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Pipeline would present opportunity for NT

Thu, 08 October 2015

The lack of gas development in NSW and Victoria presented an excellent opportunity for the Northern Territory to step in and provide the required natural gas for south east Australia, APGA’s Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said. The NEGI (north east gas interconnector), which would link the NT system with the eastern Australian gas market, would provide a market for NT…


Fatigue management study benefits widen

Thu, 01 October 2015

A major APGA-commissioned study into fatigue on a pipeline construction project has prompted development of a training course which has just been nationally accredited. The aim of the study was to identify the extent of occupational fatigue and, if necessary, to provide recommendations to improve fatigue management and safety. The fatigue study took place over 12 months and was based…


APGA welcomes Resources and Energy Minister

Wed, 23 September 2015

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has welcomed the appointment of the Hon Josh Frydenberg to the position of Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia. APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said the appointment of Mr Frydenberg heralded a new era in the resources and energy sector. “Mr Frydenberg has the economic credentials to take the gas industry, and…

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NT link next step towards national market

Wed, 26 August 2015

APGA has welcomed the strong commercial interest in the development of the proposed North-East Gas Interconnector pipeline linking Northern Territory gas supplies to eastern Australia. “This infrastructure could be the beginning of a national gas market, as well as provide new gas for the east coast,” Chief Executive of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Cheryl Cartwright said. Ms Cartwright…

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APGA welcomes government commitment to natural gas

Tue, 11 August 2015

The Federal and New South Wales governments’ commitment to further research into gas development in NSW is welcome, but further delay must be avoided in the development of gas reserves, the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association said today. “While significant scientific studies, including by the NSW Chief Scientist, have found that developing gas reserves in NSW can be undertaken safely…

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Industry review of pipeline engineer competencies opens

Fri, 07 August 2015

The industry review of the most recently detailed APGA Pipeline Engineer Competency Standards is now open. 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. Our expert panels have done their work and now it’s time to seek the views of the pipeline industry…

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Inquiries urged to present new solutions

Thu, 23 July 2015

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association said two inquiries into the operation of the gas market must avoid covering old ground and present new solutions in their recommendations, National Policy Manager Steve Davies said. Speaking at the Queensland Power and Gas Forum 2015, Mr Davies said it was often observed that gas market reform moved slowly, but this was not…


Pipeline owners innovate in response to customer needs

Tue, 07 July 2015

Pipeline owners continue to respond and innovate to changing needs of customers, both in investment in physical capacity and transportation capability, and in service provision. This is one of several key points APGA has made in its submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) East Coast Gas Inquiry. APGA’s submission said that Australia’s gas transmission industry had delivered…

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APGA 2015 industry awards

Mon, 22 June 2015

Nominations are now open for the 2015 APGA annual awards. To make a nomination for: Most outstanding contribution to the industry; environment achievement; safety achievement; young pipeliner – or the new construction award, the Jeff Shepherd award – use the forms here. The APGA awards are well regarded throughout the industry and highlight the good work of APGA members. Nominations…


Draft legislation won’t help landholders

Fri, 19 June 2015

A draft bill before the Federal Parliament does nothing for the landholders it proposes to assist and poses risks for carbon emissions reduction. APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said the Landholders’ Rights to Refuse (Gas and Coal) Bill 2015 would affect the property rights of some landholders with its broad definition of those with an ‘ownership interest’. “It would also…

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