A moratorium on all onshore gas activities, in place since August 2012, is set to remain in place until an inquiry into CSG development in Victoria reports its findings in December 2015.

Metgasco is pursuing the recovery of its legal costs following the New South Wales Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the suspension of Metgasco’s exploration licence at Rosella.

Former Victorian Energy Minister, and cabinet colleague of Premier Daniel Andrews’, Theo Theophanous has joined Lakes Oil as a political adviser on energy.

The riser support structure (RSS) for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project, offshore Western Australia, was installed in November 2014, marking the beginning of the project’s main installation campaign.

APPEA blasts AWU gas policy stance


The Australian Workers Union’s (AWU) push for a domestic gas reservation policy would achieve little and make Australian’s poorer, according to the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

New Vic gas pipeline on track for mid-2015 completion


AusNet Services is on track to complete a second, 11 km natural gas pipeline from Geelong to Torquay, via Armstrong Creek, in late June, reinforcing the supply capacity for residents...

UGL has been awarded a new three-year contract by BP Australia to operate and maintain BP’s 17 fuel terminals across Australia through an incorporated, evenly split joint venture between the two companies.

Orica International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Orica, has elected to make the first pre-payment of $A7.5 million under the terms of the 250 PJ gas sales agreement (GSA) with Strike Energy.

Woodside has enlisted IBM’s cognitive computer system, Watson, to provide detailed analysis of more than 30 years of historical data.

Call to tender: Fixed wing charter for BP’s Great Australian Bight Project


BP is calling for tenders to supply a fixed wing charter operation with a passenger capacity of between 19–35 seats to service its Great Australian Bight Drilling Project.

NSW Govt introduces higher standards for PEL titleholders


A minimum standards and merit assessment procedure will now apply to all titleholders of petroleum exploration licences (PEL) in New South Wales, in line with the NSW Government’s Gas Plan.

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