People & Policy Policy updates

Victoria launches energy policy centre


The Victorian Government is backing a new energy policy centre to help drive reform, and ensure Victoria’s energy system remains reliable.

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan has called for gas from the offshore Browse and Scarborough gas fields to be processed onshore.

The public comment period has opened up for the revised AS 2885 Part 0 and will be open until Tuesday 31 July 2018.

A project to restart gas processing facilities in southwest Queensland will get a $2 million boost from the Australian Government’s $26 million Gas Acceleration Program (GAP).

Professor appointed to Resources 2030


The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has announced the appointment of Professor Stephen Smith to the Resources 2030 taskforce.

PRRT used as a bargaining chip


The Petroleum Rent Resource Tax (PRRT) is being used as bargaining chip should One Nation backtrack on its support for company tax cuts, according to the

The Victorian Government has released five new oil and gas exploration blocks in the offshore Otway Basin off the state’s western coastline.

The 2018 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage has been released, covering WA, SA, Vic and the Ashmore and Cartier Islands.

Santos Managing Director Kevin Gallagher has told delegates at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) Conference that the industry should back national interest tests on new LNG projects.

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