Tag: Gas

Old Dog Thought- Climate did in the world’s best wall builder in a day. What will it do to Morrison’s corrupt Gas and CoalKeeper recovery?

Image

Fighting Fake News with REAL 27/8/21; Democracy Corrupted; Taylor’s “CoalKeeper” Public Handouts; Gas; Trump’s Wall blown over by Climate

Gas Myths: Australians pay 7th highest prices in world despite being biggest gas exporter – Michael West

Australia is the biggest exporter of gas, bar none, in the world, yet we are paying the seventh-highest prices for gas in the world. Callum Foote reports on the gas cartel and the myth there is a gas “market”.

Source: Gas Myths: Australians pay 7th highest prices in world despite being biggest gas exporter – Michael West

It’s the forest, silly! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Pilliga forests are a significant water, biodiversity and carbon sink resource, yet our governments want to turn it into a gas-field. Now is the time to rethink how we value and manage our irreplaceable natural resources.

Source: It’s the forest, silly! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The gas-fired recovery – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Australian Federal Court has ruled that the Nation’s Environment Minister and Government “has a legal duty not to cause harm to young people of Australia by exacerbating climate change when approving coal mining projects.” While the case will eventually get to the High Court, it is hard to make a logical argument that expansion or creation of infrastructure that produces fossil fuel for consumption doesn’t also increase carbon emissions.

Source: The gas-fired recovery – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Snowflake’s Chance in Hell: prospects slim at best for PEP11 gas rig off the coast of Sydney – Michael West

PEP11

It is embarrassing enough that the government is even considering PEP11, the proposal to drill for gas directly off the coast of Australia’s most populous beaches and wealthiest economic zone. The final decision rests with Resources Minister Keith Pitt. Luke Stacey and Michael West report.

Source: Snowflake’s Chance in Hell: prospects slim at best for PEP11 gas rig off the coast of Sydney – Michael West

Shell expects to pay Australia no resource tax on gas drawn from Gorgon project | Royal Dutch Shell | The Guardian

Shell logo

Fossil fuel multinational Shell does not believe it will ever pay the Australian government a cent in resource taxes for the gas it draws from the country’s biggest gas project, Gorgon.

Source: Shell expects to pay Australia no resource tax on gas drawn from Gorgon project | Royal Dutch Shell | The Guardian

JobSlayer: gas giants grab $300m subsidy then axe 3000 workers – Michael West

JobSlayer: gas giants grab $300m subsidy then axe 3000 workers – Michael West
Gas industry sacks workers

The Government touts gas as being a key plank of JobMaker, its Covid-19 recession recovery plan. To help “support jobs” the government has given the gas industry $300 million of taxpayers’ money in subsidies. In return, the industry has cut about 3000 workers, more than 10% of it workforce, in a boom production year. Mark Ogge and Elizabeth Minter report.

JobSlayer: gas giants grab $300m subsidy then axe 3000 workers – Michael West

Gas won’t fuel Australia’s recovery or reduce emissions. It’s a mirage | Greg Jericho | Business | The Guardian

Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) Project

The truth is gas is both too expensive and too dirty. We’ve known this for nearly a decade

Gas won’t fuel Australia’s recovery or reduce emissions. It’s a mirage | Greg Jericho | Business | The Guardian

Benefits of Coalition’s ‘gas-led recovery’ overstated and declining usage inevitable, report finds | Environment | The Guardian

brightly lit gas plant against a blue sky

The gas industry will inevitably decline as an energy source for industry and homes due to both economic and environmental issues, and will not deliver the Morrison government’s promised “gas-led recovery”, a new report finds.The gas industry will inevitably decline as an energy source for industry and homes due to both economic and environmental issues, and will not deliver the Morrison government’s promised “gas-led recovery”, a new report finds.

