Pipeline Industry News

NT gas future looks promising

Mon, 28 July 2014

The Northern Territory had significant potential for gas, with even the worst assessment of its potential still looking good, NT Department of Mines and Energy Chief Executive Scott Perkins said. Speaking at APIA’s recent Darwion Dinner, Mr Perkins said that there were several areas that looked promising. “The most exciting potential we know of at the moment is the Beetaloo…

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APIA calls for efficient and effective solutions

Mon, 28 July 2014

New regulatory measures in gas transmission pipeline capacity trading could result in a substantial cost to the gas market with no guarantee of an increase in capacity trading, APIA warns in a new submission. In its submission to the COAG Energy Council Consultation paper on Enhanced Pipeline Capacity Information, APIA points out that an independent cost-benefit analysis concluded that implementing…

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Comment sought on WA penalties policy

Tue, 22 July 2014

The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum is seeking industry comments on its Draft Policy Statement – The Application of Statutory Penalties. Further information is available in the Policy statement on the application of statutory penalties. The deadline for input is Friday 1 August 2014.  If you have comments, please contact Andrew Witheford in the APIA Secretariat at awitheford@apia.asn.au.

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Expanded supply is key to help address gas prices

Mon, 21 July 2014

Expanding Australia’s gas supply and addressing a market imbalance in the wholesale gas sector will help address forecast increases in gas prices, Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright says. Ms Cartwright was commenting on a new report which quantifies the impact that rising gas prices will have on manufacturers, suggesting output will contract by $188 billion over…

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Fatigue risk management guidelines available

Wed, 09 July 2014

New guidelines outlining a holistic approach to managing the risk of fatigue at work have been developed following a ground-breaking study into fatigue at a pipeline construction site in Queensland. The APIA Fatigue Risk Management Guidelines note the wide range of work-related and personal factors that contribute to fatigue and recommend that companies develop their own fatigue risk management systems….

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APIA CE braves cold to raise awareness

Mon, 23 June 2014

APIA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright joined more than a thousand leaders from the private and public sector to raise awareness of homelessness by participating in the Vinnies CEO sleepout 2014. This year was the second time Cheryl has braved the Canberra winter to spend the night sleeping outdoors with just a piece of cardboard and a sleeping bag for a…

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Competition review could help increase gas supply

Thu, 19 June 2014

A review of the nation’s competition laws and policy could help to provide answers to Australia’s looming gas shortage. In a submission to the independent Competition Policy Review’s issues paper, APIA has called on the review panel to consider competition questions relating to the gas industry that have been raised for many years, some as long ago as the CoAG…

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APIA welcomes pipeline infrastructure expansion

Wed, 18 June 2014

APIA has welcomed the recent announcement from energy infrastructure company Jemena of plans to expand their pipeline infrastructure to meet customer demand. Jemena Managing director Paul Adams told Gas Today that the company was finalising plans to install a 35km loop in the Queensland Gas Pipeline in response to growth in demand for gas transmission from its customers. APIA Chief…

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Two reports on CSG issued in NSW

Wed, 04 June 2014

The NSW government is examining the recommendations of two reports from the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer Professor Many O’Kane that are relevant to the coal seam gas industry. NSW Resources and Energy Minister Anthony Roberts said one report analysed the the impact on Sydney’s water catchment of activities including long-wall mining and coal seam gas activities. “The Chief Scientist…

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Submissions sought to personal properties securities law review

Thu, 29 May 2014

The federal government is seeking submissions to a review of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 which regulates secured credit using personal property, such as plant and high-value equipment. The review may be of interest to members who purchase or otherwise deal with second-hand machinery or equipment. Personal property can also include items like vehicles, boats, furniture and other machinery,…

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