“I was walking through a park recently when I saw a sign saying the Parmelia Gas Pipeline was buried underground. Somehow, seeing it there gave me a new appreciation for the wonder of gas. It was formed millions of years ago and has been sitting there all that time, and now we’ve figured out how to get it out of the ground and put it into a pipe and send it to where people are living. We take it for granted when we cook our dinner or have a shower, but there’s a lot that went into getting that little blue flame to light up in our homes.”

So said one of MEPAU’s contractors recently.

A recently launched website, Brighter, shares stories about all aspects of the gas industry so we can all gain more appreciation of the wonder of gas.

An initiative of APPEA (Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association), Brighter is all about natural gas and how we use it every day.

The website features stories about small businesses, school programs, university initiatives, technology advances and much more.

Brighter With Gas Pops Famous Skewers on the BBQ


A few of the stories include:
First gas-powered cruise ship ready for launch
How wind farms work
Find a public BBQ in Melbourne
Natural gas – The solution to household pollution in developing countries?
Australia’s busiest airport to go renewable

Natural gas plays an important role in our community. Apart from cooking and showering, we use it in hospitals, schools and local businesses. The fact that we can take it for granted is because it’s such a reliable form of energy. There’s a lot to the story of gas.

Check out the bright-r.com.au website to learn more.


Wind farm on a sunny day with cows peacefully grazing underneath

The Northern Perth Basin

The northern Perth Basin is a prolific oil and gas producing area covering a large portion of the Mid West region of Western Australia. The town of Dongara, located approximately 360km north of Perth, is the regional economic hub for a number of industries, including oil and gas.