on 16 December 2020
SOUTHERN DOWNS REGIONAL COUNCIL MEDIA STATEMENT: 27 November 2020
Southern Downs Regional Council considered its ongoing cooperation with the Emu Swamp Dam project at this week's Ordinary Meeting, and after working through a number of matters arising from a request from the Granite Belt Irrigation Project (GBIP), voted in favour of supporting the project to access Council land for a pipeline investigation and approach the Queensland Government to purchase a parcel of land.
As the pr...
on 27 October 2020
Source: Matthew Newton, Toowoomba Chronicle
SENEX has taken a Final Investment Decision to increase its gas production near Roma by 50 per cent, investing at least a further $30 million in the region.
About 50 construction jobs are set to be created in the multimillion-dollar expansion of the natural gas processing facility at the Roma North development, drilling of wells and construction of supporting infrastructure.
The expansion is expected to be finished within the next year...
on 16 September 2020
Source: Lloyd Taylor, CEO, GBIP
Spring has brought a flurry of activity to the region.
While producers are busy in the paddocks, Granite Belt Irrigation Project has taken a significant step towards breaking ground with the commencement of the final phase of water sales to local irrigators, this week.
An important milestone for the Project, we expect the agreements with irrigators to be finalised by the end of next month. The completion of the water sales will then allow us to...
on 15 September 2020
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
The Morrison government will open up new gas supplies and back the construction of a gas-fired power station in a mammoth new plan that aims to prevent an energy price spike for employers and households.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Tuesday promise a "gas-led recovery" from the coronavirus recession by making sure Australian manufacturers can gain access to the energy they need to compete with overseas rivals.
In a sweeping in...
on 15 September 2020
Source: Brisbane Times
Opponents of the gas industry have been warning for years that a wave of cheap, renewable energy will wipe away the need for new gas fields, pipelines and power stations.
Scott Morrison does not believe them. In his new energy statement, the Prime Minister has made a fundamental move to add more gas to the Australian energy mix for decades to come.
And he has moved to exploit the problems for Labor leader Anthony Albanese in bridging the Opposition'...