Coal seam gas an opportunity too good to let slip by
Wednesday 28th Dec 2011
The not-in-my-backyarders could force NSW to miss out on a golden chance, writes Alan Moran. New technology has allowed coal seam gas to become prominent as an energy source.
Santos locks in $1.2bn for GLNG
Friday 23rd Dec 2011
SANTOS said today it has sourced $US1.2 billion of financing from export credit agencies for its $US16 billion gas-export joint venture at Gladstone in Queensland.
Santos puts case for gas with talk of jobs boom
Saturday 17th Dec 2011
EXPLOITATION of a coal-seam gas field covering 44,000sq km in northwest NSW could create 2900 permanent full-time jobs and boost the state's economy by more than $15 billion over 20 years, according to new economic modelling.
Tim Flannery backs coal-seam gas and mining industry
Tuesday 25th Oct 2011
THE nation's most prominent environmentalist, Tim Flannery, has spoken out in support of the coal-seam gas industry, warning that opposition to such exploration could lead to
Fortescue confident of continuing China growth
Tuesday 18th Oct 2011
FORTESCUE Metals Group expects iron ore demand to remain strong, adding to the sector's confidence in the China growth story.
Santos to spend $16 billion over next four years to bring Gladstone liquefied natural gas project online
Wednesday 12th Oct 2011
SANTOS and its partners will spend $10,000 a minute over the next four years to bring their Gladstone liquefied natural gas project online.
Olympic-sized boost to economy
Tuesday 11th Oct 2011
BHP Billiton has won approval to extend Olympic Dam dramatically, creating the world's biggest open cut mine in a project expected to tip $45 billion into the economy.
BHP wins environmental approval for Olympic Dam expansion
Tuesday 11th Oct 2011
BHP Billiton's management will move swiftly to finalise plans for its $30 billion Olympic Dam expansion after the project moved closer to board approval yesterday by winning support from the federal government.
Coal seam gas will be 'essential' for NSW
Thursday 6th Oct 2011
THE development of a major coal seam gas industry side-by-side with agriculture is ''essential'' in NSW, and demand for gas will triple in the next 20 years, the state government has said in a submission to an upper house inquiry.
Eastern gas industry to promote economic and environmental prosperity
Wednesday 5th Oct 2011
Developing a strong domestic gas industry will have a positive impact on greenhouse gas emissions, energy pricing and jobs according to two new reports compiled by the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association and the Queensland Gas Commissioner.