Pipeline Industry News


Simple solutions in energy policy carry a heavy cost

Tue, 09 October 2018

Failing to develop a comprehensive energy policy will carry a heavy cost in lack of future investment in the infrastructure needed to ensure energy supply can meet future demand, Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said today. Australia’s energy system has been described as a slow-moving train wreck travelling through a rapidly changing landscape of disruptive…


Future Fuels CRC CEO announced

Thu, 13 September 2018

The Board of the Future Fuels CRC has announced that David Norman has been appointed as inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the Future Fuels CRC. David was previously CEO of the successful Energy Pipelines CRC and has been a key driver of innovation resulting in the success of the Future Fuels CRC bid. Future Fuels CRC Board Chairman Charles Rottier…


New Board member elected

Wed, 12 September 2018

McConnell Dowell Director Pipelines Leon Richards has been elected to the Board of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association to fill a vacancy. Mr Richards was elected by members at the annual general meeting held in Darwin yesterday. He fills a vacancy created by the resignation of immediate past president Shaun Reardon. Also reelected to the Board were MPC Kinetic…


Social licence a major focus for APGA

Tue, 11 September 2018

The cooperative approach to problem-solving taken by members throughout APGA’s 50-year history equipped the association well for facing future challenges, Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said. Speaking at the 2018 APGA Annual Convention being held in Darwin, Mr Davies said one of the most important challenges facing the pipeline and gas industries was the social licence to operate. “An industry’s…


Collaboration and committees key to APGA success

Tue, 11 September 2018

 A focus on safety, information-sharing and adapting to meet challenges as they arise have enabled the peak association representing Australia’s pipeline industry to reach 50 years of age. APGA President Dave Maloney said hundreds of APGA members had volunteered their time and expertise to continuously improve the industry. “Much of the important development of products and services the association achieves…

NT Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles presents the Environment Award to Leon Richardson from McConnell Dowell

2018 APGA Awards: company awards

Tue, 11 September 2018

A project at construction camps on the Northern Gas Pipeline that halved the cost of waste food disposal and reduced greenhouse gas emissions has now earned the 2018 APGA Environment Award. Ahead of working on the Northern Gas Pipeline, construction company McConnell Dowell considered how to deal with the 0.5kg of food waste that would be generated per person every…

Clayton Warner
2018 Young Achiever

APGA Annual Awards announced: individual awards

Mon, 10 September 2018

Former APGA President and long-time Board Member Mark Twycross has been made an Honorary Life Member of the association as part of the 2018 annual awards. In presenting the award, APGA President Dave Maloney said: “Mark has left an indelible mark on both the Board and APGA’s Health, Safety and Environment Committee due to his active support and love for…


Gas transmission pipelines safety record spans decades

Sun, 09 September 2018

Australia’s gas transmission pipelines have an enviable record of public safety, and that is in part due the activities of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association. Speaking ahead of the official opening of the trade exhibition at the 2018 APGA Annual Convention and Exhibition, Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said the 50th anniversary of the association also meant 50 years…


Solid future for gas in the Northern Territory

Sat, 08 September 2018

The importance of gas as a major driver of Australian economic development will be underscored as pipeliners converge on Darwin for their annual convention and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their association. Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said pipeliners were especially pleased to be holding the 2018 APGA Annual Convention and Exhibition at the…


More to energy policy than price

Thu, 06 September 2018

The Federal Government’s narrow focus on energy price as the sole driver of new policy risks undermining the value of gas market reforms that will have a range of benefits for gas users, APGA Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said today. Speaking at the South East Asia Australia Offshore and Onshore Conference 2018 (SEAAOC) in Darwin, Mr Davies said some…

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