Qld’s huge gas joint venture in dispute

The Courier Mail I By: John McCarthy I P25 (Copyright 2000 Nationwide News Pty Limited) ONE of Queensland’s biggest potential infrastructure projects, a planned $500 million to $1 billion gas development scheme in central Queensland, is stalled with its joint venture partners in a Supreme Court battle over rights to the project.

Tourism v industry in tale of two cities

The Australian Financial Review I By: Kathy Mac Dermott and Garry West I P3 (Copyright 2000 Fairfax Media Publications Pty. Limited All Rights Reserved) Cairns and Townsville have travelled very different paths, write Kathy Mac Dermott and Garry West.The story of north Queensland is a tale of two cities. Isolation and a buffeting from the volatile tourism sector are common to Townsville and Cairns, but their economic development has been dramatically different.Cairns shone in the 1980s as the starof the region, its international airport and busy port heralded as gateways to trade with Asia, while tourism transformed the former sugar town into one of the nation’s most successful destinations.

No buyer for huge gas find

The Courier Mail I By: Garry West P17 (Copyright 1999 Nationwide News Pty Limited) TRI Star Petroleum has discovered 2300 petajoules of commercially deliverable coal seam methane gas (CSM) at its Comet Ridge property in the Central Queensland, but has run into a brick wall trying to find a market for the resource in a gas-hungry state.

Townsville ship shape

The Sunday Mail I By: Rory Gibson I P21 (Copyright 1999 Nationwide News Pty Limited) There is an extraordinary feeling of community spirit and goodwill in Cairns, they refer to Townsville disparagingly as Brownsville, or Mount Isa by the Sea.This is a reference to its location in a dry tropics zone and it is true that Townsville is not as verdant as its northern neighbour.But does Townsville care that it is not as flashily dressed as its spivvy sibling?

Friction in the pipeline

The Australian Financial Review I By: Gary West I P17 (Copyright 1999 Fairfax Media Publications Pty. Limited All Rights Reserved) There is still no gas flowing from the PNG gas project, but the recriminations among the producers, the Queensland Government and Comalco are filling the void.

Comalco reveals its Qld gas option

The Australian Financial Review I By: Gary West I P47 (Copyright 1999 Fairfax Media Publications Pty. Limited All Rights Reserved) Comalco Ltd, unhappy at being pressured in the high-stakes poker game over gas supplies to Queensland, yesterday played a new hand by revealing it had been negotiating to take gas from Queensland rather than Papua New Guinea.

Transfield unveils $1bn Qld methane gas project

The Australian Financial Review I By: Gary West I P6 (Copyright 1999 Fairfax Media Publications Pty. Limited All Rights Reserved) A veil of secrecy was lifted yesterday on a potential $1 billion coal seam methane gas project taking shape in Queensland, which the developers believe will usher in a new era of economic development in Australia in the next century.
Privately owned Transfield Pty Ltd and Tri-Star Petroleum Corp claimed the Comet Ridge project in the coal-rich Bowen Basin could deliver cheaper gas than the Papua New Guinea Gas Project and the Cooper Basin, Australia’s largest onshore field.

Transfield unveils $750m methane plan

The Australian I P28 (Copyright 1998 Nationwide News Pty Limited) Transfield Energy has announced plans to invest $750 million in a Queensland energy project, which includes a 700km pipeline linking coal seam methane fields near Roma to a power plant in the State’s north.

New leases of life for Brisbane

The Australian Financial Review I By: Lisa Southgate I P52 (Copyright 1997 Fairfax Media Publications Pty. Limited All Rights Reserved) Brisbane’s slowly recovering commercial market has seen a patch of fringe and CBD leasing deals recently, headed by three that bring the city’s Riverside Centre office tower to almost full occupancy.

PGT plans $126m link in Qld gas pipe grid

The Australian Financial Review I By: Ian Howarth I P22 (Copyright 1997 Fairfax Media Publications Pty. Limited All Rights Reserved) PGT Australia is to build a $126 million gas pipeline from north of Roma to Brisbane as the next step in its attempt to build a Queensland-wide gas grid.

$125m pipeline planned

The Courier Mail I By: Bob Wilson I P25 (Copyright 1997 Nationwide News Pty Limited) United States group PGT Australia plans to build a $125 million gas pipeline from Injune in the state’s west to Petrie, north of Brisbane.

Allgas in 15-Year Deal with US Group

The Courier Mail I By: Rhyll Cronin I P33 (Copyright 1996 Nationwide News Pty Limited) The first long-term supply contract has been signed for Queensland’s pioneering coal bed methane industry, increasing competition in the gas sector. Gas distributor Allgas Energy Ltd yesterday announced it had signed a 15-year supply deal with United States energy group Tri-Star Petroleum.

Allgas tipped to miss out on pipeline tender

The Courier Mail I By: Bob Wilson I P13 (Copyright 1996 Nationwide News Pty Limited) The State Gas Pipeline is likely to be sold today to one of two United States-based energy giants – Conoco Inc (in partnership with Australian company AGL Ltd) or Californian group Pacific Gas Transmission.

Roma set to join methane suppliers

The Australian I By: Robyn Bromby (Copyright 1996 Nationwide News Pty Limited) JUNIOR Queensland explorer Roma Petroleum NL has found what is potentially a large source of coal-bed methane gas, giving the company the opportunity to join a new industry so far dominated by energy majors.Apart from the gas potential, if drilling confirms the seismic results Roma could become the only real Queensland methane play for local investors.