Multiple shale gas exploration wells are being drilled in the remote Beetaloo basin in Australia’s Northern Territory and recent results have raised expectations that the area could be on par with shale gas plays in North America. Significantly, investors could finally find out whether the shale play is commercial by the end of next year.
A new A$2 billion ($1.54 billion) Queensland Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund will be established to expand on the previous A$500 million Renewable Energy Fund in the Australian state.
Australia’s Origin Energy is progressing its export-scale liquid hydrogen project after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Port of Townsville to collaborate on the potential expansion of the port, as well as the development of a liquefaction facility, new berth and associated infrastructure.
Construction work on a $19.8million gas pipeline has been completed in Queensland.
Origin Energy has confirmed its first shipment of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) has departed the Australia Pacific LNG facility on Curtis Island in Queensland. The company said the Methane Spirit departed the Island near Gladstone earlier this month.
BG Group has begun commercial operations from the second train at its Queensland Curtis LNG plant in Australia, assuming full control of the facilities in the process.
CIMIC Group has won a contract worth $250million for work on the Surat basin project in Queensland. The agreement is with QGC which is a subsidiary of BG Group.
BG Group has loaded up its first cargo from the QCLNG (Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas) project. The company said the first vessel being loaded is from the Methane Rita Andrea. A second cargo will be loaded onto the Methan Mickie Harper which is expected in Gladstone in the first week of January.