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Ministers must act on gas supply

Thu, 08 December 2016

©Roslyn Budd APGA calls on governments to act now to develop a comprehensive and technology-neutral national energy policy to remove the supply uncertainties highlighted in the 2016 National Gas Forecasting Report issued today. APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said that while the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) report predicted a shift to lower-emissions gas-fired power generation, that transition hinged on…


Gas bans a risk to Victorian energy security

Wed, 23 November 2016

Victoria’s decision to move ahead with legislating a permanent ban on unconventional gas extraction is extremely disappointing, risking the State’s economic future, APGA said today. At a time when increasing the proportion of natural gas in our national energy mix would do much to cut Australia’s carbon emissions, the Victorian Government today introduced legislation that will make the smooth transition…


Broader focus needed to bring more gas to consumers

Wed, 26 October 2016

The Australian pipeline industry today called on policy-makers to broaden their focus from pipeline regulation to consider policies that would increase the gas available to both domestic and manufacturing consumers. Increasing the supply of gas would ensure more efficient operation of markets, continuing infrastructure development, and help address the current imbalance where demand was outstripping supply, APGA Chief Executive Cheryl…


SEA Gas Chief elected to Board

Wed, 12 October 2016

The new Chief Executive Officer of SEA Gas, Wendy Oldham, has been elected to the Board of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association. Ms Oldham took over the helm of natural gas transmission pipeline owner and operator SEA Gas earlier this year after 15 years as General Manager of APA Group’s pipeline systems in the Northern Territory SEA Gas owns…


Highlights from Convention papers

Mon, 10 October 2016

APGA will publish on the website highlights from selected papers presented at the 2016 APGA Annual Convention and Exhibition being held in Perth. Check this link for updates throughout the convention. Highlights from Convention papers 2016.  


Vision and drive make an outstanding contribution

Mon, 10 October 2016

Australia’s most recognised pipeliner, APA Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Mick McCormack, was today recognised by his peers for the outstanding contribution he has made to the pipeline industry. Mick was awarded the 2016 APGA Outstanding Contribution to the Pipeline Industry Award for a range of activities across the pipeline industry during his 32-year career. At the helm…


Managing stakeholders and mentoring young pipeliners earns award

Mon, 10 October 2016

A practical approach to problem-solving, a commitment to maintaining relationships with stakeholders and dedication to bringing young people through the industry have earned pipeliner Phil Perkins the 2016 Jeff Shepherd Award for Construction Excellence. Phil’s career spans more than 40 years and covers large parts of the country. He is currently Construction Manager for Spiecapag Lucas on APA Group’s Victorian…


A passion for industry best practice produces results

Mon, 10 October 2016

A sound knowledge of legislative requirements, attention to detail, a methodical and disciplined approach and a passion to pursue industry best practice have earned Simon Archibald the 2016 APGA Young Achievement Award. Simon began his working life in community services, particularly in disability support, but moved to the resources industry 10 years ago. In his current position for Lucas Construction…


Real stories boost vehicle safety

Mon, 10 October 2016

A campaign aimed at reducing the single greatest safety risk at Australia’s largest natural gas infrastructure business has taken out the 2016 APGA Safety Award. SafeDrive+ Arrive Alive was introduced by APA Group to reduce the significant risk posed to its employees and their passengers who cover more than 17 million kilometres a year in around 750 vehicles. The centrepiece…


Multi-skilling environmental consultancy collects award

Mon, 10 October 2016

An environmental consultancy which has multi-skilled its staff members to undertake tasks as diverse as operating a chainsaw and spotting and catching fauna has won the APGA 2016 Environment Award. The Multi-skilled Environmental Management Solution, dubbed the CNC Solution, developed by CNC Project Management, was the company’s response to the increasing costs of compliance associated with the requirement for people…

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