There are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.
Rising gas prices and energy security issues have led to calls for more gas to be pumped into our energy system. But we need to balance that with the equally pressing need to limit greenhouse emissions.
Labs around the world make explosives all the time.
An explosive was recently made by accident in a UK lab, but many labs across the world make them for interest and application.
High gas prices have left Adelaide’s Pelican Point power station running at less than half its capacity.
South Australia's government was angry about the blackouts enforced by electricity regulators. But with much of the state's gas power offline, the regulators had little choice.
Time for another ‘reset’?
As Trump explores warmer ties to Russia, he'd be wise to brush up on the history of past resets and the role the oil industry played in each one. The results weren’t good.
Will 2017 be the year Australia sorts out its energy policy?
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The goals are clear: clean, cheap, reliable energy. But no-one can agree how we get there.
Norweigian oil rig.
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Paul Cleary makes a good case as to why Australia should follow Norway as an example of how to tax miners in Trillion Dollar Baby.
Coal seam gas developments in Queensland near Chinchilla in 2013.
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The latest survey of residents in coal seam gas regions reveals continuing lukewarm attitudes towards the industry.
An oil rig in Angola. The country could see big reductions in export and revenue from fossil fuels as the world transitions to clean energy.
The end of fossil fuels is approaching fast. But the question remains of what to do with those that remain, waiting to be sold.
A coal seam gas wellhead in Queensland.
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Extracting coal seam gas produces billions of litres of water. A new CSIRO report suggests that, when treated, this water can be pumped back underground.
Malcolm Turnbull touring one of Australia’s large LNG fields.
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The way Australia taxes companies for gas projects now lags behind our closest neighbour, Papua New Guinea, which has reformed its tax system to ensure it gets money sooner.
Mozambique has recorded significant poverty reduction in recent years.
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Mozambique has made significant progress in its fight against poverty despite recent economic and political challenges
Australia’s LNG exports have driven domestic gas prices higher.
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With gas prices high, coal-fired power has been increasing, which is bad news for carbon emissions.
Australia’s oceans are home to extraordinary marine life.
Australia has the third largest marine jurisdiction in the world, a vast ocean territory that contains important natural and biological resources. And it needs protecting.
Companies like Tesla, with batteries and electric cars, are disrupting traditional energy companies in Australia.
Energy companies shouldn't rely on government regulation to protect them from the growing disruption from renewables and increased consumer control.
Protesters march against fracking in Melbourne.
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Victoria will permanently ban unconventional gas, and extend a moratorium on onshore gas until 2020.
Could gas play a bigger role in Australia’s power sector?
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The recent meeting of Australia's energy ministers had a major focus on gas in our power sector.
Gas exports are driving massive growth in Australia’s gas demand.
South Australia's recent electricity price spike has seen calls for more gas. But Australia already has plenty.
How can we get Australian electricity heading down the right road?
The electricity market that covers most of Australia is designed to have periods of high prices, to attract new generators. But there may be better ways to encourage electricity investment.
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The EU can't be too tough on Erdogan as it relies on his nation's pipelines and shipping routes.
Chevron’s Gorgon project is one of a few in Australia subject to the petroleum resource rent tax.
Australia is missing out on revenue from some gas projects because the petroleum resource rent tax doesn't apply.