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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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New AEMO appointment welcomed

Tue, 24 January 2017

The gas transmission industry congratulates Audrey Zibelman on her appointment to the important role of Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Energy Market Operator. Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said the appointment came at a critical time for Australia’s energy industry. “The supply of electricity is under challenge in many States with the closure of coal-fired…

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Heat wave should force governments to focus on energy policy

Sun, 15 January 2017

High temperatures being experienced across Australia should help energy ministers focus on the importance of developing a comprehensive and technology-neutral national energy policy. APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said a key element of that policy must address the issue of increasing the supply of natural gas to both domestic consumers and manufacturers by removing barriers to exploration and development. “Natural…

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Technology-neutral climate and energy policy needed

Mon, 19 December 2016

APGA has called for the development and implementation of technology-neutral climate and energy policy in a submission to a discussion on the Queensland Gas Supply and Demand Action Plan. APGA Chief executive Cheryl Cartwright said Queensland had taken a sensible path in trying to develop its long-term strategy by asking for submissions on a discussion paper that included 29 reform…

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Vertigan recommendations cautiously welcomed

Wed, 14 December 2016

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association today cautiously welcomed the report of independent reviewer Dr Michael Vertigan and its proposals on aspects of transmission pipeline capacity negotiations. Dr Vertigan has led a deep and thorough review of recommendations made in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Inquiry into the East Coast Gas Market, APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said. “Dr…

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