People & Policy Policy updates

APPEA calls for Queensland reform


The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) is calling on Queensland’s major political parties to support the establishment of a new ‘red tape-busting’ taskforce to halve regulatory compliance costs and approvals times.

The Queensland Government has committed to releasing more land for natural gas exploration and production, but the industry remains concerned about threats to gas operations in parts of the Cooper Basin, far-west Queensland.

Western Australia’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has published new petroleum decommissioning guidelines which outline regulatory obligations for registered petroleum title holders.

Timor Leste (East Timor) is insisting that gas from the Greater Sunrise gas field be piped to its shore, according to The Australian.

AEMC publishes pipeline report


The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has published an interim report for its review into the effectiveness of gas pipeline regulation.

Gas research takes flight


The Victorian Government is using hi-tech aircraft for aerial gravity surveying to search for future offshore gas resources.

The Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory has released ACIL Allen Consulting’s independent economic impact assessment of a potential onshore unconventional shale gas industry in the Northern Territory.

The Federal Government has announced that ACIL Allen, in conjunction with GHD, as the successful tenderer to conduct a pre-feasibility study on the West-East Gas Pipeline.

New Zealand’s new government, an alliance between Labour and New Zealand First, has revealed its Cabinet.

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