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Urgent policy changes needed

Mon, 20 October 2014

Urgent policy changes are needed by federal and state governments if they are serious about properly shaping long-term gas supplies across Australia, APIA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said. Speaking in Melbourne on the eve of APIA’s annual convention and exhibition Ms Cartwright, called on the New South Wales and Victorian governments to “get sensible” about allowing new gas developments. “And…

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East coast gas market hot topic at APIA Convention

Fri, 17 October 2014

The impact of changing east coast gas market dynamics on Australia’s pipeline sector will be a key topic when the nation’s gas transmission industry convenes this weekend in Melbourne at the annual conference and exhibition of the Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA). “With the challenges facing Australia’s east coast gas market in the next few years, there is much focus…

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Missed opportunity on gas supply

Tue, 14 October 2014

The Victorian Government’s Energy Statement represents another missed opportunity to address Australia’s gas supply problem, Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) National Policy Manager Steve Davies, said today. “The Energy Statement identifies issues with infrastructure expansion and risk management in the Victorian gas market, yet completely ignores the effects of the Victorian Government’s moratorium on onshore drilling on gas supply and…

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Job opportunity in policy at APIA

Thu, 02 October 2014

APIA is looking for a policy manager to join its team. If you are a self-starter and keen on researching, analysing and evaluating information on policies and issues related to the natural gas and pipeline transmission industries, then this could be a position for you. The policy manager will report to the Chief Executive and, in cooperation with a fellow…

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Results of APIA’s Health and Safety Survey

Fri, 05 September 2014

In July 2014, APIA contracted the LJM Group to undertake a survey of APIA’s members to determine their thoughts on how effective APIA has been in dealing with Health, Safety & Environment issues and what were the main HS&E issues in the minds of APIA’s members. The results of the survey are now available and can be found downloaded here.

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Register now for APIA convention

Wed, 20 August 2014

The number of delegates registered for the 2014 APIA Annual Convention and Exhibition has reached a new high compared with the same milestone in recent years. A total of 268 delegates had registered by Friday 15 August, 100 more than at the same time in 2013. This year’s convention and exhibition to be held in Melbourne promises to be an…

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Industry Skills Fund open for discussion

Thu, 31 July 2014

A discussion paper is now available on the Federal Government’s proposed Industry Skills Fund which will support vocational education and training. Stakeholders are being invited to submit feedback on the design and implementation arrangements for the $476 million Industry Skills Fund which is set to provide up to 200,000 training places and support services over four years. The fund will…

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Time to tackle issues restricting gas supply

Wed, 30 July 2014

Policymakers should be prepared to tackle the issues that are restricting the supply of gas to ensure there is sufficient gas for both the domestic and the export markets, APIA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said. In an article in The Australian newspaper, Ms Cartwright said Australia had an opportunity to be a world leader in natural gas. “Our proven and…

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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 Darwin 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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