Australia

Australia Rejects $36 Billion Wind, Solar, Hydrogen Project

The Australian government has rejected plans for a $36 billion wind, solar and hydrogen project in a remote area of Western Australia, leaving what would have been one of the world's largest green energy projects in limbo for now.

Australia Commits $45 Million to Boost Gas Supply

The Australian government said it will commit A$58.6 million ($45.3 million) to boost gas supply, storage and pipeline capacity in its 2021-22 budget, due to be unveiled on Tuesday.

Australia’s Western Gas, APA Group Studying Potential Gas Pipeline

Western Gas and APA Group are undertaking a development and marketing study to deliver Equus gas to Australian customers and markets via a 130-mile (210-km) offshore pipeline and a transcontinental pipeline, the companies announced.

Australia's Origin Locks in Domestic Gas Supply Tied to Asian LNG Price

Origin has also lined up extra pipeline capacity under a three-year deal with APA Group starting in 2023, which will allow the company to transport large amounts of gas to southern markets where it is needed.

Australia Backs Three 'Green' Hydrogen Projects with More Than A$100 Million

Australia said it had awarded A$103 million ($80 million) to back three 'green' hydrogen projects, hiking its planned funding by almost 50% as the government seeks to speed up commercial production of the gas using renewable resources.

RWE Plans to Bring Australian 'Green' Hydrogen to Europe

Germany's RWE plans to bring hydrogen produced in Australia to Europe, as big energy firms look to create new global routes for the cleaner alternative to fossil fuels.

New Pipeline Gas Supply Heading to West Australia

Western Gas, the owner and operator of the Equus Gas Project, signed a memorandum of understanding with APA Group assess supplying the gas at competitive prices to western Australia domestic gas customers and East Coast markets through a new pipeline, a news release states. Both companies are based in Australia.

Australian State Rejects AGL Energy's Plan to Import LNG

Victoria state rejected a plan by AGL Energy to build an LNG import terminal, effectively killing a proposal designed to help fill an expected shortfall in gas supply in southeast Australia from 2024.

Perspective: Australia's Natural Gas Industry Should Worry About Demand, Not Supply

Australia, the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, is facing a dilemma when it comes to domestic demand for the fuel, as the government's plans for a gas-fired economic recovery run into some confronting realities.

EnerMech Secures Five-Year Deal with Chevron Australia

Chevron Australia awarded global integrated solutions specialist EnerMech a five-year contract to provide a range of integrated services to its Western Australian oil and gas facilities.

Australia’s Western Gas, APA Group Studying Potential Gas Pipeline

Western Gas and APA Group are undertaking a development and marketing study to deliver Equus gas to Australian customers and markets via a potential 130-mile (210 km) offshore pipeline and a transcontinental pipeline, the companies announced.

Australian Gas Networks Looking to Include Hydrogen in Infrastructure

Australia's natural gas pipeline owners are working to future proof their A$75 billion ($59 billion) in assets amid a global push towards clean energy, running tests to blend hydrogen with gas and produce green methane to replace the fossil fuel.

Watchdog says Australia Needs LNG Import Terminal to Avoid Gas Shortfall

Australia's southern states will need to import natural gas to fill a looming shortfall by 2024, as last year's COVID-19 induced oil and gas price slump has slowed investment in new fields, the country's competition watchdog said on Tuesday.

Russell: Australian Refinery Closure Adds to Litany of Energy, Climate Failures

The closure of one of Australia's last remaining oil refineries, carbon border taxes in Europe and a proposal for the world's biggest battery storage plant all show a failure to produce a coherent climate change policy.

Australia's Santos Wins State Green Light for $2.6 Billion Gas Project

The Australian state of New South Wales on Wednesday approved a long-delayed $2.6 billion (A$3.6 billion) gas project being developed by Santos.

Underwater: Australia's Oil Industry Faces New Indigenous Heritage Test

A discovery of ancient artifacts near a planned pipeline route off Australia's west coast has opened new challenges for energy companies to conserve indigenous heritage.

Chevron Delays Restart of Gorgon LNG Train for Additional Repairs

Chevron is delaying the restart of Train 2 at its Gorgon LNG plant in Western Australia until October to allow for additional repairs.

Australia Bucks the Global Trend, Goes with Natural Gas Over Renewables: Russell

Australia's conservative government appears to be pivoting away from backing coal for future energy needs but hasn't quite made it all the way to renewables, instead waylaying into natural gas.

Woodside Targets FIDs on Browse, Scarborough Gas Projects

Australia's Woodside Petroleum has pushed out the final approval date for its mammoth Browse gas project but slightly brought forward plans to sign off on its smaller Scarborough project. Combined, the projects would require construction of 826 miles of subsea pipeline

Senex Flows First Gas With Completion of Jemena's Atlas Pipeline

Senex Energy announced that first gas production has been achieved at Project Atlas following completion of Jemena's Atlas Gas Pipeline in Queensland, Australia.

LNG Ltd to Supply Gas to Vietnam from Louisiana Project

Australia-listed Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd said it has signed a deal with a province in Vietnam to supply LNG from its Louisiana-based Magnolia project.

Scarborough Pipeline Awaits Final Investment Decision

Netherlands-based Royal Boskalis Westminster has been awarded a contract valued at $162 million (145 million euros) for seabed intervention and shore-crossing activities for the proposed Scarborough export gas pipeline in northwestern Australia.

Papua New Guinea Sticks to $13B Gas Deal with Total

Papua New Guinea said on Tuesday it will honor a $13 billion gas deal that Total SA signed with a previous government to expand gas exports, after securing minor concessions from the French company.

Boskalis to Manage Seabed, Shore Crossing for Scarborough Pipeline

Papendrecht, Netherlands-based Royal Boskalis Westminster said it has been awarded a contract valued at $162 million (145 million euros) for seabed intervention and shore-crossing activities for the proposed Scarborough export gas pipeline in northwestern Australia.

Jemena Starts Construction of Queensland Atlas Gas Pipeline

Jemena said it has commenced construction of the Atlas Gas Pipeline, a 38-mile (60-km) project that will deliver natural gas earmarked for domestic consumption from Queensland's first domestic-only gas supply.

2019 Global Pipeline Construction Outlook

The upstream sector started the new year on a cautious note following a sharp decline in oil and gas prices, but the midstream sector roared into 2019 on a wave of pipeline construction activity. The latest Pipeline & Gas Journal survey indicates 145,353 miles of pipelines were planned or under construction worldwide at the start of the year.

Australian State Slows AGL LNG Import Project with Environment Review

Plans by Australia’s AGL Energy to start importing LNG from 2021 will be delayed after the state of Victoria called for the company and its pipeline partner to submit a full environmental assessment of their project.

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Pipelaying for Ichthys LNG Project. (Photo: Inpex) Ichthys LNG Project Commences Production Japan’s Inpex Corp. marked a key milestone in late July with the start of natural gas production from its giant Ichthys Field offshore northern Australi..

2018 Midyear International Update: Pipeline Construction & Market Trends

Global energy trends and forecasts entering the second half of 2018 continue to support a generally bullish outlook for oil and gas production and infrastructure construction to meet growing demand and evolving patterns of interregional trade.

Australia’s APA Backs $9.5 Billion Bid from Hong Kong’s CKI

The board of Australia’s APA Group has recommended shareholders vote for a $9.45 billion (A$12.98 billion) takeover offer from a consortium led by Hong Kong’s CK Infrastructure Holdings Ltd (CKI) at a meeting in late November.