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Oil price plunge hits upstream spending

Oil price plunge hits upstream spending

By Courtney Pearson March 30, 2015 UPSTREAM investment by international oil and gas majors fell by 12 per cent in the last quarter of 2014 due to the falling oil…

Solar plant powers up in Queensland

Solar plant powers up in Queensland

By Courtney Pearson A fully operational re-deployable solar-diesel hybrid power plant has been unveiled in regional Queensland, understood to be the first of its kind. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency…

Emissions stall despite economic growth

Emissions stall despite economic growth

By Courtney Pearson GLOBAL carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector stalled last year for the first time in 40 years due to changing energy consumption, preliminary International Energy Agency…

Drifting rig causes shut-in

Drifting rig causes shut-in

By Courtney Pearson CYCLONE Olwyn took its toll on North West WA oil and gas projects, with a drifting drill rig causing a shut-in at Woodside’s $15 billion Pluto LNG…

Making safety simple with thermal imaging

Making safety simple with thermal imaging

LEAK detection is vital in the oil and gas industry to protect the safety of workers and the environment. Petrochemical plants in particular handle invisible gaseous hydrocarbons that may be…

Solutions and service the top priorities

Solutions and service the top priorities

FAMILY-owned and -operated business Win United is a one-stop-shop for fluid and transfer solutions. The company imports, manufactures and distributes industrial hose and fittings to cater for civil construction, utilities,…

A step in the right direction

A step in the right direction

INDUSTRIAL Steps and Ladders is an Australian owned manufacturer and developer of innovative access engineering products. The company’s product range include the ADD-A-STEP® Modular adder with an integrated retractable and…

Australia divided on fracking process

Australia divided on fracking process

STATE and local governments across Australia remain divided on the use of fracking for unconventional gas exploration, with mixed results emerging from three inquiries in February. The Northern Territory green-lit…

World-first wave project launched in WA

World-first wave project launched in WA

WAVE-generated electricity is now powering Australia’s largest naval base HMAS Stirling following the launch of the world-first renewable energy project last month. Perth-based Carnegie Wave Energy switched on the power…

Solar to become cheapest fuel: report

Solar to become cheapest fuel: report

SOLAR energy will become the cheapest energy source for the sunniest parts of the world in the next 10 years, according to a report commissioned by independent German researcher, Agora…

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