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Reclaim SA tyre-recycling facility to reuse 6,000 tyres/month for railway sleepers and other products

Posted by gasweek on 17 October, 2007

A tyre recycling facility to be built at Kilburn will reuse up to 6,000 tyres a month, project developer Reclaim Industries said, wrote Cameron England in The Australian Financial Review (9/10/2007, p.34). Fed Govt support: Reclaim was one of nine companies which last week shared in the final $14 million slice of the Federal Government’s Innovation and Investment Fund for South Australia (IIFSA) funding. Reclaim would match the $567,500 government grant, to build a tyre recycling and re-processing plant. Reclaim Industries director for business development Chris Forester said the plant would produce a range of products. “At the new facility we will utilise a new process similar to others in Europe and the US for using granulated waste tyre rubber, waste plastic and waste paint to mould railway sleepers and other extremely durable products,” Forrester said.

Range of products: “We believe there is significant demand for this range of products both in Australia and abroad, potentially providing a new market for Reclaim products and an additional revenue stream for the company. South Australia produces around 1.4 million waste tyres every year and it is estimated that 15 per cent, or 210,000, of these are truck tyres.” Because there were no tyre recycling businesses operating in South Australia, the State Government has estimated that approximately 90 per cent of those tyres were disposed of as landfill, with around 7 per cent transferred interstate for recycling and the balance of 3 per cent either illegally dumped or stockpiled.

Starting 2008: The Kilburn plant would be Reclaim’s second Australian recycling facility. Construction of the plant was expected to start early next year.

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Posted in Remediation, SA, South Australia, Volume 2604 | Leave a Comment »

Why Brisbane gas prices are low: Wood Mackenzie explains

Posted by gasweek on 9 October, 2007

A report prepared for the Owen Inquiry by Wood Mackenzie Wood explained why gas prices in NSW and South Australia were higher than the gas prices in Melbourne and Brisbane. Mackenzie’s gas price outlook was based on an assumption that rational economic investment decisions would be made based on cost and price.

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Posted in Gas, NSW, Owen Review, Petrol, Price, Queensland, SA, Victoria, Volume 2603 | Leave a Comment »

New South Australian plan: developer who wants to convert an old industrial site into residential housing deemed to have caused site or water contamination

Posted by gasweek on 9 October, 2007

A change to the law on contaminated land clean-up was a person who brings about a land use that is a rezone that results in site contamination becoming relevant (for instance, a developer who wants to convert an old industrial site into residential housing) will be deemed to have caused site contamination. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Gas, SA, Volume 2603 | Leave a Comment »

Santos assumes carbon credits and seeks $275 million freebie for CO2 dump, 60km north of Moomba

Posted by gasweek on 26 September, 2007

According to Nigel Wilson, reporting in The Australian, (19/9/2007 p. 40), the Coal21 conference in the Hunter Valley was told last week the first phase of the plan to store carbon dioxide in a depleted gas reservoir would require a total investment of $700 million. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in CGGT, CO2 dumps, Emissions, Gas, SA, Volume 2601 | Leave a Comment »

Government will not remove the Santos cap, unless it keeps its HQ in Adelaide

Posted by gasweek on 20 September, 2007

According to Stephen Wisenthal, of The Australian Financial Review, (12/9/2007), p. 56, Premier Mike Rann said 11 September., “I am not philosophically opposed to removal of the cap, but this government will not legislate to remove the cap unless we can be satisfied that this will not result in the loss of significant corporate functions.” Santos said it was talking to the government to address Rann’s concerns, while protecting the interests of shareholders.

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Posted in SA, Volume 2520 | Leave a Comment »

Petrosys sells GIS petroleum-mapping software; signs deal with Norway’s GeoKnowledge

Posted by gasweek on 20 September, 2007

Adelaide three-dimensional-map software maker Petrosys signed an agreement with Norwegian-based analyst GeoKnowledge to co-promote their products to prospective buyers, reported The Advertiser (31/7/2007, p.34).

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Posted in Liquids, Norway, SA, Volume 2520 | Leave a Comment »

Santos forecasts 14K barrels/day oil from Cooper Basin by end 2007: profitable as long as oil-price stays high

Posted by gasweek on 20 September, 2007

Santos remained confident the program to drill for the oil deposits left behind when gas was the target in the Cooper Basin would be delivering 14,000 barrels a day by the end of 2007, reported The Australian Financial Review (24/8/2007, p.65).

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Greenpower merges Planet Gas and European Gas’ seven CSM tenements in Victoria, NSW, SA and WA

Posted by gasweek on 18 September, 2007

Still on coal seam gas, Greenpower was passing the hat for $6-10 million to explore across seven tenements in Victoria, NSW, SA and WA, reported The Australian (14/9/07, p. 25).

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Posted in Coal Seam Methane, CSG, CSM, NSW, SA, Victoria, Volume 2520, WA | Leave a Comment »

Origin plans Quarantine conversion to single 170MW unit: extra 75MW for SA, gas price at $3.90/GJ

Posted by gasweek on 18 September, 2007

Origin Energy previously announced its intention to convert the Quarantine Power Station units into a single 170MW combined cycle unit, and the project received development approval and the conversion of this unit could take from 18 to 24 months to complete from the time of the decision to proceed, according to ‘Fuel resource, new entry and generation costs in the NEM’, a report to NEMMCO by ACIL Tasman (27/3/2007).

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