ENERGY giant Chevron has given Western Australian gas customers fresh cause for optimism, promising to start domestic supplies from its $25 billion Wheatstone liquefied natural gas project at Onslow in tandem with first gas exports in 2016.
OSBORNE Park-based remedial construction services group Central Systems has moved up a gear in its aggressive growth strategy under new chief Richard Eden, acquiring Bayswater protective coatings specialist Asset Systems for an undisclosed sum.
Japanese company Inpex and Britain's BG Group have both announced significant milestones in their efforts to develop major liquefied natural gas projects in the Northern Territory and Queensland respectively.
The head of Australia's competition watchdog has taken a veiled swipe at Australia's big banks, declaring "price signalling" in public statements was a growing concern and should be subject to more stringent policing powers.
FORTUNATE timing has given an unexpected fillip to the low-profile foreign owners of the Tiwest mineral sands joint venture following the completion of a $120 million expansion of its Kwinana refinery.
Chinese conglomerate China Guangshou Group Corp has thrown its weight behind Perth junior Victory West Moly's Malala molybdenum project in Indonesia, potentially paving the way for production to start within two years.
The high-powered Bob Browning-led team now driving listed shell Australasia Consolidated has given investors few hints over its likely investment plans as it charts a new course over the next few months.
EMERGING Pilbara miners have begun lobbying the state government for a better deal on infrastructure access in the wake of BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto’s decision to scrap their planned $120 billion iron ore joint venture.
WOODSIDE Petroleum chief executive Don Voelte’s appointment to a federal business roundtable on climate change shapes as a fitting podium for the outspoken Nebraskan in his final year at the helm of Australia’s premier gas company.
THE state government is expected to co-sponsor a major expansion of the Mondarra gas storage facility near Dongara as a key plank in its strategy to guard against any repeat of the disruption caused by the 2008 Varanus Island explosion.
THE head of Western Australia’s largest domestic gas supplier has rejected claims from big consumers that the state is facing a shortage of gas supplies in the wake of rising liquefied natural gas exports.
THE nation’s peak oil and gas lobby has demanded significant modifications to the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax before it is extended across the entire Australian oil and gas industry to ensure small producers enjoy the same tax breaks as junior miners.