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APPEA explore | CEO Update | COP26 | New APPEA ad campaign

Click here to view this months edition of 'explore', our monthly newsletter


New Constitution for APPEA

At the 2021 APPEA AGM, members voted to adopt a new Constitution for APPEA which will provide a more contemporary governance framework for APPEA.

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Western Australian gas could be worth more than an AFL Grand Final every day of the year

The economic contribution of the WA oil and gas industry by consulting firm EY showed that WA’s natural gas advantage has the potential to turbocharge the WA economy for years to come.


APPEA Board Directors announced

New APPEA Board Directors announced following the AGM held on 18 November 2021

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APPEA launches new ad campaign ahead of COP26

APPEA has launched a new advertisement ahead of the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow to highlight how Australia’s oil and gas industry can be part of the solution as the nation moves towards net zero by 2050.

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OP ED - The Australian by Chief Executive - 21 October 2021

Opinion Editorial by APPEA Chief Executive Andrew McConville, The Australian 21 October 2021.

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Andrew McConville keynote address CCUS - August 2021

APPEA Chief Executive Andrew McConville delivered a keynote address at the Australian Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage Conference which was held 18-19 August.


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.