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Hydrogen may be in the cleaner energy mix

The interesting concept of introducing hydrogen into natural gas took a step forward this week.

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Gas moving south again: good news for SA customers

Natural gas is continuing to be transported south, showing that gas producers are serious in their response to East Coast demand no matter from where it comes.

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‘Sacrifice Zone’ heavy on drama, light on facts

“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 […]

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Greens push for energy intervention built on spurious claims

Many Australians are paying more than they need to for their electricity, it has been revealed this week. To try to help consumers get the best deal, the Federal Government is moving to encourage electricity retailers to be more open with their pricing and billing practices.

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Gas underpins lower power prices in the USA

Power prices are at the centre of political debate this week, with retail practices coming under scrutiny. But there is a bigger picture which many in office in the State Governments – particularly Victoria.

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Competitive advantage of energy under-threat

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.

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Gas fight in Victoria may get heated

Australia’s longest operating oil and gas explorer, Lakes Oil, is suing the Victorian Government because of the economic value which has been destroyed by the Government’s irrational ban on onshore development.

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Opinion: Why natural gas fracking is not SA’s ‘new asbestos’

Natural gas extraction – including fracking – poses no threat to human health and the environment, despite the claims of ‘Chicken Little alarmists’, argues Steve Wright.

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CWA make misinformed vote

The CWA has performed a valuable role in rural Australia for decades, but it’s not a scientific organisation, so its decision in WA to vote for a ban on fracking needs some scrutiny.