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Long-term potential for biogas, hydrogen as domgas

Biogas and hydrogen could be injected into distribution networks to partially replace natural gas for use by industry and households within decades, according to a report released today b

Carnegie raises funds for solar power project

Carnegie Clean Energy has announced plans to raise up to $6 million to fund its share of the development costs of the $20 million Northam solar power project.

Contractor fights for $13m owed by John Holland

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 boss warns against political threats

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.

Raising brings New Horizon back in play

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.

Inpex to have name up in lights under new lease deal

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.

Carnegie to build $20m solar power station

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.

Inpex seeks redeployment for Laing's workers

The developer of the Ichthys LNG project has moved to assure the 800 workers affected by Laing O'Rourke's ejection from site that it would redeploy as many as it could to keep construction going.

Hong Kong group buys Alinta in $4bn deal

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.

WA players set to battle Elon Musk for SA battery project

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.

Laing takes 800 workers off Ichthys

Engineering contractor Laing O'Rourke has taken 800 of its workers off the $US37 billion Ichthys LNG project in Darwin due to a pay dispute with its Japanese supplier.

Gas costs may drive Brickworks offshore

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.

Post-election wave for some businesses, rainy day for others

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.

Third Gorgon LNG train to begin producing early

The third LNG train at Chevron's Gorgon facility on Barrow Island is ramping up to begin producing ahead of schedule, with the milestone set to be achieved by the end of the month.

CME appoints Woodside exec as acting president

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.

BHP expects oil demand to firm

BHP Billiton has reaffirmed its optimistic view on oil markets as it seeks to invest further in the sector amid a steady recovery in prices.

Labor’s renewable energy vacuum

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.

Labor targets Western Power sale

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.

Coleman receives $3m in Woodside shares

Woodside Petroleum boss Peter Coleman has received $2.9 million worth of shares in the Perth-based energy giant as part of a short-term incentive under his executive employment contract.

GR Engineering wins Blacktip work

GR Engineering Services has been contracted for work on Eni Australia's Blacktip Gasfield operations in the Timor Sea, with the value of the work undisclosed.

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