Premier Colin Barnett must make third party access to the Pilbara railways of BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto a condition of any relaxation of their respective state agreements, the North West Iron Ore Alliance said today.
Woodside chairman Michael Chaney expects a "good slate of candidates" to put their hand up for the top job of Australia's premier oil and gas producer, in the wake of chief executive Don Voelte's decision to retire in the middle of next year.
Eric Ripper's leadership of the state Labor party came under friendly fire today when federal resources minister Martin Ferguson questioned the state opposition's attacks on the compulsory acquisition of land at James Price Point for an LNG processing hub
Miners will have more chances to comment on the proposed mining tax in coming months, even though the government's tax implementation panel still aimed to report by the end of the year, federal resources minister Martin Ferguson said today.
Chinese-controlled Perth miner Perilya has unveiled a friendly $186 million takeover of Canadian copper miner GlobeStar Mining Corporation that will see the base metals producer spread its wings to the Caribbean and Canada.
TESTING the federal government’s flexibility on the final shape of its planned mining tax will be the focus of resources company executives when they meet with the Don Argus-led tax implementation panel in Perth over the next two days.
ENERGY Minister Peter Collier will next week underline the government’s plan to shore up the state’s energy security by visiting a major gas storage facility near Dongara with the potential to boost Western Australia’s gas supplies by 15 per cent.
TUMBLING Australian-dollar oil and gas prices took the wind out of the sails of Western Australia’s petroleum producers last financial year, despite the state further cementing its title as the nation’s premier petroleum exporter.
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State energy minister Peter Collier has moved to reassure Western Australian electricity generators they will continue to receive tens of millions of dollars in capacity credit payments following a revamp of Verve Energy's operating contract.
THE gulf between gas buyers and producers in Western Australia continues to widen as local industry pushes harder for government intervention to curb rising prices and force suppliers to deliver more gas.
THE ‘donga’ has long been ubiquitous at most Western Australian mine sites as a relatively cheap and effective form of on-site accommodation that can deployed rapidly and then re-used at the end of a project’s life.
THE Federal government has agreed the powers of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority need to be expanded significantly to avert any repeat of major incidents such as the Montara oil spill or Varanus Island gas explosion.