Media Releases

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Federal Budget – Some ticks but new levy a blow to Australian jobs

Australia’s peak advocacy body for the oil and gas industry said tonight’s budget was a mixed bag with a number of good measures, but a new levy for industry will impact investment confidence and jobs.

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More domestic gas for southern states

The nation’s peak oil and gas industry body today said Origin’s decision to materially increase gas supply to customers in southern markets shows the market is working.

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Oil and gas industry leaders in hydrogen and carbon capture

Australia’s peak body for the oil and gas industry said today’s announcement of $539.2 million in new hydrogen and carbon capture, use and storage projects by the Morrison Government is a massive boost for the industry.

International Women's Day

View here  the amazing line up of female speakers at the APPEA 2021 Conference

Recent News

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APPEA explore | Chief Executive Update | In.Site Winners | Decommissioning Focus

With Federal Budget next week, Andrew McConville has joined with other industry leaders calling for government action to encourage investment.

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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.

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Industry groups join in calls for budget reform

Some of the country’s biggest advocacy groups jointly representing billions in GDP and hundreds of thousands of jobs have written to the PM, Treasurer and Trade Minister calling for urgent reforms in this year’s budget and beyond.

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Biden-led climate summit a chance to reflect on Australian successes, ambitions

The vaunted virtual Leaders’ Climate Summit, convened by US President Joe Biden in cooperation with 40 world leaders, has commenced.


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.