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NSW Government declares Newcastle LNG import terminal as “critical” for the State

THE proposed Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal at Newcastle that could supply up to 80% of NSW’s gas needs has been declared Critical State Significant Infrastructure. Acting NSW Premier John Barilaro said the proposal for the new $589 million gas import terminal at Kooragang Island in the Port of Newcastle would include a connecting pipeline to the existing NSW gas supply network. “The terminal could be operational by 2022-23

WA Government creates Energy Transformation Taskforce

WESTERN Australian Energy Minister Bill Johnston has announced the establishment of the Energy Transformation Taskforce, which will implement the Government’s Energy Transformation Strategy. The strategy will deliver a cleaner, affordable and more reliable electricity supply to Western Australian households and businesses for decades to come. Former Horizon Power chairperson Stephen Edwell, who is an economist with extensive experience in energy sector regulation, market design, policy and utility reform, will chair

APPEA says NT implementation plan will get gas industry back to work

THE Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) has welcomed the release of the Northern Territory Government’s plan to implement the recommendations of the independent scientific inquiry into unconventional hydraulic fracturing. The framework outlines the need for collaboration and transparency between government, industry, local business and the broader community in ensuring the safe and sustainable development of the Territory’s onshore shale gas resources with real benefits for Territorians. “Unlocking these

Australia’s resources and energy exports hit record levels

AUSTRALIA’S resource and energy export figures are on track to set a new record of $226 billion in 2017–18 – and go even higher this year – according to an in-depth Government report released. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said strong demand and prices for LNG, iron ore and coal in particular were pushing total exports from the sector to the new records. “It is likely coal

Energy Providers Falling Short of Expectations for Digital Customer Experiences, Accenture Research Finds

Squeezed by falling profits, technology disruption and outside competitors targeting their customers, energy providers face the additional challenge of falling short of consumers’ expectations for digital channels and personalised experiences, according to the latest edition of the annual New Energy Consumer research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Consumers’ expectations have become more demanding due to mass digitalisation, which is challenging energy providers to keep pace with standards set in other industries