Private company Applied Electro Systems has become enmeshed in a legal fight with construction giant John Holland after the two businesses had a falling out over contracted work on Chevron's Gorgon gas project.
Chevron managing director of Australasia Nigel Hearne has confirmed a fourth LNG train at the Gorgon project won't be happening in the near term, while calling on governments not to buckle to calls for higher taxes and increased regulation that will reduce competitiveness of the industry.
Dormant explorer New Horizon Coal has extended its deadline for an $18.8 million capital raising after receiving an underwriting commitment for 70 per cent of the target amount, as it looks to shift its focus to oil.
Oil and gas giant Inpex will hang its logo 24 storeys above the Perth CBD, after confirming it will stay put at 100 St Georges Terrace, one of two new leases covering 20,000 square metres in the ISPT-owned building.
Renewable-focused Carnegie Clean Energy has announced it is developing a $20 million, 10-megawatt solar power station in Northam, which it says will generate enough electricity to power 4,000 homes for 25 years.
Western Australia's biggest gas retailer, Alinta Energy, has been bought by a Hong Kong jewellery and property conglomerate, with Premier-elect Mark McGowan saying the deal confirmed his opposition to privatisation.
Australian Vanadium has joined fellow Perth company Carnegie Clean Energy in hoping to help solve South Australia's energy crisis, today committing to tender to build a battery storage facility in that state.
Soaring gas prices on Australia's east coast are making manufacturing difficult or even impossible, the competition watchdog has warned, as a gas 'crisis' puts jobs in brickmaking and other industries at risk.
Shares in Carnegie Clean Energy jumped 23 per cent today, with the company likely to receive financial support for an Albany wave project from the newly elected state government, while environmental activists are already putting pressure on uranium miners.
Woodside Petroleum executive Jeroen Buren has been named acting president of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, filling the role left vacant by Brian Reilly, who has moved to Canada to take on a new role with Cameco.
ANALYSIS: One of the sleeper issues in the election campaign is the strategy for renewable energy over the next four years. There has been surprisingly little debate on the issue, which affects householders and business alike.
WA Labor has demanded the Liberals guarantee a privatisation of Western Power won't lead to electricity price rises and release legislation on the deal, while the Liberals say prices will not be impacted because they are independently regulated.