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

Glenn Dyer November 10, 2017 3 Comments

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

Charlie Lewis September 27, 2017 2 Comments

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?

Bernard Keane September 26, 2017 15 Comments

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

Bernard Keane September 13, 2017 3 Comments

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

Bernard Keane April 27, 2017 21 Comments

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’

Bernard Keane March 9, 2017 28 Comments

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

Crikey October 12, 2016 2 Comments

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?

Paddy Manning December 3, 2014 4 Comments

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

Paddy Manning February 28, 2014 10 Comments

"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.

More supply, perhaps, but don’t hold your breath for lower gas prices

More supply, perhaps, but don’t hold your breath for lower gas prices

Paddy Manning February 27, 2014 2 Comments

Santos and AGL hope to drill more gas wells in New South Wales, but as they have an eye on the export market, this is not going to be good news for the hip pockets of gas customers.