Santos tops guidance after strong quarter

Oil and gas producer Santos has topped its guidance for 2016 with a 7 per cent rise in production and a 31 per cent jump in sales, boosted by the ramp-up of its Gladstone liquefied natural gas plant in Queensland.

Higher production at Woodside

Oil and gas producer Woodside Petroleum achieved a 3 per cent lift in production in calendar 2016, although the company expects output to fall by up to 12 per cent in the year ahead.

Whittens wins work on NSW wind farm

Local concrete construction business Whittens has won a $15 million contract with a joint venture comprising Monadelphous Group and ZEM Energy for work at the Sapphire wind farm in New South Wales.

WA LNG steady while national exports grow

National LNG exports were up 38 per cent in 2016, but Western Australian facilities did not contribute to the increase despite first gas being produced at Chevron's Gorgon project, according to the latest research from EnergyQuest.

Carnegie taps market for $5m

Recently renamed Carnegie Clean Energy has launched a $5 million capital raising to prepare itself for opportunities that may come up through its joint venture with developer Lendlease.

London calling for Po Valley

Perth oil and gas hopeful Po Valley Energy is heading to London, with the company planning to list its Sillaro gas asset in northern Italy on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market in a bid to raise up to $3.7 million.

$52m Warro impairment for Alcoa

A $52 million impairment has been taken by Alcoa World Alumina Corporation on its share of the Warro gas project in the Perth Basin, after the company determined exploration results by project operator Transerv Energy did not support the existing carrying value.

Private investors shape utilities

The proposed part sale of Western Power is not the only move towards increased private investment in the utilities sector.

Renewables drive energy shift

The growth of solar power over the next decade could cut the price of energy in WA, according to a man involved in one of the latest projects to take a step forward.

Gas pipeline owner to build storage facility

A $69 million gas storage facility will be built near Onslow by Duet Group subsidiary DBP Development Group to help producers and consumers smooth production profiles and cover planned outages.

Problems at Sandfire's solar farm

Sandfire Resources has encountered problems at its $40 million solar farm at the Degrussa copper mine, about six months after an ASX announcement suggested the power plant had been successfully commissioned.

Origin makes play for WA gas market

Perth's domestic gas users could have a choice between four retailers by July next year, with Sydney-based utility Origin Energy putting forward an application to the Economic Regulation Authority to enter the market.

Bombora puts $180m capex on wave farm

Renewable technology company Bombora Wave Power says an independent study has confirmed the viability of its first commercial project, a 60-megawatt wave farm in Portugal, which it says will cost $180 million to develop.

Monadelphous JV in wind farm job

Monadelphous Group will share in a $430 million contract to deliver the 270 megawatt Sapphire wind farm in NSW through its joint venture with ZEM Energy.

Programmed wins Prelude work

Perth-based Programmed Maintenance Services has won a contract to provide staffing and logistical support services at Shell's Prelude floating natural gas project in the Browse Basin.

APA signs Emu Downs offtake deal with Synergy

Energy infrastructure company APA Group has entered into an agreement with Synergy for the purchase of power from its Emu Downs solar farm near Cervantes, with construction of the project now set to begin next month.

DAP approval for $160m Cunderdin solar farm

A $160 million project to build a utility scale solar farm near Cunderdin has received Development Assessment Panel approval and could be producing at 100 megawatts in time for Christmas next year.

Chevron, AWE moves improving gas certainty

Certainty around the state's domestic gas supply received a boost today, with the Chevron-led Gorgon project delivering first domgas to Synergy and AWE taking the next step towards the development of stage two at the Waitsia gas field.

Chevron to spend $US2bn on Gorgon, Wheatstone

Energy giant Chevron has committed $US2 billion ($A2.7 billion) next year towards completing its Gorgon and Wheatstone projects in Western Australia.

WA assets in Santos spin-off

Four Western Australian projects will be included in a planned spin-off from energy player Santos in a bid to increase cash flow and cut debt, including facilities at Thevenard and Barrow islands.