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2014-06-30 08:24:21

- Cheniere and Woodside sign SPA for LNG sales from Corpus Christi HOUSTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheniere Energy, Inc. ("Cheniere") (NYSE MKT: LNG) announced today that its subsidiary, Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC ("Corpus Christi Liquefaction"), has entered into a liquefied natural gas ("LNG") sale and purchase agreement ("SPA") with Woodside Energy Trading Singapore Pte Ltd ("Woodside") under which Woodside has agreed to purchase approximately 0.85 million tonnes per...

2014-06-18 20:21:01

MELBOURNE, Australia, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) - Newcrest has reached a settlement with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) following the conclusion of ASIC's investigation into Newcrest's conduct leading up to its ASX announcement of 7 June 2013.(1 ) ASIC this morning applied to the Federal Court seeking a declaration of two contraventions of the continuous disclosure provisions of the Corporations Act and aggregate civil...

2014-06-16 20:20:43

THE HAGUE, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dutch Shell plc ("Shell") today announced the sale of a total of approximately 156.5 million shares in Woodside Petroleum Limited ("Woodside") representing a total estimated value to Shell of around US$5.0 billion on an after tax basis. The sale, which represents 19.0% of Woodside's issued share capital, is through an underwritten sell-down to equity market investors and a selective share buy-back by Woodside. "Today's...

2014-06-06 00:20:40

SINGAPORE, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has launched the first month-ahead index for Australia's east coast Wallumbilla natural gas market in the Argus LNG Daily market report. The month-ahead Wallumbilla price, known as the AWX index, is designed to offer the Australian gas industry a reliable weekly price reference for natural gas traded at Wallumbilla in southeast Queensland for delivery on a month-ahead basis. The AWX...

2014-06-04 23:00:58

Hart Energy's DUG Australia conference and exhibition is scheduled for 26-28 August 2014 at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane, Queensland. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Hundreds of petroleum industry leaders from Australia, North America and throughout the Asia-Pacific region will hear executive speakers and engage in detailed discussions about Australia’s burgeoning unconventional oil and gas resources developments at the 2nd annual DUG Australia conference...

2014-05-23 16:23:11

SYDNEY, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivid Sydney (23 May - 9 June) was officially opened tonight by the NSW Premier Mike Baird, as the Sails of iconic Sydney Opera House came alive with world-exclusive, stunning 3D-mapped projections, and the Harbour City was filled with colour and light. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7233751-destination-nsw-sixth-annual-vivid-sydney-festival-color-and-light Vivid Sydney, the...

2014-05-23 16:21:53

VANCOUVER, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX-V: NXE) ("NexGen" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the following results from its Annual General & Special Meeting of Shareholders ("AGM") held in Vancouver, BC on May 22, 2014: There were 80,994,042 shares represented at the meeting representing 47.63% of NexGen's issued and outstanding shares. Shareholders voted strongly in favour of all proposed resolutions. The number of Directors to be elected to NexGen's Board was set...

2014-05-21 12:22:35

MELBOURNE, May 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) today announced the opening by the New South Wales Premier, of Cadia East Gold Mine, Australia's largest underground mine. A copy of the release may be found at www.newcrest.com.au and on www.sedar.com. SOURCE Newcrest Mining Limited

2014-05-21 08:30:13

Kovac's HydraFacial treatment is restoring youth to the faces of men and women at her clinic in Noosa, Australia NOOSA, Australia, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grace Kovac at the Professional Beauty Clinic on the Sunshine Coast is delivering that long-sought-after beauty magic of restoring youth to the faces of men and women, making the world a more beautiful place. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140520/89423 )(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140520/89422 )...

2014-05-13 16:23:08

ST. LOUIS, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today announced that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Singapore-based Bentley Resources to sell its Wilkie Creek Mine in Queensland's Surat Basin for approximately US$70 million in cash and the assumption of rail/port obligations and other liabilities, with closing subject to certain conditions. Wilkie Creek has been closed since December 2013. Peabody Energy is the world's largest...


Latest States and territories of Australia Reference Libraries

Burrunan Dolphin, Tursiops australis
2013-09-19 11:08:29

The Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis) is one of three recognized species of bottlenose dolphin. It can be found in two areas of Victoria, Australia. One population can be found in the Gippsland Lakes, where about 50 reside, and one in Port Phillip, where about 100 individuals reside. Haplotypes of the Burrunan dolphin have been discovered in an area extending from the Spencer Gulf waters west to St. Francis Island. Because of its low numbers, it is thought to deserve protection from the...

Quokka, Setonix brachyurus
2012-10-27 16:53:56

The quokka (Setonix brachyurus) is the sole member of its genus, Setonix, and is a marsupial in the macropod family. It is native to Australia, holding a fragmented range that includes coastal islands like Bald Island and Rottnest Island. There is a small population in continental Australia located in Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve. On Rottnest Island, its preferred habitat includes areas in cultivated gardens to semiarid scrublands. The quokka was first discovered by Europeans, and in 1696,...

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2009-04-07 18:18:26

The Blue Bonnet (Northiella haematogaster) is a species of bird native to Australia. It is the only member of the genus Northiella. Its habitat includes open woodland, scrub, river forest, spinifex (a type of Australian grass), and farmlands. It is found throughout the eastern half of Australia, and a smaller race is found in the western Australian Nullarbor (flat, almost treeless, arid or semi-arid country immediately north of the Great Australian Bight) region. This bird is about 10.6...

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2008-06-13 22:49:05

The eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris), is a species of honeyeater found in dry sclerophyll forest, scrub and heathland from the Cooktown area in North Queensland south through New South Wales east of the Great Dividing Range, through Victoria and into the Flinders Ranges in eastern South Australia as well as throughout Tasmania. Adaptable, they can be found in urban gardens with sufficient vegetation to act as cover and a food source. It is around 6 inches long, and has a...

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2008-05-05 23:48:15

Gilbert's Potoroo (Potorous gilbertii), is an Australian marsupial that is critically endangered. It lives in a restricted area on the southwest coast of Western Australia.The potoroo was presumed extinct for 120 years before it was re-discovered in 1994 in Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve. In efforts to protect the remaining population three potoroos (one male and two females) were relocated to Bald Island in August 2005 where they are free from predation. Since that time an additional four...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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