On August 6, the federal government released a major announcement on gas pricing. The body of changes hopes to bring down gas prices for domestic and industrial consumers. Industry and manufacturers will play an important role in the plan. In a statement to Manufacturers’ Monthly, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor, said that, … Continue reading Government announces reforms to gas pricing
The opposition will today announce a national interest test policy for new gas projects or expansions, claiming that Australia is the only developed nation on earth that allows exporters dictate the terms of LNG production and sale. The Australian Financial Review reportsthat shadow treasurer Chris Bowen will announce the policy during a visit to an … Continue reading Labor to announce national interest test for gas developments
The Coalition Northern Territory government has dismissed the idea of a gas reservation policy, claiming that it would make the territory less attractive to investors.
A report from the Grattan Institute predicts liquefied natural gas exports will be worth $60 billion a year and big domestic gas price rises.
A coalition led by the Australian Workers Union has launched its Reserve Our Gas campaign, pushing for an Australian gas reservation scheme.
The Australian Workers Union’s new national secretary has announced plans to campaign for a reservation of 15 – 20 per cent of local gas.
Manufacturing Australia has re-stated its warning that a lack of intervention in Australia’s gas market will see many industry jobs lost.
Manufacturing Australia has said that the transition to exports from large-scale LNG developments on the east coast could be “devastating” for industry.
Peter Reith’s Gas Market Taskforce report for the Victorian Government came with high expectations.
Electricity and the carbon price have dominated our national policy debate in the past three years, but in the first 100 days of the next government’s life, there’ll be a new energy problem to tackle: natural gas.
Lobby group Manufacturing Australia is behind a campaign, Gas For Jobs, which is pushing for political intervention to ease the upward pressure on gas prices.
Last month the Plastics and Chemicals Industry Association released its industry roadmap, Adding Value, offering governments advice on how the sector could be helped to do its job better. Brent Balinski spoke to PACIA’s CEO Margaret Donnan about Australia’s “broken” gas market and more.
The Plastics and Chemicals Industry Association’s national conference has heard the managing director of BASF Australia & New Zealand claim that Australia’s gas market has failed manufacturers.
Andrew Liveris, the Australia-born CEO of Dow Chemical, has joined Manufacturing Australia in requesting that the federal government take action to make gas more affordable for users.
James Fazzino, the CEO of Incitec Pivot, spoke of the need for governments to act on high Australian gas prices as the company announced a 23 per cent decline in first-half profits on Monday.
Free gas marketeers are content to “kill” Australian manufacturing and other sectors, and to allow to country to become dependent on resource exports, according to Dow Chemical CEO and chairman Andrew Liveris.
Andrew Liveris, the CEO and chairman of Dow Chemical Company, has criticised the cost of gas prices in Australia and highlighted the benefits of cheap shale gas to manufacturers in the US.