Woodside plans to invest $7 billion in new energy projects by 2030 but also suggests it will continue to chase new fossil fuel developments, despite mounting opposition.
Woodside plans to leverage its recent $20 billion buyout of BHP’s petroleum business to bring its hydrogen energy production ambitions to the US.
The main threat to Australia’s LNG industry is not emissions reduction but a lack of reserves, according to a leading energy analyst.
Helicopters and ships have been used to evacuate 150 crew from Shell’s Prelude floating LNG production plant off WA’s Kimberley coast following a fire aboard the giant vessel late last week.
Hard-up West Australians owe $121 million in overdue power bills, with 101,000 families unable to pay during winter.
Shell says no-one has been hurt but production from the huge offshore LNG vessel has been suspended while the blaze is investigated.
Scott Morrison has amped up his unofficial election campaign at the Snowy Hydro 2.0 project as Labor unveils its long-awaited climate policy.
The trucking industry warns that without the AdBlue additive, nearly half of WA’s heavy vehicle fleet will be unable to operate, and there are no realistically practical workarounds.
Regional WA and Queensland are set to benefit from a new industry and government-backed initiative to boost hydrogen technology.
The Environment Minister has revealed “ambitious” 2030 emissions reductions targets will be set for State Government agencies as part of the “acceleration” of WA’s transition to a low carbon economy.
Credit ratings agency S&P Global has confirmed it will downgrade BHP after it completes its petroleum merger with Woodside because the resources giant will be slightly less diversified.
Industry sources estimate less than 5 per cent of WA’s resources workforce remains unvaccinated ahead of Wednesday’s government-mandated deadline, with companies not expecting any impact on operations.
A Federal Court judge has rejected lithium project promoter Vulcan Energy’s attempts to keep a veil of secrecy over its legal campaign against Sydney-based short-seller Tim Murray.
Energy shortages have forced China to snap up Aussie coal for the first time in almost year after diplomatic tensions caused an unofficial ban.
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Andrew Forrest has signed a long-term charterparty agreement with Norway’s Hoegh to deliver LNG to his proposed Port Kembla LNG import terminal along with a collaboration to develop green fuel shipping.
The American was given free rein during her four months as Woodside’s interim chief executive and quickly won over the board to her leadership credentials.
A subsidiary of Australian Vanadium has completed the first phase of a trial of battery technology that could deliver a green charging station network for electric vehicles.
Australia relies on China for 90 per cent of the imports of one technology ‘crucial’ to the country’s future.
Two decisions taken by Woodside this week have ensured Western Australia plays a central role in global energy supply in the decades ahead.
Hydrogen hubs will be built in the Pilbara and Mid West under a $235 million plan pitched by State Government to the Commonwealth.
Oil and gas giant Chevron has revealed it has dealt with at least 22 workplace sexual harassment allegations in its remote WA and Perth sites in the past five years.
Resources Minister Keith Pitt has supported the massive Woodside oil and gas project, while climate groups have slammed the development.
Building a successful hydrogen industry in WA should not be taken for granted because several of the State’s advantages are not unique, according to WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy report.
Woodside has dismissed concerns about its big stake in the huge $16.5 billion Scarborough gas development.
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