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Cole Latimer

Covering energy and policy at Fairfax Media.

Australian gas shortage still on the cards, says energy analyst

Australian gas shortage still on the cards, says energy analyst

Australia’s energy planner has declared the gas shortage has been avoided but the market believes a global LNG supply shortfall in 2021 will force a new gas shortage.

  • by Cole Latimer

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Regulators still a hurdle for CKI's $13b takeover bid for APA
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Regulators still a hurdle for CKI's $13b takeover bid for APA

CKI has seen little resistance from the market or shareholders for its $13bn takeover bid for APA but there are stumbling blocks ahead from regulators.

  • by Cole Latimer
APA's largest shareholder UniSuper open to joint takeover bid

APA's largest shareholder UniSuper open to joint takeover bid

APA’s largest shareholder UniSuper would be open to considering partnering with CKI in its $13 billion takeover bid for APA but says CKI likes total ownership.

  • by Cole Latimer
'No gas supply shortage forecast,' energy operator says

'No gas supply shortage forecast,' energy operator says

An energy market report says gas producers commitment to more domestic gas supplies after government threats to slash export levels means there will be no gas shortages before 2030.

  • by Cole Latimer
BP pulls out of $1.8b deal for Woolies petrol stations

BP pulls out of $1.8b deal for Woolies petrol stations

Retailing giant Woolworths will seek alternative options for its petrol business after BP opted not to continue with the $1.8 billion purchase.

  • by Patrick Hatch & Cole Latimer
Coal-linked government fund pumps $500m into QLD renewable project

Coal-linked government fund pumps $500m into QLD renewable project

Having drawn flak as a facility to prop up coal, the fund now backs Genex Power’s Kidston pumped hydro storage and solar project.

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Alinta reimburses customers over misleading power bill discounts

Alinta reimburses customers over misleading power bill discounts

Alinta is compensating thousands of its Victorian customers after the ACCC found it had advertised misleading electricity price discounts.

  • by Cole Latimer
Viva Energy launches its $5 billion ASX float, but not all is for sale

Viva Energy launches its $5 billion ASX float, but not all is for sale

The fuel refiner and retailer has kicked off the largest IPO on the ASX in four years, but says a large part of its shares will remain in British hands.

  • by Cole Latimer
Australia's lost chance: China excludes LNG from trade stoush with US

Australia's lost chance: China excludes LNG from trade stoush with US

China’s tariffs on US goods are wide-ranging in the trade conflict between the two nations. But some things are just too important to risk in the battle.

  • by Cole Latimer
Renewables to account for 90pc of Australian power by 2050: report

Renewables to account for 90pc of Australian power by 2050: report

Renewable generation to take over as all of Australia’s coal-fired power stations close over the next 30 years.

  • by Cole Latimer
As energy crisis deepens, 'citizen scientists' come to the rescue

As energy crisis deepens, 'citizen scientists' come to the rescue

CSIRO launches crowdsourcing app designed to understand how Australians use power at home and potentially prevent blackouts.

  • by Cole Latimer