Benefits of Coalition’s ‘gas-led recovery’ overstated and declining usage inevitable, report finds | Environment | The Guardian

Why is Morrison like the 3 monkeys? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Years ago the “I see no evil, I hear no evil, I speak no evil” 3 wise monkeys ornaments were frequently on display. Abbreviate that to “Blind, Deaf, Dumb”, drop the word ‘wise’ and use the modern connotation of Dumb as being Stupid, and you have summed up Morrison.

Why is Morrison like the 3 monkeys? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A Savage Call: energy tsar calls time on Australia’s gas cartel – Michael West

Clare Savage, AER

The Government and its Covid Commission are pushing a $6 billion gas pipeline while new energy regulator, Clare Savage, calls into question the future of the gas networks. Meanwhile Australians still pay more for gas than customers overseas pay for Australian gas. Michael West reports on the momentous upheaval in energy.

It is one short sentence but a sentence with remarkable implications for the nation:

“If not, the economic life of the assets could be limited.”

The new chair of the Australian Energy Regulator, Clare Savage, is saying that if the gas transmission networks do not convert to hydrogen, these assets may be stranded; that’s many billions of dollars in gas pipelines stranded.

“She is calling time on a multi-billion dollar industry,” says energy analyst Bruce Robertson.

The candid assessment from Clare Savage is even more remarkable considering the Government, with the connivance of its Covid-19 Commission, is pushing plans to build a $6 billion gas pipeline from Western Australia to the East Coast.

via A Savage Call: energy tsar calls time on Australia’s gas cartel – Michael West

Santos blows $7 billion in five years and no relief for gas customers – Michael West

As Santos reports its profits this week, there is one number you are unlikely to hear from chief Kevin Gallagher: $7 billion. That’s $7 billion in gas losses over five years. Bruce Robertson reports on the government’s penchant for backing a big loss industry, future gas liabilities and the Federal Government’s gas deal with the states.

via Santos blows $7 billion in five years and no relief for gas customers – Michael West

Old Dogs Thoughts- White women are liars according to Pauline; The Amazon is burning and it’s not normal; Oiling the gears of the market and politics;

Fighting Fake News with REAL,19/9/19; Amazon is still burnining and it’s never been normal; Oiling and the Gears of Politics and the Market Place; Women ar liars and men are their Victims;

How Australia blew its future gas supplies

Widespread blackouts avoided by gas deal

things remain so dire that there is talk of importing gas, either the Australian stuff on sale so cheaply overseas, or supplies from one of our competitors, Qatar.

Back on the farm, our parents, who knew how to provide without running out of anything, would have been scandalised almost beyond words.

via How Australia blew its future gas supplies

Renewables generated more electricity than brown coal over summer, report finds | Australia news | The Guardian

 

A solar panel array at the Windorah solar farm

Renewable energy generated more electricity than brown coal during Australia’s summer for the first time in 2017-18, according to a new report by Green Energy Markets.

via Renewables generated more electricity than brown coal over summer, report finds | Australia news | The Guardian

Why Turnbull Has A Gas Problem And Why Vaccinations Are Not Safe! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Mm, it gets hard… I’ve spent several days trying to reconcile the idea that certain people can both admire a leader like Vlad Putin suggesting that Australia needs a leader like him, while arguing that any attempts to persuade people to vaccinate their children is an attempt to impose a dictatorship and we all should…

Source: Why Turnbull Has A Gas Problem And Why Vaccinations Are Not Safe! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Catastrophic California Gas Leak Could Take More Than Three Months To Fix | IFLScience

A natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon, California, has been spewing out 50,000 kilograms (110,000 pounds) of gas every hour for more than two months, and officials say it could take another three to four months to bring the situation under control. The leak first occurred on October 23, when the casing of a gas storage well operated by Southern California (SoCal) Gas failed. Strangely, the cause of this failure is not known, and attempts to stop the flow of gas by pumping liquid directly into the well in order to seal the rupture have been unsuccessful.

Source: Catastrophic California Gas Leak Could Take More Than Three Months To Fix | IFLScience