The loss-making Gove aluminium refinery and bauxite mine in Nhulunbury, Arnhem Land, will not be getting a gas supply.
The loss-making Gove peninsula aluminium refinery and bauxite mine in Nhulunbuy, in the Northern Territory’s Arnhem Land, will have its fate decided tomorrow.
Queensland is poised to become a major export hub for liquefied natural gas (LNG). Given the West Australian experience, where LNG is already exported to Asia, this will cause domestic gas prices to rise. According to the DomGas Alliance, a group of Western Australian energy users, “gas prices have risen sharply from $2.50 per gigajoule in Western Australia to $8/GJ”.
As manufacturers face a gas and energy supply crisis, what is being done to address the issue and ensure they can power on.
Upstream solar photovoltaic suppliers will see a year of intense consolidation in 2013, as the industry is buffeted by rapidly falling prices, mounting losses and massive operational costs.
A surge in US gas projects gaining export approval is expected to make an impact on Australian gas producers and users.
CSIRO will lead an Australian solar thermal research initiative, aiming to lower the cost of solar thermal power from 25 to 10 cents per kilowatt hour.
Craig Around, the Australia and New Zealand managing director of Dow Chemical, has hit back at suggestions that Australian manufacturers are looking for gas subsidies.
The Australasian Convenience and Petrol Marketers Association has warned of a possible diesel shortage leading up to Christmas.
A diesel leak at the Geelong Shell refinery, which began early this morning, has been contained.
A sugar mill in Bundaberg is set to cuts its use of coal for power from 16,000 tonnes a year to nearly nothing.
The Australian managing director of Alcoa, Alan Cransberg, has called for Australia to use its natural gas supply more effectively.
A report shows expenditure on energy as a percentage of turnover increased by 10% between 2008 and 2011, as pressures mount from the carbon tax and rising electricity bills.
While the unpopular carbon tax comes into force this month it is linked to some good news in the form of the generous $800m CleanTechnology Investment Program (CTIP) specifically for Australian manufacturers.
Australia’s troubled iron and steel manufacturing industry is expected to fall 15.6% in FY2012-13, new research predicts.
Australia is lagging behind Asia, the US and Europe when it comes to manufacturing clean energy technology, a report has found.
An Australian defence industry manufacturer has made major contributions to the development of commercialised tidal power generation.
Air compressors can be costly to run, but knowing your system requirements is the first step to reducing unnecessary expenditure.
Selecting the right energy efficient motor can deliver significant cost savings for local manufacturers.
CSIRO is set release its latest findings to the Government on carbon dioxide capture technology following a four year $21 million research program aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Australian coal-fired power stations.