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Simpler laws would cover more: Hunter

By Ross Verne NEW SOUTH Wales lawmakers will continue to alienate communities and cost companies unless they stop following in Queensland’s footsteps on CSG, petroleum law expert Tina Hunter says. Queensland’s CSG laws were described by Dr Hunter as “regulatory

NSW CSG report poses new questions

By Ross Verne INDUSTRY organisations and gas producers have celebrated chief scientist Mary O’Kane’s findings that the NSW coal seam gas industry is manageable, but both sides of politics maintain there is still work to be done. Dr O’Kane’s report

Victoria considers BTEX restrictions

A BILL restricting the use of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene (BTEX) in hydraulic fracturing fluids in Victoria is likely to pass the Parliament after the Labor opposition announced its support. But the Resources Legislation Amendment (BTEX Prohibition and other

Moratorium to remain until July 2015

VICTORIA’S hold on granting new exploration licences for all types of onshore natural gas will remain in place until at least July 2015, while the Victorian state election is scheduled for 29 November this year. The state government announced in

Tullow appeals Uganda tax ruling

UK-BASED Tullow Oil look to international arbitration to appeal a decision by Uganda’s Tax Appeals Tribunal (TAT), which found it owed US$407 million in tax. Tullow was initially issued with a US$472 million capital gains tax assessment by the Uganda

Strike ups Orora gas sales

STRIKE Energy will increase the amount of gas it sells to packaging manufacturer and distributor Orora by 15 petajoules (PJ) under a revised agreement with the group. Orora signed on in January to buy 30 PJ of gas from Strike’s