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Activist hysteria slapped down by WA regulator

The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has released an open letter to clarify misleading and incorrect comments made by activist groups regarding exploration permits and leases in the State’s South West.

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Opinion: making it up as they go – activist surveys ignore the facts

Lock The Gate is really having a lend of South Australians with its self-serving claims about supposed community concerns regarding shale gas development.

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60 Minutes ‘Keep Out’ story keeps out facts and balance

The Nine Network’s 60 Minutes has become the latest television program to ‘investigate’ Queensland’s CSG industry, in a report more notable for what they neglected to report than what made it to air.

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Gas supports renewables, so why oppose it?

With renewable energy policies coming into sharper focus this week, it’s timely to take a look at the role that natural gas will play in facilitating the transition to a greater penetration of renewable energy.

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GISERA community wellbeing survey

An important part of gas industry development is working closely with local communities to ensure that the benefits of development are shared. Equally important is having a thorough understanding of the wellbeing of local communities in and around operating gasfields.

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Victorian clean energy policy should be anchored by gas

It was supposed to be the week that the Victorian Government handed down the long awaited announcement about whether the illogical ban on development of onshore unconventional gas and hydraulic fracturing would be lifted or extended. Instead, new Resources Minister Wade Noonan has deferred that decision until August.

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Facts float downstream

It was a story almost too good to be true – gas wells underwater, bubbling floodwater and the sight of small tanks floating away from gas well sites. Unfortunately, the missing factor was those elusive facts that all too often are absent from these campaigns.

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Chevron WA projects ‘bigger than the NSW economy’

Social media lit up this week as Chevron Managing Director Roy Krzywosinski told the APPEA Conference in Brisbane about the contribution of natural gas to the Australian economy.

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Activists fail to embarrass Joyce

While the gas industry gathered in Brisbane this week for the APPEA Conference, activists groups were busy developing another conspiracy theory ahead of an ABC TV Q&A forum on the NSW Northern Tablelands.

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New analysis shows value of, and demand for, Australia’s natural gas

New data from Australia and the US shows the value of our gas industry and continued forecast demand for natural gas well into the future.

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Trigger happy response to activist campaign

The rush to appeal to (and in some cases appease) activist groups during election campaigns is a common phenomenon, but sometimes that rush can lead to unintended consequences.

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Confusing analysis arrives at a garbled conclusion

An economic analysis released this weeks claims that the North East Gas Interconnector is ‘likely to fail’. But what’s the real story?

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Opinion: why gas has more grunt than wind

ERIC Director Steve Wright comments on the ongoing debate about electricity pricing.

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‘New’ mapping tool anything but

Lock the Gate’s latest scaremongering campaign – claiming that more than 37% of Australia is covered by coal and gas licenses and applications – contains absolutely no new data, instead, presenting existing data in a misleading way. It’s no secret that coal and gas licenses and applications exist, and yes, there are large parts of […]

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Activists lack evidence; told to do some good for the environment

The credibility of anti-fossil fuel activists took a major blow in the closing days of Federal Parliament – and there could be significant ongoing impact.

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The ‘secret’ CSG chemical that wasn’t

Regional newspapers in Northern New South Wales and Queensland came out with an exclusive investigation last week, claiming ‘secrecy’ over a chemical compound allegedly used in coal seam gas exploration and production. But what’s the real story?