Topic archives: natural gas

Gas industry roll-out linked to startling rise in Darling Downs hospital admissions

January 15, 2018 32

A recent report published in the International Journal of Environmental Studies has found that circulatory and respiratory diseases in Darling Downs communities have skyrocketed since the arrival coal seam gas mining, and points to significant failures in regulation.

Is high Chinese demand about to wreck the government’s gas deal?

and November 10, 2017 3

A surge in demand for LNG in China is dragging gas prices upward, which spells trouble for the government's effort to keep a lid on domestic prices.

Energy experts decry Turnbull opting for convenience over clear policy

September 27, 2017 2

Short-sited goals, big egos and too much opining are hobbling Australia's energy goals, a recent meeting of experts has said.

Gas crisis: warning! warning! warning! Um, what comes next?

September 26, 2017 15

Gas companies should be careful - the Prime Minister really will use a gas reservation. He will, you know! Don't try him! And what does the competition regulator think of all this?

Developing countries punch back at mining giants

September 13, 2017 3

Once feared by governments, mining multinationals are now discovering that the growing hostility to neoliberalism has left them exposed.

Gas companies — especially Santos — have brought regulation on themselves

April 27, 2017 21

Australia's gas companies have forced Malcolm Turnbull to impose export regulation on them. And all of us who backed liberalisation of energy markets have to accept we were wrong.

Plenty of blame to go round for gas ‘crisis’

March 9, 2017 28

The "crisis" in gas supply has been a long time coming and the Coalition's war on climate policy has made it worse.

Fracking could blow huge holes in NT Labor’s unity

October 12, 2016 2

Less than two months into the new NT Labor government, the controversial issue of fracking is threatening the party's newfound unity, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.

Should we leave the Cooper Basin gas reserve right where it is?

Should we leave the Cooper Basin gas reserve right where it is?

December 3, 2014 4

No one disputes that there is a lot of shale gas in the Cooper Basin -- but with falling oil prices, it might not be worth the cost of bringing it to the surface.

‘Hope is not a strategy’: time for gas market reform

‘Hope is not a strategy’: time for gas market reform

February 28, 2014 10

"Hoping to be able to meet overseas demands is not a strategy," the NSW Energy Minister says. The gas market is distorted and in desperate need of reform. Crikey concludes its special investigation.