Media Releases

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The market is working as another Gas Supply Agreement reached

The voice of Australia’s oil and gas industry said Gas Supply Agreements (GSAs) between Queensland-based gas producer Westside and Alinta Energy and CleanCo Queensland is further proof that the industry continues to deliver for the Australian economy

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ESSO and Oceania Glass deal shows market is working

The voice of Australia’s oil and gas industry today said the decision to extend the gas sales agreement between Esso Australia and Oceania Glass is further proof that Australia’s oil and gas industry continues to deliver for the Australian economy.

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ARENA Act changes put oil & gas in driver’s seat as truth about International Energy Report revealed

The voice of Australia’s oil and gas industry today said changes to the ARENA (Australian Renewable Energy Agency) Act which come into effect today will help Australia reach net zero emissions targets

Recent News

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APPEA explore | Chief Executive Update | APPEA Conference | Social Licence Report

APPEA Chief Executive Andrew McConville shares his thoughts on the highlights and lowlights of the Federal Budget, including the NOGA levy, shareholder tactics, and more.

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Chief Executive Andrew McConville interview on ABC Capricornia

APPEA Chief Executive Andrew McConville appeared on ABC Capricornia this morning to discuss a variety of topics pertaining to Australia’s oil and gas sector.

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OP ED - The Australian by Chief Executive - 19 April 2021

Opinion piece by APPEA Chief Executive, Andrew McConville.

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2021-22 Budget reforms offer potential for industry-led jobs boost

The 2021-22 Federal Budget on 11 May is an important opportunity to put in place the measures that will boost investment and spending and drive Australia’s recovery from the economic impact of COVID-19.

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How ERGT turns an experience into safety

Member Profile: ERGT Australia is one of Australia’s premier safety training specialists, and they like to do things a little differently.


The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association is the peak national body representing Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production industry.

It has about 60 full member companies. These are oil and gas explorers and producers active in Australia. APPEA members account for an estimated 98 per cent of the nation’s petroleum production. APPEA also represents about 140 associate member companies that provide a wide range of goods and services to the upstream oil and gas industry.

APPEA works with Australian governments to help promote the development of the nation’s oil and gas resources in a manner that maximises the return to the Australian industry and community.

APPEA aims to secure regulatory and commercial conditions that enable member companies to operate safely, sustainably, and profitably.