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EnergyQuest September 2019 LNG Report

EnergyQuest has just released its September 2019 LNG Report. Some of the highlights are: West coast LNG shipments were down by 12 cargoes in September compared with August, primarily from the North West Shelf (NWS) (-12) due to problems with supply from offshore platforms and extended maintenance.  A number of spot cargoes have become available […]

Australian Biofuels Overview 2019

Biofuels in Australia seem to be going nowhere!  From about 2005 to 2010 there was a flurry of investment and interest in new biodiesel and ethanol plants in Australia.  In 2009 Australia had nine operating biodiesel plants and three operating fuel ethanol plants.  Come 2019, there are only three biodiesel plants of scale operating in […]

South Australian natural gas outlook

Natural gas is the second most important primary energy source for South Australia, second only to transport fuels and critical for power generation and industrial, commercial and retail customers. However the Cooper Basin, the source of almost all SA natural gas production, is currently only able to meet around 80% of SA demand and the […]

EnergyQuest August 2019 LNG Report

EnergyQuest has just released its August 2019 LNG Report. Some of the highlights are: West coast LNG shipments were down by 3 cargoes in August compared with July, primarily Wheatstone (-2) and Ichthys (-2), both of which have also been selling spot cargoes at low spot prices. Contract buyers from the projects have exercised downward […]

EnergyQuarterly September 2019

The September 2019 EnergyQuarterly report has just been released, with comprehensive Australian oil and gas data for the June Quarter 2019 plus analysis of the latest developments.  A recurring theme through the report is the changing locus of energy within Australia. The cheapest electricity and gas can be found in Western Australia and Queensland rather […]

FACT CHECK: do Australians pay more for ...

It is often claimed that Australians pay more for gas than do the overseas buyers of our LNG. Is this true? EnergyQuest tracks the landed price of Australian LNG in our three major markets, Japan, China and Korea. These are landed prices, prior to the cost of regasification, pipeline transport and profit margins in the […]

EnergyQuest July 2019 LNG Report

EnergyQuest has just released its July 2019 LNG Report. Some of the highlights are: Notwithstanding the winter weather, conditions eased in the east coast gas market in July. CSG production from fields operated by the LNG producers was up by 5.0 PJ compared with June and with lower LNG exports, the producers produced a surplus […]

EnergyQuest June 2019 LNG Report

Some of the highlights from the EnergyQuest June 2019 LNG Report are: Strong growth in Australian LNG in 2018-19 EnergyQuest estimates that Australia exported a total of 75.1 million tonnes (Mt) of LNG in the 2018-19 fiscal year (FY 2019), a total of 1,111 cargoes and 21.2% higher than the 61.7 Mt exported in FY […]