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Woodside invests in R&D through Australian universities
28 Jul 2016
Woodside, an Australian oil and gas company with a global presence, is investing in Australian research and development through its FutureLab innovation network.
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Outcomes from LNG 18
5 May 2016
The conference theme, ‘Redrawing the Global Map of Gas’, highlighted the changing world of natural gas – from reserves, trade, geopolitics, technological developments, regulation and stakeholder manag ...
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A$54 million investment in university-industry renewable energy collaboration
5 May 2016
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced an investment of A$54 million in nine university-industry joint research projects on renewable energy technologies.
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Canadian oil and gas software maker opens in Australia
5 Feb 2016
Energy Navigator, the Canadian oil and gas software maker, has opened an office in Brisbane to support its clients in Australia and around the Asia-Pacific region.
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Speciality chemicals conglomerate opens blending and storage facility in Western Australia
4 Feb 2016
The multi-national speciality chemicals conglomerate, Clariant, has opened a blending and storage facility in Karratha, Western Australia.
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International JV ships first liquefied natural gas from Queensland
3 Feb 2016
The international JV, Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG), has shipped its first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Curtis Island, near Gladstone in Queensland.
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US$2 billion invested in North West Shelf
21 Jan 2016
A multi-national joint venture has been given the go-ahead for a US$2 billion investment in a subsea development at the North West Shelf Project, located about 125 kilometres north-west of Karratha of ...
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Australia invests in the future
14 Dec 2015
Australia is investing in the future with a far-reaching A$1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda announced by the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 7 December 2015.
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Energy infrastructure group wins bid for Northern Australia gas pipeline
3 Dec 2015
The energy infrastructure company, Jemena, has won a competitive bid to build and operate the North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI) in Australia’s north.
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Major global investors at Northern Australia Investment Forum
13 Nov 2015
Some of the world’s biggest investors visited Darwin for the Northern Australia Investment Forum in early November.
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Chinese group secures Port of Darwin deal
10 Nov 2015
The privately-held Chinese energy and infrastructure group, Landbridge, has won a bid to operate the Port of Darwin on a 99-year lease for an investment of A$506 million.
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UK company invests in Australian renewable energy sector
15 Aug 2015
Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a subsidiary of the UK-based company, Sir Robert McAlpine Enterprises, has invested A$450 million in a wind farm in Ararat in south-western Victoria. The project is a p ...
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China’s Juye Solar invests a further A$6 million in RayGen
24 Apr 2015
Chinese solar energy company Juye Solar has made a new investment of A$6 million in Australian technology leader RayGen Resources, which has developed the world’s first concentrated solar photovoltaic ...
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Canada's strong and growing investment ties with Australia
14 Apr 2015
Canada continues to be an important investor in Australia, especially in the financing and construction of infrastructure, resources and energy, and agribusiness, according to Australia’s Trade and In ...
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Asia’s growth key to Australia remaining a mining power
10 Apr 2015
Longer-term demand for Australian resources and energy will remain strong because of the rising middle class in the Asia Pacific, according to Australia’s Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb.
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UK’s Tracerco opens new reservoir analysis lab in Western Australia
2 Apr 2015
British industrial technology specialist Tracerco (part of FTSE 100 Johnson Matthey Group) has opened new laboratory facilities in Perth, Western Australia, to provide reservoir tracing services to cu ...
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Industry Growth Centres to help build Australia’s global links
10 Mar 2015
The Australian Government is moving ahead with its A$188.5 million Industry Growth Centre initiative, announcing the appointment of a panel of highly-experienced and internationally regarded business ...
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New investment specialist joins Austrade focused on resources and energy
6 Mar 2015
Tony Eyres, an investment specialist with a strong background in global capital markets, has joined the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) to help attract foreign investment into th ...
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World-class pre-competitive geoscience data
5 Mar 2015
Resources and energy companies can now access the most comprehensive geoscience data on Australia to date to assist in their investment and exploration activities.
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Energy majors support new Australian training centre for oil and gas industry
3 Mar 2015
Santos, Beach Energy and Senex Energy have partnered with the South Australian Government to establish a new purpose-built training centre for the onshore oil and gas industry.
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