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Murdoch, Chevron unite for Harry Butler Institute

The legacy of one of Western Australia’s environmental pioneers has been recognised with the launch of the Harry Butler Institute – an initiative set up through a partnership between Murdoch University and energy giant Chevron.

Wyatt moves to enable Alinta access to NWIS

The state government plans to prepare reforms to allow third-party access in the North West Interconnected System, the Pilbara’s electricity network, ready for a cabinet decision in March 2018, in a move that would end years of impasse.

Woodside to spend $400m on Fifo camp

Woodside Petroleum is hoping to win state government backing for a new 700-bed fly-in, fly-out camp at Karratha, after selecting a consortium led by Multiplex and Compass Group to build, own and operate the facility.

SRG wins $26m contract in Kuwait

Perth-based SRG has won a $26.5 million contract for work on an LNG project in Kuwait for Hyundai Engineering and Construction.

Summit generates $37m despite plant trip

Two of Western Australia’s biggest power stations have earned after-tax profits of around $37 million in the 12 months to March, despite one of the generators being out of action, according to the annual report of their part owner.

Carnegie weighs wave options

ASX-listed Carnegie Clean Energy is evaluating three sites for the initial deployment of its CETO 6 wave power technology, including Albany and Cornwall, after it was confirmed today its Garden Island microgrid project will initially not include wave power.

South Hedland power plant not ready: Fortescue

Fortescue Metals Group claimed today that a new power station built by Canadian company TransAlta Corporation at South Hedland had failed to achieve commercial production, while the miner also announced it would buy back a second power station it sold to TransAlta in 2012.

Buru to raise funds for Ungani

Onshore oil company Buru Energy has tapped investors for $10.2 million to fund ongoing development of its Ungani operation in the Canning Basin.

Miro directors resurface

Six months after shutting down specialist oil and gas advisory firm Miro Advisers, Tim Woodall has joined the board of Melbourne-based explorer and producer FAR as a non-executive director.

WA wins for subsea work

Two Western Australian businesses have been recognised for their achievements in the subsea engineering sector at the 2017 Subsea Energy Australia awards.

Commissioning complete at Sth Hedland power station

Commissioning has been completed today at a 150-megawatt gas power station in South Hedland built by Canadian energy company TransAlta, to power Horizon Power customers and Fortescue Metals Group’s operations.

Rule change to boost renewables

Renewable energy company WestGen has moved close to proceeding with WA’s second new solar farm this year, after appointing key contractors for its $75 million Byford project.

Mixed outlook for China

Chinese demand for Australian natural resources could be on a longer-term path of slow growth, although a major international development project could bring some benefits.

Tough leaves Aurora Labs for CEFC

Samantha Tough has become the third director to step down this year from the board of 3D printing company Aurora Labs, which has experienced a wild ride since listing on the ASX last August, initially enjoying a spectacular share price rally before losing most of the gains.

Fracking moratorium hit to under-pressure gas plays

SPECIAL REPORT: Ongoing uncertainty over state government policy and a lengthy approvals process are muddying the waters for local energy hopefuls.

Jockeying for position in Perth Basin

SPECIAL REPORT: Only a small number of oil and gas players in the Perth Basin are moving forward on projects.

Walker replaces Aitken at Empire

Former Canaccord Genuity head of energy Asia Pacific, Angus Walker, has taken over the helm of Perth Basin energy producer Empire Oil & Gas today after the resignation of managing director Ken Aitken.

WindTurbine seeks ASX listing

A Wangara-based renewable technology company is seeking to list on the ASX through the reverse takeover of dormant Perth company Axxis Technology.

WA biggest winner from Inpex project

Tokyo-based Inpex’s Ichthys LNG project will provide a $34 billion boost to incomes in Western Australia across the period to 2050, and generate about $73 billion of tax revenue, according to an economic impact report by Acil Allen Consulting released today.

Commercial solar momentum builds

Schools, aged care facilities, shopping centres and bars are among the eclectic mix of establishments installing solar panels, amid predictions commercial rooftop installations could grow by nearly a gigawatt in Perth and surrounds by 2037.

Prelude to an LNG drag race

OPINION: The resources world is watching to see how the technology on Shell’s Prelude platform performs against Inpex’s more traditional Ichthys operation.

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