As the Commonwealth contemplates a gas export restriction, Government advisers would be wise to consider the example of Argentina to understand the risks of severe unintended consequences.
The final report of the Finkel Review into the stability and security of the National Electricity Market has confirmed what the gas industry has been saying for years, and in doing say has punctured the indignant and increasingly shrill claims of activist groups.
There’s more signs of confidence returning to the Australian oil and gas industry, with confirmation that Norwegian company Statoil is ramping up its Australian presence through a significant investment in exploration activities in the Great Australian Bight.
Comments by two prominent voices in the Indigenous community this week have blown apart the Greens/environmental lobby claim to be walking in step with Aboriginal interests.
There has been plenty of background noise in the lead-up to the imminent release of the review of national energy markets by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Alan Finkel. Amid the speculation there have been some interesting announcements – and some dubious claims.
ERIC Director Steve Wright discusses the skewed outsider view in submissions to the Narrabri natural gas project proposal, compared to the real local view.
South Australians have again been hit by soaring wholesale electricity prices – as Green groups both applaud and criticise the latest report by the Australian Energy Regulator.
Almost a decade since the first activism, and the fly-in celebrity protests in Dimock, Pennsylvania, we can collectively breathe a sigh of relief: the world has not been destroyed, nor has pretty countryside been turned to ‘wasteland’ in Queensland or Pennsylvania.