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Grow gas-fired power generation to cut emissions and health costs

Tue, 15 April 2014

Increasing the use of natural gas for power generation would more than halve greenhouse gas emissions and save billions in health costs, International Gas Union President Jerome Ferrier said. Gas fired power stations would greatly reduce the reliance on coal for power generation, Mr Ferrier told a recent industry conference. And, as the world’s third largest gas producer, Australia could…

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Key role for natural gas in emissions reduction

Wed, 12 March 2014

Switching to natural gas and enabling more users to connect to a gas supply could be viable projects to be funded via the federal government’s Emissions Reduction Fund. Using gas instead of diesel or coal-fired electricity could provide opportunities for low-cost abatement projects that may attract funding, APIA Policy Advisor Steve Davies said. Writing in The Australian Pipeliner, Mr Davies…

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Pipeline industry has key role in land access management

Tue, 25 February 2014

Constructing an energy pipeline is about people as well as engineering, Queensland GasFields Commissioner John Cotter says. Speaking at a recent APIA dinner in Brisbane, Mr Cotter said the pipeline industry played a key role in land access for energy highways around the nation. “Most pipeline contractors recognise that building a pipeline is not just about engineering, it’s about people,”…

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Draft plastics pipe competency standards out for comment

Mon, 17 February 2014

APIA is inviting comment on a number of new and revised draft Pipeline Engineer Competency Standards for plastics pipe and composite pipe. These Pipeline Engineer Competency Standards are part on an ongoing program to develop competencies that cover the range of disciplines required by the pipeline industry. They have been developed by Project Manager Chris Harvey working in close consultation…

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One-stop shops for environmental assessment on way

Thu, 13 February 2014

The new federal government was taking swift action to cut red tape and accelerate the process for environmental assessment, Environment Minister Greg Hunt said. Writing in the latest edition of The Australian Pipeliner magazine, Mr Hunt said the first 100 days of the new government had already produced results. “In its first couple of months, the Government has made a…

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Australia needs increased gas supply not new pipeline capacity policies

Fri, 07 February 2014

Claims of a lack of capacity in gas pipelines were baseless and clouded the crucial issue of adequate gas supply, Australian Pipeline Industry Association Chief Executive Officer Cheryl Cartwright said. In an article published in The Australian newspaper, Ms Cartwright said the pipeline industry was tired of transportation issues being conflated with, or confused by, gas supply issues. “There is…

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Lift ban on Vic gas fracking, report says, AAP Newswire, 21 November 2013

Thu, 21 November 2013

Lift ban on Vic gas fracking, report says, AAP Newswire, 21 November 2013

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Gas export scramble could shrink domestic demand, Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 19 November 2013

Tue, 19 November 2013

Gas export scramble could shrink domestic demand, Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 19 November 2013

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APIA rejects UK call for audit, The Australian, 8 October 2013

Tue, 08 October 2013

APIA rejects UK call for audit, The Australian, 8 October 2013

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