Another step toward greater customer confidence in the Australian natural gas market has been achieved this week, with the implementation of new disclosure rules for pipeline transportation costs.
There has been a flurry of activity on social media this week trying to accuse gas pipeline survey workers of trespass and suggesting police were considering arresting them.
A major energy conference this week heard from policymakers, regulators, energy users and companies right across the supply chain, and beyond the broad agreement that there is, now more than ever, an urgent need for policy stability and certainty, the role of natural gas was high on the agenda.
“We will do whatever it takes,” an angry looking activist snarls to the camera. “I’d like to see some of them in jail,” says a protest leader, presumably referring to company executives. So begins the trailer for the latest activist anti-gas movie, ‘Sacrifice Zone’. Judging by the movie trailer, self-righteous law-breaking by the protest movement…
Australia has long enjoyed an international competitive advantage in availability, reliability and cost of energy. But that is now under threat, as a packed CEDA business lunch heard in Sydney yesterday, addressed by Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher and APA Group CEO Mick McCormack.
Queensland Premier Anastacia Palaszczuk grabbed for the political high ground following last week’s Commonwealth announcement of its intention to proceed with LNG export caps if there is a shortage of natural gas on Australia’s East Coast.