Liquefied natural gas
Natural gas industry
Emissions as usual: implications for the Safeguard Mechanism of LNG and coal mine projects
This report examines the implications of committed and proposed developments in the liquefied natural gas and coal mining sectors for reform of the Australian Safeguard Mechanism.
War gains: LNG windfall profits 2022
The author of this report argues that The $26 to $40 billion windfall received by LNG exporters in Australia should be taxed. The windfall is a result of war and in no way reflects effort by or costs faced by oil and gas companies. A...
Switch and save: how gas is costing households
This report presents new analysis on exactly how expensive gas appliances are to run compared to the electrical alternatives, and how much households can save over the long term from switching.
An assessment of Europe’s options for addressing the crisis in energy markets
Just like Australia, Europe’s energy markets are in crisis. Wholesale prices for electricity and gas have risen dramatically since early 2021. The authors of this paper examine the causes of the current very high wholesale prices, high producer rents and price volatility. They also outline...
Powering Canberra: our pathway to electrification
The ACT is preparing to electrify Canberra and transition away from the use of fossil-fuel gas by 2045. This position paper focuses on the government's work to transition the Territory away from gas use, to help reach a target of net zero emissions by 2045.
Gas inquiry 2017–2025: interim report - July 2022
This is the thirteenth interim report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) inquiry into gas supply arrangements in Australia. The ACCC has continued its focus on the operation of the East Coast Gas Market, where there are immediate and longer-term concerns.
Foreign investment in Australia: Australian big business is not Australian at all
The purpose of this paper is to revisit some earlier work that attempted to estimate the proportion of the mining industry that is foreign owned. This was made possible with access to the Bloomberg Professional Terminal database that gives corporate ownership by geographic region.
APPEA members who pay no income tax
In this paper, the author asserts that petroleum industry claims, including by the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA), that gas projects would be contributing billions of dollars in federal taxes has not eventuated.
Reducing methane emissions from global gas: policy, markets, and ecosystems
This report outlines recent global, national and sub-national efforts to curtail methane emissions from oil and gas. It analyses how demand for cleaner gas might develop, delving into the drivers for buyers and others in the gas ecosystem. It concludes with policy recommendations and suggested...
Quarterly energy dynamics Q1 2022: April 2022
AEMO has prepared this report to provide energy market participants and governments with information on the market dynamics, trends and outcomes during Q1 2022 (1 January to 31 March 2022).
Changing pathways for Australian gas: a 1.5°C scenario analysis of new Australian gas projects
While this report focuses on the risks to Australian gas projects, there are also opportunities for Australian energy companies in the transition to net-zero emissions. The ability of oil and gas producers to successfully transform their business and tap into these opportunities is another important...
Gas statement of opportunities: March 2022
The 2022 Gas Statement of Opportunities (GSOO) forecasts the adequacy of gas supplies, based on information from gas industry participants, to meet consumers’ changing gas needs from now until 2041 in Australian jurisdictions other than Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
The last drop: why it is not economic to extract more oil and gas from the North Sea
The authors of this report argue that gas extraction in the North Sea is uneconomic and that energy policy should focus on investing in renewable technologies.
Facts over fiction: debunking gas industry spin
For decades, the Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry has claimed that gas is clean, affordable and compatible with global decarbonisation goals. This report has been prepared to rebut the LNG industry’s claims with reputable data, analysis and insights.
Australia’s oil and gas reserves
This inquiry examined the issue of maximising the benefit of Australia's oil and gas reserves.
Quarterly energy dynamics Q4 2021: January 2022
AEMO has prepared this report to provide energy market participants and governments with information on the market dynamics, trends and outcomes during Q4 2021 (1 October to 31 December 2021).
Regulating gas pipelines under uncertainty: information paper
This information paper examines the factors causing downward pressure on domestic gas demand in Australia’s eastern states and options to manage the potential pricing risks for current and future gas consumers.
Undermining climate action: the Australian way
This report estimates the emissions associated with the coal and gas projects currently planned in Australia. The vast emissions that would results from current planned fossil fuelled projects in Australia are not consistent with addressing climate change and achieving net zero emissions.
Fact Check: We fact checked Barnaby Joyce on the relative size of fossil fuel exports.
Some Nationals MPs have expressed concern about the impact that cutting emissions to zero in net terms by 2050 would have on Australia's resources industries, particularly coal. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates. Verdict: Mr Joyce's claim doesn't stack up.
Oil and gas exploration and production in the Beetaloo Basin: interim report
This interim report outlines the current findings from the Senate inquiry into oil and gas exploration and production in the Beetaloo Basin, with particular reference to the Industry Research and Development (Beetaloo Cooperative Drilling Program) Instrument 2021, which provides public money for oil and gas...
Methane: creating a stink for Australia and the climate crisis
The Australian government’s 'gas led recovery' indicates deafness to a clear and present danger for all Australians. This report highlights the extent of Australia's methane problem, how it is set to grow if gas and coal continue to be pursued for domestic use and export...
Submission to oppose the Federal Register of Legislation on Industry Research and Development (Beetaloo Cooperative Drilling Program) Instrument 2021
This submission reviews some of the many new seminal studies on health impacts linked to with gas developments.
Why the Scarborough LNG development cannot proceed
Woodside and BHP’s Scarborough to Pluto LNG project is the most polluting fossil fuel project currently proposed in Australia. This report details the impacts of the project and examines Woodside’s management of climate change risks.
Too little too late: gas in the COVID recovery
This paper presents analysis of the economic data in Australia over the period from pre-COVID in late 2019 to early 2021 to show there was no 'gas-led' recovery.
Kicking the gas habit: How gas is harming our health
Decades of aggressive marketing to Australians has led to several misconceptions about gas. This report is about Australia’s gas industry, the threat it poses to our health, and the way out of kicking the gas habit for a cleaner, healthier and more prosperous future.