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 Energy crisis risk? It’s criminal

Terrific Article by Robert Gottliebsen, The Australian Business columnist, Melbourne @BGottliebsen I have a shock for any politician, public servant or political advisor found by the courts to be misleading the public about the dangers of their power and gas policies — they can be jailed. Back in 1995 the parliament of the day passed legislation that they hoped would never be necessary against ministers of the crown. I have been… Read Article →

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Melbourne wool processor fears soaring gas prices will wipe out this year’s profits

Reported by ABC, by Clint Jasper A Melbourne-based wool processor says soaring gas prices are likely to wipe out any profits it will make this year. Laverton North-based Victorian Wool Processors was almost forced to close its doors before Christmas, as it desperately searched for a company to supply it gas. A last-minute contract means the company has remained open and the company’s 35 staff remain on the payroll. But… Read Article →

Turnbull Blames State Governments for Crisis

Sydney Morning Herald by Tom McIlroy Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has lashed the states and territories for what he has called a looming energy crisis, saying they had “locked up” resources and favoured lucrative overseas exports, leaving families facing shortages. Mr Turnbull has summoned energy industry bosses to Canberra on Wednesday. Ahead of the crisis talks, he warned the federal government retains significant powers over exports, and could intervene further in coming… Read Article →

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Irrational Taboos Keeps Us In Dark

Herald Sun, as reported by Terry McCann. We’ve seen such things before — irrational taboos on everything from fish and pigs to uranium and genetically modified crops. The Nuer people of Sudan and Bena Bena of Papua New Guinea, for instance, would go hungry rather than eat chickens or eggs. Tasmanian Aborigines starved rather than catch scaled fish, a taboo brought in some 4000 years ago and not shared by… Read Article →

Victoria must remove ban on conventional gas operations

Article by APPEA: Claims today by the Victorian Government that its bans on developing new onshore gas resources will not affect gas prices for Victorian customers defy common sense and market realities. “This issue goes beyond the government surrendering to the activists’ fear campaign against hydraulic fracturing,” said APPEA Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Roberts. “The Victorian Government has not just banned fracturing; it has imposed a five year moratorium on… Read Article →


Shell blames Victoria for rising gas prices

As reported by The Financial Review, by Angela Mcdonald-Smith “The head of oil giant Shell’s Australian multibillion-dollar operations has laid the blame for the east coast gas squeeze squarely with the Victorian government, declaring that rising prices caused by the state’s ban on onshore gas will take a direct toll on jobs. “Deflecting criticism that Queensland’s LNG industry is to blame for the difficulties being experienced in the east coast… Read Article →

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Victoria warned of critical gas famine

Victoria warned of critical gas famine Reported by the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) 05/12/16 Victoria has been warned it will need substantially more gas to provide a secure long-term electricity supply for the State, as new evidence emerges of growing concerns around its current main source of gas. The warning says the State has less than a 10-year window to get its gas supply books in order –… Read Article →

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The Benefits of Natural Gas

The Benefits of Natural Gas Natural gas is the most abundant, readily available hydrocarbon Gas burns cleaner than coal (<½ CO2 emissions) Gas is the best “transition fuel” to bridge the gap between coal dependence and the most logical switch to renewables. It was first discovered in Australia in a water bore near Roma in 1900 The first major east coast gas developments commenced in the mid 60’s in the… Read Article →

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Minerals Council slams Victorian Government Ban

Minerals Council slams Victorian Government Ban The Minerals Council of Australia has recently slammed the Andrews Government’s nonsensical moratorium on onshore natural gas exploration, stating it was an “anti-science” decision that will cost jobs and investment in regional Victoria. The Minerals Council executive director, Gavin Lind said Victoria’s “regressive” energy policies and “antiquated approvals processes” were sending a chill through the entire Victorian mining industry. “Despite Victoria’s minerals prospectivity, the state’s international… Read Article →