Boom, Boom – The Talk’s Back in the Room

Queensland’s Gasfields

Heads are turning, and financial chatter turned up a notch with reports that Queensland’s LNG projects have started to boom. Analysis from EnergyQuest, released this week shows that and the industry generated $2.5 billion in revenue in the last quarter, and forecasts that, Australia-wide, LNG … [Read more...]

Qld Gas Agreement Announced

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Arrow Energy has announced a 27-year agreement with the QCLNG joint venture, for one of the largest gas supply deals on Australia’s east coast. The project will create around 1000 new jobs - 800 during peak construction and around 200 ongoing operational roles. The company says the deal will … [Read more...]

Bioregional Assessment of Cooper Basin

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The Cooper Basin in Queensland and South Australia will be assessed as a potential source of gas as the Federal Government seeks to boost energy supplies. The $30.4 million Geological and Bioregional Assessments Program is part of the “Towards a New Energy Future” package in this year’s … [Read more...]

New Energy Initiatives

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The State Government has announced a new suite of measures as part of its Affordable Energy Plan, including removing a restriction on regional electricity customers going back to Ergon Energy. The energy saving initiatives are being rolled out this week by the Queensland Government ahead of the … [Read more...]

Expansion Welcomed

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The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the State Government’s commitment of $10 million to extend the Energy Savers Plus program. The expanded Energy Savers Plus program will include an additional 200 energy audits for agricultural customers and offer a 50% co-contribution (capped … [Read more...]

Poles, Wires, & Green Schemes – That’s Why

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The ACCC estimates that in 2016-17, Queenslanders will be paying the most for their electricity, followed by South Australians. That’s one of the key findings of the ACCC’s Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry preliminary report - And it’s not a shortage of generation, but rather huge amounts spent … [Read more...]

Money to Power Down

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The State Government has announced payments of $400 to buy and install air conditioning units that can be controlled by power authorities during peak times. The power down incentive is also being offered to those who have existing systems installed that can be switched to the new power … [Read more...]

Gas Shortfall Likely in 2018

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The Australia Government has released the ACCC’s first interim report into the supply of, and demand for, wholesale gas in Australia and the outlook is not pretty. The ACCC Gas Inquiry 2017-20 Interim Report focusses on likely supply and demand conditions for 2018 and according to ACCC Chair Rod … [Read more...]