23 09, 2022

Is the Gas Industry Dying? (Video)

By |2022-11-17T20:52:01+00:00September 23, 2022|Natural Gas|Comments Off on Is the Gas Industry Dying? (Video)

The gas industry is dying, as nations worldwide are transforming their economies with clean energy. Find out more in this video. Investing in the gas industry makes no sense for the planet or our economy. Nations around the world are moving away from expensive, polluting fossil fuels and adopting cleaner, cheaper energy, such as wind and solar.  For countries like Australia, the gas industry is existing on life support – kept alive only by fossil fuel interests and taxpayer [...]

8 09, 2022

A Closer Look at Methane: The Potent Greenhouse Gas

By |2022-11-17T20:11:47+00:00September 8, 2022|Natural Gas|Comments Off on A Closer Look at Methane: The Potent Greenhouse Gas

Methane is a greenhouse gas and a growing source of concern for scientists worldwide. It is a leading cause of global warming, and one of the biggest sources of methane is natural gas. This is a problem for Australia, where the preceding federal government endorsed a 'gas led recovery' from the COVID-19 pandemic, and Labor policies continue to support this polluting industry. In Australia, methane emissions from natural gas production have risen by 46 per cent since 2005. So, what [...]

19 08, 2022

How to Choose the Best LPG Gas Heater for Your Home

By |2022-09-22T12:03:56+00:00August 19, 2022|Consumer Products and Services, Natural Gas|Comments Off on How to Choose the Best LPG Gas Heater for Your Home

Choosing a heater for your home is not as straightforward as it used to be. There are far more options available nowadays. But, the increased choice gives you the chance to choose a heater tailored to your specific needs. Let us take a look at whether a LPG gas heater is the right choice for you. What exactly is LPG? Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a type of fuel that has been converted into a liquid and sold in cylinders [...]

18 08, 2022

The Arrow Energy Surat Gas Project: News and Events

By |2022-09-12T12:08:14+00:00August 18, 2022|Corporations, Natural Gas|Comments Off on The Arrow Energy Surat Gas Project: News and Events

In 2013, a protest took place at Cecil Plains in Queensland against the Arrow Energy Surat Gas Project. One local landowner told The Chronicle, “The CSG [coal seam gas] industry has declared war on agriculture, and I say bring it on.” Coal seam natural gas is extracted from coal mines. It can be devastating for agricultural land. As a result, it has frequently faced protests from Australian farmers. They say that the process of extracting CSG can contaminate groundwater and destroy [...]

7 07, 2022

Natural Gas Energy: Is It a Clean Energy Source?

By |2022-09-01T14:24:45+00:00July 7, 2022|Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases, Natural Gas|Comments Off on Natural Gas Energy: Is It a Clean Energy Source?

In May 2021, the preceding Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, announced that his government would spend up to AUD $600 million on a new gas-fired power plant in Hunter Valley, New South Wales. This is despite that the Australian energy board chair says that this "doesn’t stack up". This is just one of many new gas projects under development in Australia that are coming under fire for being environmentally and economically damaging. Despite promises to take more action on climate, [...]

2 05, 2022

LPG Conversion: What Are the Pros and Cons?

By |2022-09-29T15:28:47+00:00May 2, 2022|Natural Gas, Natural Gas Prices|Comments Off on LPG Conversion: What Are the Pros and Cons?

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a hydrocarbon fuel, also known as autogas. In Australia, it primarily consists of propane, but, in other countries, it may contain butane as well. Cars with an internal combustion engine that typically run on petrol can run on LPG instead. To do so, they must have a LPG conversion. Between August 2006 and 30 June 2014, the Australian government encouraged LPG conversions through its LPG Vehicle Scheme. It provided a grant of up to AUD [...]

2 05, 2022

Australia’s Gas-Fired Recovery: The Plan, Budget and Problems

By |2022-09-13T16:26:24+00:00May 2, 2022|Natural Gas|Comments Off on Australia’s Gas-Fired Recovery: The Plan, Budget and Problems

In September 2020, Prime Minister Morrison announced his plan for Australia’s "gas-fired recovery", along with government funding for new natural gas projects. He believes this gas-fired recovery plan will provide affordable gas. First, this will reduce electricity prices, says his office. Secondly, this cheap gas would boost manufacturing. That is because 225,000 jobs in manufacturing industries require gas as a feedstock or fuel source, he explained. Eastern states are the focus The focus of the plan is Australia’s eastern states. [...]

26 04, 2022

What Is the Best Way to Notice and Deal with a Gas Leak?

By |2022-09-01T14:15:41+00:00April 26, 2022|Natural Gas|Comments Off on What Is the Best Way to Notice and Deal with a Gas Leak?

Since 2016, a scientist from the University of NSW has been on a mission. Professor Bryce Kelly wants to know how much methane humans release into the atmosphere. That is because methane is a powerful greenhouse gas. Therefore, it is a major contributor to climate change. Unfortunately, Kelly has found plumes of methane in the air in both Sydney and Melbourne. These come from landfills and waste-water treatment plants. But, Kelly’s observations show that they can also come from a [...]

26 04, 2022

How Common Are LNG Exports in Australia?

By |2022-09-12T11:47:34+00:00April 26, 2022|Greenhouse Gases, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Prices|Comments Off on How Common Are LNG Exports in Australia?

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas chilled to around -161°C to make it a liquid. In 2021, Australia was the world’s biggest exporter of LNG after shipments hit a record high. The fossil fuel industry portrays natural gas and its products as a “cleaner” energy source. They say it produces “less carbon emissions and fewer pollutants than other naturally occurring fossil fuels”. But, this is not true. Despite LNG being touted as cleaner than coal, once we consider the [...]

23 12, 2021

Does Australia Have Oil and Gas?

By |2022-07-25T11:32:43+00:00December 23, 2021|Fossil Fuels, Natural Gas|Comments Off on Does Australia Have Oil and Gas?

Oil and gas in Australia are important sources of energy. The energy from these fossil fuels allows the production of electricity, the heating of spaces and helps to keep the transport sector running. However, Australia is among the nations with the largest fossil fuel consumption per capita, which means it has a large CO2 fingerprint. In fact, every hour, Australians consume 409 terawatts of energy from gas and 508 terawatts from oil. To put this into perspective, Australia uses around [...]