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Mar 12, 2021
Santos granted new gas ground for domestic market

Santos granted new gas ground for domestic market

Santos has been granted an authority to prospect over a 764sq km parcel of land 65km east of Surat in the gas-rich Bowen and Surat basins. Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the government was serious about finding gas to keep power stations generating, stoves burning and workers working. It had imposed conditions to ensure… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal,...

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Mar 12, 2021
Australia must keep coal and nuclear options open says Canavan

Australia must keep coal and nuclear options open says Canavan

Australia must build like-for-like power stations to replace its retiring coal-fired fleet, says Deputy Leader of the Nationals in the Senate Matt Canavan. And while Australia may not be ready to say ‘yes’ to nuclear power plants, he believes the nation should start investing in nuclear know-how today so that it can keep the nuclear… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, i...

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Mar 10, 2021
State Gas confidence grows as it ‘cracks the code’ at Reid’s Dome

State Gas confidence grows as it ‘cracks the code’ at Reid’s Dome

The true potential of the Reid’s Dome gas project is beginning to be revealed, says State Gas chairman Richard Cottee. In a letter to shareholders, Mr Cottee conveyed his ‘increasing confidence’ as production test results outperformed expectations. “As with any new CSG province, a large amount of effort is required initially to ‘crack the code’… This content is...

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Mar 09, 2021
Senex adds to CleanCo gas sales volumes

Senex adds to CleanCo gas sales volumes

Senex Energy has sealed a further domestic gas sales deal with power generator CleanCo Queensland for 2.55 petajoules of natural gas in 2022. The one-year agreement brings Senex’s total contracted volumes withthe Queensland Government-owned corporation to more than 5.1 PJ over the 2020-22 calendar years. Gas will be supplied at the Wallumbilla gas hub in… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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Mar 03, 2021
Regional businesses competing with the nationals

Regional businesses competing with the nationals

A Rockhampton-based company providing environmental, engineering and planning services across the country and into south-east Asia has written the template for other businesses wanting to locate to regional centres. CQG Consulting was started in 2003 and has developed to the point where it’s involved in most of the significant projects in regional Queensland including in… This content is fo...

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Feb 24, 2021
Stanwell to back renewable energy ideas

Stanwell to back renewable energy ideas

Stanwell Corporation has launched an expression of interest process as it reveals plans to back renewable energy projects as part of its power portfolio. The major electricity generator owns the Stanwell coal-fired power station near Rockhampton, and the Tarong power stations and Meandu coal mine near Kingaroy. Stanwell chief executive officer Richard Van Breda said… This content is for iQ ...

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Feb 22, 2021
Coal miners ‘rattled’ after another gas event

Coal miners ‘rattled’ after another gas event

The withdrawal of workers from Moranbah North is the latest in a series of events that has left Queensland underground coal miners rattled, a key union says. Operations have been suspended at Moranbah North after mine management identified carbon monoxide and ethylene gas levels in the gas monitoring system, pointing to indicated a potential spontaneous… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Feb 19, 2021
Genex update on Kidston hydro start date

Genex update on Kidston hydro start date

Genex Power has issued an update on the expected start date for construction of its 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project in North Queensland. Financial close – previously tipped for this month – and the start of construction are now expected to occur early in the second quarter of this year. Construction of the $800… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ ...

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Feb 11, 2021
Avoiding shutdown and maintenance clashes

Avoiding shutdown and maintenance clashes

Queensland’s industrial hub is planning its way out of potential pain caused by clashes in shutdown and maintenance schedules. Gladstone is the home of significant assets owned by the LNG giants as well as Rio Tinto, Orica and Cement Australia, among others. It’s supported by a significant power station, port and rail facilities. Rio Tinto’s… This content is for iQ Industr...

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