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Domestic gas strategy right direction

Wed, 15 April 2015

The Federal Government’s plan to improve community understanding and acceptance of coal seam gas and other unconventional gas development is a step in the right direction. “By providing information to communities and other stakeholders about the benefits of natural gas and the safety and value of unconventional gas, the Government will help to increase opportunities to supply gas for Australia’s…

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Reduced demand a serious concern

Tue, 14 April 2015

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) acknowledges that the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is no longer forecasting a gas supply shortfall for Australia’s eastern markets. “However, there must be serious concern that this change is caused primarily by a reduction in demand for gas,” APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said. “A reduction in industrial and commercial demand for…

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Review of gas markets welcomed

Tue, 14 April 2015

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) welcomes the ACCC review of gas markets as it will highlight the work already undertaken by the gas transmission industry to improve market operation, and might answer some of the questions about the lack of a supply response to higher prices in the domestic market. “The gas market has an effective access regime…

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Energy White Paper welcomed

Wed, 08 April 2015

The gas transmission industry agrees with the Federal Government’s rejection of gas reservation and the need for a market-based response to gas demand outlined in the Energy White Paper. APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright welcomed the release of the White paper and said the association looked forward to working with Government to further improve the operation of the gas market…

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APGA incorrectly included in statement

Wed, 08 April 2015

At a recent gas conference in Sydney, APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright called on all companies involved in the gas industry to address public concerns about coal seam gas, saying that politicians couldn’t do it alone – they need industry to also speak up. Unfortunately this was overlooked when a group of business industry associations included APGA in their statement…

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Improvements to markets recommended

Tue, 07 April 2015

APGA has recommended several improvements that could be implemented in the short term to support gas markets in its submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s review of facilitated markets. The submission also warned that improvements to facilitated markets would not of themselves improve gas market liquidity or consumer prices. Measures to accelerate gas supply were needed to achieve those…

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Joining east coast gas market to Territory to benefit nation

Thu, 02 April 2015

A pipeline linking the Northern Territory to the east coast gas market would be a benefit to the nation, APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said. Speaking to the Centralian Advocate newspaper, Ms Cartwright said there was a great deal of interest in building a pipeline to link the Northern Territory to the east coast gas market. “Broadening the east coast…

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APGA challenges Senate Select Committee recommendations on coal seam gas

Tue, 31 March 2015

The Senate report into the Queensland Government has focussed on CSG, ignoring the comprehensive reviews of the science and regulation of the CSG industry, APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said. Click here to read the full media release

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Domestic gas market defies basic law of supply and demand

Mon, 30 March 2015

 APGA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright has called for policies that focus on getting natural  gas to the East Coast market in Australia. Click here to read the full article published in The Australian 

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Energy Security for NSW

Tue, 24 March 2015

In the interests of energy security in New South Wales, industry, Government, landholders and the community must come together to meaningfully discuss the way forward in developing NSW gas reserves. The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) agrees with comments by the New South Wales Minister for Resources and Energy in Sydney this morning at the Australia Domestic Gas Outlook conference….

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