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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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Caution on plan to speed up pipeline reforms

Fri, 17 March 2017

Speeding up the introduction of gas market reforms may have unintended consequences, APGA National Policy Manager Steve Davies told the Australian Domestic Gas Outlook Conference. The Federal Government announced on Wednesday that the schedule for the two sets of reforms would be accelerated. The reforms include legislating binding commercial arbitration for access seekers unsatisfied with negotiations; mandating day-ahead capacity auctions…

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Gas supply commitment promising

Wed, 15 March 2017

APGA welcomes the commitment by Australia’s major gas producers to make more gas available to the domestic market. APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said the gas transmission pipeline industry is ready with sufficient capacity and enthusiasm to help ensure the gas is provided when and where it’s required. “There is sufficient pipeline capacity to meet this demand,” Ms Cartwright said….

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Industry and government must grasp energy opportunity

Tue, 14 March 2017

Major players in the gas industry should seize the opportunity of a meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and federal ministers tomorrow to offer concrete policy suggestions to the government. APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said the government must also grasp the current opportunity to grapple with the complex issues in the energy sector and develop a comprehensive policy that…

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Gas – Australia is in a bind

Fri, 10 March 2017

APGA welcomes Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s initiative to bring the major gas companies to Canberra to deal with the issue of the imbalance in Australia’s gas supply and demand. Australia has sufficient reserves of natural gas to supply both the domestic and export markets, APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said. “The shouting match between interest groups will not solve the…

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PM’s commitment to technology-neutral energy policy welcomed

Wed, 01 February 2017

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) today welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s commitment to develop an energy policy based on energy security and cost rather than the type of technology used to deliver it. APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright also welcomed Mr Turnbull’s promise to work with the States on sustainable onshore gas development. “I am very pleased to…

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