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May 08, 2021
Budget boost to fire up gas

Budget boost to fire up gas

The Federal Budget will include a boost for the gas sector, including more than $6 million to accelerate the development of the Wallumbilla Gas Supply Hub in Queensland. It is part of the government’s gas-fired recovery strategy, and it is committing to strengthen the east coast gas market across the entire supply chain.  Energy Minister Angus… ...

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May 05, 2021
APA commits to $290m gas expansion project

APA commits to $290m gas expansion project

APA Group plans a $290 million expansion of its East Coast Grid gas infrastructure to increase capacity between Queensland and southern markets. The company announced it had reached a Final Investment Decision (FID) on the project to expand transportation capacity by about 25 per cent. APA also announced a significant new East Coast Grid gas… ...

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May 04, 2021
The miner, the poet and the accountant

The miner, the poet and the accountant

It’s one thing to be motivated by money, another thing to be inspired by imagination. So, is QEM Limited managing director Gavin Loyden more an accountant or a poet? More Josh Frydenberg or Barry Humphries, more Cromwell or Shakespeare? QEM managing director Gavin Loyden. After all, the financier has enough experience dealing in the cold… ...

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May 01, 2021
Major Tarong overhaul project underway

Major Tarong overhaul project underway

A major overhaul project has kicked off at the Tarong power stations complex, south-east of Kingaroy, involving a workforce of 550. Tarong power stations site manager Wayne Martyn said the Unit 1 shutdown project would run for 50 days and include 14,500 activities. “The overhaul attracts contractors to fill a range of roles including welding… ...

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May 01, 2021
Awards recognise Surat Basin achievers

Awards recognise Surat Basin achievers

The contribution made by the gas and energy sector to the Surat Basin was recognised at an awards night in Dalby on Thursday. Almost 300 business leaders gathered at the inaugural Surat Basin Energy Awards, hosted by Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise, to celebrate the energy sector. The awards recognised and rewarded leaders across 13… ...

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Apr 30, 2021
Ergon seeks renewables partner

Ergon seeks renewables partner

Ergon Energy is seeking expressions of interest in the provision of low-carbon or renewable generation services on Thursday Island and at Bamaga, as part of its commitment to decarbonising remote communities. General manager renewables and distributed energy, Glenn Springall, said reducing the reliance on diesel power in isolated communities was good for the environment and… ...

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Apr 28, 2021
It’s official – lift-off for Kidston construction

It’s official – lift-off for Kidston construction

Genex Power has pushed ‘go’ on the major construction contracts for North Queensland’s $777 million Kidston hydro build. Building the 250MW/2000MWh pumped storage hydro project as well as the electricity infrastructure required to connect it to the grid is tipped to deliver more than 800 new jobs in North Queensland. The company today issued notice… ...

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Apr 27, 2021
Stanwell head resigns after Energy Futures Summit

Stanwell head resigns after Energy Futures Summit

Stanwell Corporation chief executive officer Richard Van Breda has resigned after comments on the generator’s transition towards renewable energy and storage stemming from the Central Queensland Energy Futures Summit. Mr Van Breda was reported in some media outlets as indicating that the company’s coal-fired plants were likely to be retired earlier than their technical end-of-life̷...

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Apr 24, 2021
Power outage adds spark to CopperString push

Power outage adds spark to CopperString push

A major power outage that hit Mount Isa on Friday has been held up as demonstrating why the region needs the CopperString 2.0 project to be built. An operational issue at APA’s Diamantina Power Station complex triggered the outage from just after 9am which affected about 10,000 Ergon Energy customers. KAP leader and member for… ...

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