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Gaseous Fuels for Transport and Heavy Machinery

Download the Working Group 7 Membership List (PDF 364.2 KB)

Australia's abundance of gas resources offer significant opportunities for the development of more strategically reliable indigenous fuel sources for Transport and Heavy Machinery. Fuels such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), and variants of these currently have limited market penetration and uptake in these industry segments due to a lack of cohesive policy and investment frameworks.

To build a sustainable and effective marketplace, the importance of developing an appropriate framework that considers infrastructure, market drivers, engine technology, and best practice regulatory environments to stimulate the uptake and development of gaseous fuels will be critical. This has the capacity to reduce reliance on imported fuels and leverage our resources to deliver increased economic, environmental, and strategic benefits to communities, industry and government.

Members of the Roundtable who are functional experts from industry, government, or industry stakeholders are encouraged to join Working Group 7 to help develop a Terms of Reference and generate a leading position in the development of a framework to deliver increased uptake of Gaseous Fuels for Transport and Heavy Machinery.

Core Energy Report

Core Energy were commissioned by the Department of State Development to undertake a preliminary assessment of LNG and CNG as alternate fuels and to undertake a range of scenarios that could provide the basis for investment in the development of a gaseous fuels sector in South Australia. The report has identified a range of compelling benefits associated with the increased use of natural gas fuels, including the economic, health and environmental impacts that can be delivered to the South Australian community and economy through increased penetration.

27 May 2015

The first meeting of Working Group 7 was held on Wednesday 27 May 2015. The following documents are available from the meeting:

Presentations that were given are listed and available below for download:

Overview of Gaseous Fuels in Australia (PDF 1.5MB)
Mike Carmody, Gas Energy Australia

Gas to Liquids (PDF 1.3MB)
Rudy Gomez, Cartwheel Resources

Global Overview of Gaseous Fuels (PDF 3.5MB)
Warring Neilsen, Elgas Ltd

Aims for 2015 were:

  • Develop a Terms of Reference for Working Group 7
  • Identify barriers to investment and market uptake in gaseous fuels
  • Determine opportunities to remove barriers across industry and government

17 March 2016

The first meeting of Working Group 7 for 2016 was held on Thursday 17 March 2016.

  • Download the Agenda and summary Minutes

Presentations that were given are listed and available below for download:

Natural Gas for Transportation (PDF 3.6MB)
Paul Taliangis, Core Energy

IntelliGas HDCNGTM (PDF 1.5MB)
Jim McDonald, IntelliGas

Methanol from Gas (PDF 1.1 MB)
Marcus Clayton, Bennett Clayton Pty Ltd

Aims for 2016 are:

  • Develop options for Minister to consider taking to COAG Energy Council
  • Examine health benefits and cost impacts of particulate emissions for comparison
  • Explore R&D funding methods to develop high horsepower gas engines in SA