDowall, Dave Maloney and John Stuart-Robertson. At its initial meeting, the Board elected Dave…

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APGA cautiously welcomes National Energy Guarantee

Tue, 17 October 2017

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association has welcomed today’s announcement of the National Energy Guarantee as a step forward. APGA Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said that while little detail was available, the policy proposal appeared to create a level playing field through balancing reliability of electricity supply with the requirement to lower carbon emissions. “The policy outlined by the…

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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. Lessons learned from mega projects The development of the export liquefied natural gas industry in…

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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 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 won…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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