BP Energy Outlook 2019

BP Energy Outlook 2019 The BP Energy Outlook 2019 explores the forces shaping the global energy transition out to 2040 and the key uncertainties surrounding…

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Burrup Hub Economic Impact Assessment

This summary report has been independently prepared by ACIL Allen Consulting for Woodside to provide a high level overview of the estimated direct and indirect…

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Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Australia 2018 Review

With the intention of helping to guide the country towards a more secure and sustainable energy future, this 2018 in-depth review analyses these and other…

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WA – A History of Safe Onshore Natural Gas Development

As the Western Australian Government is in the process of reviewing the Report, including its Findings and Recommendations, provided to it by the Independent Scientific Panel…

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New Moratorium in South Australia based on Misinformation

Following more than a year of scientific review by an independent panel, the Western Australian Government has decided to lift a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing…

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Three Things You Need to Know about the Greenpeace Report on the Great Australian Bight

Concerned about Greenpeace’s latest report on the possible impact of a spill in the Great Australian Bight? You shouldn’t be. We’ve compiled the facts which…

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Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior Cruises the Gab Powered by diesel

Greenpeace has been making waves in the Great Australian Bight (GAB) recently, using its (diesel-fuelled) Rainbow Warrior III ship to lead a flotilla of petroleum-based…

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Western Australia’s Independent Scientific Panel Confirms Hydraulic Fracturing Poses Low Risk to Goundwater

Following more than a year of scientific review by an independent panel, the Western Australian Government has decided to lift a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing…

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ICYMI: Corangamite Shire Opposes Drilling in the Great Australian Bight, while Benefitting from Offshore Drilling in Victoria

Last week, Western Victoria’s Corangamite Shire Council voted to formally oppose drilling in the Great Australian Bight (GAB). It is odd for a Victorian Council…

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Lock the Gate Protest based on Misinformed Understanding of Basic Chemistry and Geology

Anti-fossil fuel activist group Lock the Gate Alliance has taken aim at companies exploring for natural gas in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin based on…

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South Australia is Stronger with Natural Gas

If South Australians have any doubt about the long history of the oil and gas industry in the state, they only have to gaze upon…

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Community Consultation: From Learning to Understanding and Accepting

Community consultation and engagement is a vital component for any operator seeking an approval to conduct activities relating to oil and gas exploration and development.…

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Gisera Study Confirms the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Benefits of Natural Gas

CSIRO’s GISERA has released a new report that assesses the life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of a coal seam gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG)…

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The Facts on Deepwater Drilling

Did you know that there has been more than 3,800 wells drilled offshore in Australian waters? And that approximately 150 wells* have been drilled in…

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Global Energy Monitor’s Latest Report Misses Several Key Facts about LNB

On Monday, Global Energy Monitor, an American environmental activist organisation, published a report criticising the development of new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) infrastructure. Their argument against such…

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What Happened at Deepwater Horizon?

The Deepwater Horizon blow out was the worst oil spill in almost 100 years of offshore oil and gas drilling. In 2010 in the Gulf…

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Understanding Aquifers: The Relationship Between Operational Activity and Water Sources

A common reason for opposing coal seam gas (CSG) exploration and development is the concern that it poses an unmanageable risk to aquifers. However, the…

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Setting the Record Straight on Industry in Exmouth

A recent study compiled by a consortium of universities and conservation organisations resurrects old concerns about developing industry, any industry, in Exmouth Gulf, due to its unique…

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The Burrup Hub

Based in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, the proposed Burrup Hub is a smart and innovative concept that utilises existing facilities to process new natural gas…

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Induced Seismicity and the Australian Landscape

Britain’s announcement that it will impose a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, citing a suspected connection between the use of hydraulic fracturing and earth tremors, is a…

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Australia’s Significant Investment into Understanding Onshore Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing

The recent removal of moratoriums on hydraulic fracturing and onshore drilling in the Northern Territory and Western Australia is a direct result of the significant…

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What’s in Store for Natural Gas as Hydrogen Enters the Pipeline?

Natural gas will have an important role to play in a low emissions future and will be a key partner in Australia’s renewable energy supply…

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Conventional Gas 101 – From the Formation to the Economy

Oil and natural gas can be found in a number of different rock formations or reservoirs. Depending on the type of rock where the oil…

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Onshore Petroleum Exploration and Operations Subject to Rigorous Regulatory Process

Today’s onshore oil and gas explorers and producers find their activities subject to more rigorous approvals than ever before in order to ensure protection of,…

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Loose with the Truth

COVID19 has spurred public debate on energy stimulus packages, posing the question of how government should best allocate funding to ensure a clear path to…

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Carbon Capture and Storage – How does it Work and What is Its Role in Emissions Reduction?

One of the largest areas of focus for the global energy industry is reducing greenhouse gas emissions to achieve targets set out by the Paris Agreement and…

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CSIRO Study Finds Little to No Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing on Groundwater, Waterways, Soils or Air Quality

CSIRO’s Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA) has released new research into the impact of hydraulic fracturing activities on air quality, water and…

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Not One or The Other: The Role of Natural Gas as Part of a Lower Emissions Future

A group of Australian climate scientists from universities across Australia sought to discredit Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO in an open letter relating…

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Natural Gas and Australia’s Electricity System

Natural gas is used in our homes for heating, hot water, and cooking, but it’s also a major player in Australia’s electricity system, providing a…

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High Point Vents in Coal Seam Gas Production

What is a high point vent? In onshore coal seam gas (CSG) production, high point vents (HPVs) are valves installed along the highest points of a…

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Natural Gas and Public Health – What are the Facts?

The Climate Council’s latest report Kicking the Gas Habits: How Gas is Harming our Health’ is a report with no new data and is full of misleading…

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Natural Gas and Manufacturing – The Truth on the Make

The Australia Institute’s recent discussion paper, ‘On the make, Gas and Manufacturing in Australia’ distorts the facts around the role of natural gas in manufacturing.…

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Climate and Energy – The Great Debate on Impact

The Australia Institute’s (TAI) Climate & Energy Program report, Weapons of gas destruction, claims to be a study that takes into account Australia’s gas project…

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Western Australia’s Independent Scientific Panel Confirms Hydraulic Fracturing Poses Low Risk to Groundwater

Following more than a year of scientific review by an independent panel, the Western Australian Government has decided to lift a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing…

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Drilling 101

The actual process of drilling a petroleum well is a high-tech engineering operation overseen by a number of industry experts. To help you understand the…

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New Report Highlights Australia’s Role as World-class LNG Exporter

The International Gas Union (IGU) released its nearly 130-page annual review of the global LNG industry this week. The report, and the record-shattering statistics within…

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Not One or the Other – The Role of Natural Gas as Part of a Lower Emissions Future

A group of Australian climate scientists from universities across Australia sought to discredit Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO in an open letter relating…

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Global Energy Monitor’s Latest Report Misses Several Key Facts about LNG

On Monday, Global Energy Monitor, an American environmental activist organisation, published a report criticising the development of new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) infrastructure. Their argument…

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