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Eastern Europe relies on the network of gas pipelines that runs from Russia through Ukraine and Belarus. Eastern Europe relies on the network of gas pipelines that runs from Russia through Ukraine and Belarus. EPA/Eustream/AAP

Will the Ukraine crisis open up a new gas market for Australia?

The ongoing standoff between Russia and Ukraine has exacerbated Europe’s vulnerability caused by its reliance on Russian gas. The situation has locked the two nations into a dispute over paying for gas…
Trust between Vladimir Putin and Gerhard Schröder helped lubricate the Nord Stream deal. Trust between Vladimir Putin and Gerhard Schröder helped lubricate the Nord Stream deal. EPA Pool/Yuri Kadobnov

Energy trade between Europe and Russia will depend on trust

Much of the discussion on the current Ukraine crisis concerns European energy security and dependence on Russian gas. The different reactions of EU member states to the Ukraine crisis highlight an underlying…
With profitability comes responsibility - will Australia’s emissions reduction policy hold LNG producers to account? With profitability comes responsibility - will Australia’s emissions reduction policy hold LNG producers to account? AAP Image/Kim Christian

Federals faff with carbon, Western Australian emissions skyrocket

The ability of a country to make its mind up says a lot about how prepared it is for the future, its resilience and its competitive standing. How a country goes about reducing its carbon is very revealing…
Getting an agreement on gas could set the tone for other industry emissions reduction agreements. Getting an agreement on gas could set the tone for other industry emissions reduction agreements. stefo/Flickr

Could sectoral agreements solve climate change?

This is part two of a three-part series that follows on from the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report, looking at emerging alternatives to the UN climate agreement…
Labor’s jobs package provides its future direction for industry for the first time; but can it deliver, and more importantly, will it survive political opposition? Labor’s jobs package provides its future direction for industry for the first time; but can it deliver, and more importantly, will it survive political opposition? AAP

Planning for a blue-collar Australia: will Labor’s job package deliver?

Labor has finally delivered the detail of its much-awaited vision for shaping Australian industry beyond the mining boom. But will it deliver? In a two part series, UWA Professor Tim Mazzarol examines…
As LNG prices rise towards export parity, there have been calls from energy groups to implement a gas reservation scheme. As LNG prices rise towards export parity, there have been calls from energy groups to implement a gas reservation scheme. One Ten

A gas reservation scheme is protectionism in disguise

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…
Shell’s $12-billion Prelude project is likely to be the world’s first floating LNG facility. Shell’s $12-billion Prelude project is likely to be the world’s first floating LNG facility. Shell

Floating LNG: an alternative future for gas?

Governments and the energy sector are faced with the competing demands of increasing energy requirements of an increasingly wealthy population and the environmental need to mitigate carbon emissions. Anne…
Barrow Island off Western Australia may hold the key to our energy future. Barrow Island off Western Australia may hold the key to our energy future. AAP/Bill Hatto

China, India and Australian gas – who controls energy in the Asian Century?

AUSTRALIA IN THE ASIAN CENTURY – A series examining Australia’s role in the rapidly transforming Asian region. Delivered in partnership with the Australian government. Here, Dr Tina Hunter looks at the…
Is enough being done to analyse industry’s effects on the environment? Is enough being done to analyse industry’s effects on the environment? howardignatius

What is Gladstone’s LNG development really doing to the environment?

The Queensland port city of Gladstone has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Fish and other marine life have been infected by a strange parasite that seemed to make the leap to humans…

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