Qld Opens Land for Gas

Central Petroleum

Two local producers have won the latest domestic supply only tender for more gas to feed the Australian Market. Two junior producers - Central Petroleum and Armour Energy - will start exploring for more gas to develop on a total of almost another 400 ha just north of the townships of Miles and … [Read more...]

One Solar Bitten – Twice Shy

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Like Lightning - Solar Farms on prime agricultural land won’t be able to strike twice in the Central Highlands with the Regional Council giving the land devouring power source the flick. Mayor Kerry Hayes says the region has one such farm approved and that he says is being set to be established … [Read more...]

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...]