Recent reports indicate that the mining sector across the Central Queensland region is experiencing significant growth. This is great news for commercial industries, local businesses and communities as a whole. And it’s not just the mining and infrastructure sectors that are undergoing such encouraging progress. Agriculture and tourism are two other industries that are on the move.
The Queensland Government has given the green light to a joint venture between Santos and Shell, and for Bridgeport Energy to start gas exploration in the Surat Basin to boost future gas supply.
Yancoal Australia has received approval from the Queensland Government for its planned expansion of the Cameby Downs thermal coal mine.
Senex has awarded a major Surat Basin drilling contract to Easternwell across Project Atlas and Roma North, with works to commence in May 2019.
CIMIC Group has won a $90 million contract with Australia Pacific LNG to deliver over 300 coal seam gas wells in the Surat Basin, Queensland.
The board of Stanmore Coal has turned down Golden Investments’ $240 million takeover bid, calling it “inadequate”.
Shell’s QGC onshore gas venture in Queensland has announced a significant expansion that will secure up to 350 jobs over the next two years.
Downer was awarded a contract extension by Millmerran Power Partners for its mining services at the Commodore open cut coal mine in South East Queensland.
Southern Cross Electrical Engineering (SCEE) has won resources contracts in Queensland and Western Australia, including at Arrow Energy’s gas projects and CITIC Pacific Mining’s Sino Iron project.
Senex Energy has received environmental authority from the Queensland Government for its 100 per cent-owned Western Surat gas project in the Surat Basin
Metro Mining has finalised critical marine infrastructure at its Bauxite Hills project and is on track to launch production at the Cape York peninsula operation in northern Queensland during the second quarter of 2018 (just in time for the dry season).
QGC has made a deal with unmanned systems provider Insitu Pacific to supply remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) for the former’s Queensland operations.
Seven regional Queensland industry groups and economic development bodies have requested major mining houses review their payment terms for suppliers.
Arrow Energy plans to double the production capacity of its Tipton gas project in Queensland amid an east-coast gas shortage.
The resources sector is expected to create more than 2000 jobs in the Surat Basin over the next two years, with coal seam gas the main contributor.
QGC has announced a two year $1.7billion dollar joint venture development with China National Offshore Oil Corporation and Tokyo Gas on its Charlie natural gas tenements in the Surat Basin
Several projects in Queensland will benefit from $1.035 million worth of investment from the state in metals and gas.
A man has been charged by Queensland Police for making threatening Facebook posts aimed at QGC employees.
Thiess have won a $1.8 billion contract from CSG producer QGC for the construction of gas compression facilities in Queensland’s Surat Basin.
The effects of the mining investment slowdown are trickling through southeast Queensland, with many Toowoomba businesses slashing jobs.