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 […]
There are signs that Australian oil and gas exploration is starting to recover from the doldrums that have been the feature of recent years. EnergyQuest has recently completed a full industry review of Australia’s current and forward oil and gas exploration schedules. The research, by EnergyQuest’s well respected exploration analyst, David Upton, can be downloaded […]
Each year at the APPEA Conference PESA sponsors a review of production and development in the previous year. As the only source of comprehensive and timely data on Australian oil and gas EnergyQuest is often asked to prepare these reviews. This was the case again for the 2019 Conference. You can download Graeme Bethune’s presentation […]
Gas markets-a bridge too far? by Rick Wilkinson and Graeme Bethune was judged to be the Best Extended Abstract published in the APPEA 2019 Conference Proceedings. You can download the presentation here.
Graeme Bethune’s presentation to the Australian Domestic Gas Outlook Conference 5 March 2019.
LNG import projects are urgently needed in both Melbourne and Sydney to counter the risks of a growing shortage of gas in the southern states, according to a major energy report released today.
Queensland faces the partial shut-down of a third of its barely decade-old $84 billion LNG industry by the middle of next decade due to a gas supply shortage, together with diversions to the domestic market.
Coal continued to be the mainstay of east coast electricity generation in the opening quarter of the current financial year, according to a new report issued today. Even though Q3 coal-fired generation was the third-lowest since Q4 2014, coal plants still accounted for 70% of electricity generation. The latest quarterly report by respected Australian energy […]
US President Trump is, with some success, aiming to reduce oil prices to cut US petrol prices. If sustained, lower oil prices translate into lower oil-linked LNG prices and lower LNG spot prices. Movements in oil prices take time to feed into LNG prices but in theory the fall in oil prices from a peak […]
Published in the Adelaide Advertiser 12 June 2018 By Adelaide-based Dr Graeme Bethune, CEO of EnergyQuest, an Australian-based energy consultancy specialising in independent energy market analysis and strategy. He has no commercial or financial interest in this issue but is committed to fact-based discussion of energy issues. It is ironic South Australia’s local government is […]