Woodside’s O’Neill said Australia had an opportunity to become a “regional CO2 storage leader”, offering to help countries such as Japan and South Korea.
The risk to future investment from the Australian Government’s radical intervention in the gas market has been demonstrated, with Senex Energy pausing a A$1 billion (US$674 million) domestic gas supply expansion, involving hundreds of new jobs and millions of dollars of investment in regional communities, according to APPEA.
Australia’s Labor government is planning to seize control of domestic gas prices when it introduces extraordinary new legislation to parliament on Thursday in what has been likened to a near nationalisation of gas markets.
Citing a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA), notes that Australian exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Asia would need to triple to support the region’s energy transition.
Australia’s carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) sector looks set for a boost as oil and gas companies, including BP (LON:BP), Santos (ASX:STO), and Woodside Energy (ASX:WDS), are investing heavily in large-scale projects.
Gas coupled with renewable power is a natural partnership on the road to net zero and the pairing is already cutting emissions in many countries, according to global energy advisory company RISC.
The momentum of the energy transition must be maintained without compromising energy security, and that includes affordability, as well as universal access to reliable energy. But “we can only do this through decarbonisation, not defossilisation,” said Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher.
Australia’s main oil and gas industry lobby group sees the carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) business as a crucial opportunity for Australia, as well as the oil and gas sector.
Australia’s main oil and gas industry lobby group claims there has been strong interest in acreage releases for new carbon capture and storage (CCS) opportunities off Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Significantly, Australian producers need to be at the forefront of carbon-neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG) or “green LNG” to remain competitive and CCS is considered one potential route to help achieve this.
Australian producers need to be at the forefront of carbon-neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG) or “green LNG” to remain competitive, energy research company Wood Mackenzie told delegates at the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) conference today. But progress is not fast enough.
Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher warned oil and gas industry leaders that achieving net zero emissions will be crucial for the natural gas industry to avoid coal’s fate of being shunned by equity investors and lenders.
The Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan, told the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) conference on Tuesday that the state’s market share in renewable hydrogen exports in 2030 should be similar to its share of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports today.
Andrew McConville, chief Executive of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA), told delegates at the opening of the APPEA 2021 conference in Perth today that natural gas will play a vital role in reducing Australia’s and Asia’s emissions.