South Australia steps on the gas to secure its energy supply

Recent articles


Tweets

13 February 20, 11:05am Nominations are now open for APPEA's 2020 Environment and Safety Excellence Awards recognising outstanding leadersh… https://t.co/sgXCcaIOlg
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Thu Feb 13 01:05:37 +0000 2020" ["id"]=> int(1227760703987077120) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1227760703987077120" ["text"]=> string(196) "Nominations are now open for APPEA's 2020 Environment and Safety Excellence Awards recognising outstanding leadersh… https://t.co/sgXCcaIOlg" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(0) { } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(0) { } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/sgXCcaIOlg" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1227760703987077120" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(117) [1]=> int(140) } } } } ["source"]=> string(71) "Twitter Web App" ["in_reply_to_status_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_status_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_screen_name"]=> NULL ["user"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(0) ["favorite_count"]=> int(1) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd
12 February 20, 3:06pm Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel @ScienceChiefAu tells @PressClubAust there's a clear pathway to sustaina… https://t.co/IZzdBOADAC
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Wed Feb 12 05:06:14 +0000 2020" ["id"]=> int(1227458871926689792) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1227458871926689792" ["text"]=> string(327) "Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel @ScienceChiefAu tells @PressClubAust there's a clear pathway to sustaina… https://t.co/IZzdBOADAC" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(0) { } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(2) { [0]=> array(5) { ["screen_name"]=> string(14) "ScienceChiefAu" ["name"]=> string(15) "Chief Scientist" ["id"]=> int(3158689771) ["id_str"]=> string(10) "3158689771" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(43) [1]=> int(58) } } [1]=> array(5) { ["screen_name"]=> string(13) "PressClubAust" ["name"]=> string(19) "National Press Club" ["id"]=> int(22439643) ["id_str"]=> string(8) "22439643" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(65) [1]=> int(79) } } } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/IZzdBOADAC" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1227458871926689792" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(117) [1]=> int(140) } } } } ["source"]=> string(66) "Twitter Web Client" ["in_reply_to_status_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_status_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_screen_name"]=> NULL ["user"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(8) ["favorite_count"]=> int(14) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd
10 February 20, 8:16pm APPEA Chief Executive @sententia_gas speaking at corporate affairs and members event in #Perth. The #oilandgas indu… https://t.co/QBRBnCWFyt
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Mon Feb 10 10:16:06 +0000 2020" ["id"]=> int(1226812077018238977) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1226812077018238977" ["text"]=> string(401) "APPEA Chief Executive @sententia_gas speaking at corporate affairs and members event in #Perth. The #oilandgas indu… https://t.co/QBRBnCWFyt" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(2) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(5) "Perth" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(88) [1]=> int(94) } } [1]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(9) "oilandgas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(100) [1]=> int(110) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(5) { ["screen_name"]=> string(13) "sententia_gas" ["name"]=> string(17) "Andrew McConville" ["id"]=> int(82637774) ["id_str"]=> string(8) "82637774" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(22) [1]=> int(36) } } } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/QBRBnCWFyt" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1226812077018238977" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(117) [1]=> int(140) } } } } ["source"]=> string(82) "Twitter for iPhone" ["in_reply_to_status_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_status_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_screen_name"]=> NULL ["user"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(1) ["favorite_count"]=> int(3) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd
31 January 20, 6:31pm Today’s agreement between the Australian and #NSW governments should facilitate increased #gas supply, lower emissi… https://t.co/RvIJ2FApQN
array(24) { ["created_at"]=> string(30) "Fri Jan 31 08:31:57 +0000 2020" ["id"]=> int(1223161985002377216) ["id_str"]=> string(19) "1223161985002377216" ["text"]=> string(330) "Today’s agreement between the Australian and #NSW governments should facilitate increased #gas supply, lower emissi… https://t.co/RvIJ2FApQN" ["truncated"]=> bool(true) ["entities"]=> array(4) { ["hashtags"]=> array(2) { [0]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(3) "NSW" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(45) [1]=> int(49) } } [1]=> array(2) { ["text"]=> string(3) "gas" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(90) [1]=> int(94) } } } ["symbols"]=> array(0) { } ["user_mentions"]=> array(0) { } ["urls"]=> array(1) { [0]=> array(4) { ["url"]=> string(23) "https://t.co/RvIJ2FApQN" ["expanded_url"]=> string(52) "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1223161985002377216" ["display_url"]=> string(29) "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…" ["indices"]=> array(2) { [0]=> int(117) [1]=> int(140) } } } } ["source"]=> string(66) "Twitter Web Client" ["in_reply_to_status_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_status_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_user_id_str"]=> NULL ["in_reply_to_screen_name"]=> NULL ["user"]=> string(8) "APPEALtd" ["geo"]=> NULL ["coordinates"]=> NULL ["place"]=> NULL ["contributors"]=> NULL ["is_quote_status"]=> bool(false) ["retweet_count"]=> int(7) ["favorite_count"]=> int(7) ["favorited"]=> bool(false) ["retweeted"]=> bool(false) ["possibly_sensitive"]=> bool(false) ["lang"]=> string(2) "en" }
by APPEALtd

The South Australian Government has recognised the key role natural gas has in underpinning the state’s energy security.

APPEA South Australia Director Matthew Doman said the Government’s energy plan unveiled in mid-March highlights gas is crucial in smoothing Australia’s move to a low-emissions energy future.

“The State Government has taken decisive action to ensure natural gas is once again playing a major role in meeting the energy needs of South Australia,” Mr Doman said.

“It moves to develop more gas-fired generation and encourage more local gas production will help secure reliable, affordable energy for South Australian homes, businesses and industry.”

Natural gas has traditionally supplied the bulk of SA’s energy needs. But in recent years that has been reduced by the increased contribution of subsidised renewables and a reliance on the interconnection to Victorian brown coal-fired power.

However, the greater the use of wind and solar power, the greater the need for gas-fired generation to back-up these intermittent power sources.

“South Australia needs a more reliable energy mix and new economic opportunities.

“Onshore gas development can deliver both.

“APPEA welcomes the additional incentives for natural gas exploration and development, which will in turn enable more gas-fired electricity to make our power supply more reliable.

The state’s Plan for Accelerating Exploration (PACE) Gas grants awarded on 17 March would also help bring more gas to market and benefit local businesses and consumers.

The companies awarded grants under the latest round of the PACE program – Santos, Beach Energy, Senex and Strike Energy – were committed to the responsible development of South Australia’s natural resources.

“Unlike other governments which have chosen to lock up their gas resources, South Australia continues to set the pace when it comes to supporting the safe and responsible development of natural gas,” Mr Doman said.

“The local gas industry will now work with the Government and community to help secure reliable, affordable energy supply for South Australians.”