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.

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.

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.

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.

MMA to sell supply bases as loss widens

Marine services company MMA Offshore will sell its Dampier and Broome supply bases to Toll Group for about $53 million to pay off debt, as the company revealed a $323.7 million half-year loss on the back of a large impairment charge.

Australis in $100m raising plan

Subiaco-based energy company Australis Oil & Gas has announced an $80 million expansion of its shale acreage in the southern US, amid plans for a $100 million raising.

$120m in new work for Monadelphous

Perth-based Monadelphous Group has received a number of contracts with multiple clients including Fortescue Metals Group, BHP Billiton and Chevron, with the work worth a combined $120 million.

One Nation not keen on fracking

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation is hoping to put an end to decades of fracking in Western Australia, if the party wins seats in the upcoming state election.

Labor picks Carnegie for Albany energy deal

WA Labor has promised the state’s sixth-largest town, Albany, would become fully powered by renewable energy – if elected – under a $19.5 million funding commitment with Carnegie Clean Energy.

Goyder to chair Woodside

Outgoing Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder has been revealed as successor to Michael Chaney as chairman of energy giant Woodside Petroleum, a week after we was named the next chairman of the AFL.

Ship launches LNG as a Pilbara logistics option

Woodside Petroleum has officially launched its latest marine craft, taking the opportunity to showcase the newly built platform supply vessel Siem Thiima in Fremantle due to its capacity to use LNG as a fuel.

Monadelphous JV lined up for $US250m contract

A joint venture between Monadelphous Group and Jacobs Engineering has struck an agreement to provide services to Oil Search’s operations in Papua New Guinea, in a deal worth up to $US250 million.

Miro to close

Specialist oil and gas advisory firm Miro Advisors is planning to wind down its operations, a little more than six years after managing director Tim Woodall opened the business.

Civmec weathering tough market

A currency depreciation and weak market conditions for resources companies have driven net profit after tax down by 42.9 per cent at Henderson-based contractor Civmec.

Valmec to work on DBP gas storage facility

Local engineering and construction group Valmec has won a $5.4 million contract for work on DBP Development Group’s Tubridgi gas storage facility near Onslow, which will be the largest in Western Australia when completed.

Coming off second best when national costs are ‘shared’

Rising gas prices on the east coast have highlighted yet another anomaly in the GST structure that costs WA.

Pacific wins power station contract with Westgold

Perth-based Pacific Energy has won a contract to build and operate a five-megawatt power station at a gold mine near Meekatharra for an undisclosed sum.