The value of Australian LNG exports are forecast to hit A$50.4 billion ($35.7 billion) in 2018-2019 as export volumes rise along with the prices. According to a report from the Australian government’s Office of the Chief Economist, the value will jump almost A$20 billion compared to the financial year 2017-18 when it reached A$31 billion.The value is expected to remain at the A$50 billion mark for the FY2019-20.Australia expects to overtake Qatar as the world’s largest explorer during the FY2019-20 when exports are forecast to hit 78.3 million tons, up from 61.7 million tones in 2017-2018.This represents a 1 percent forecast increased compared to the volumes forecasted in the September report.Higher export volumes will be driven by the Wheatstone, Ichthys and Prelude LNG projects, the report shows.Production at Wheastone will be substantially higher in 2018–19 than in 2017–18, with the project having ramped up to near full capacity last quarter. Ichthys shipped its first LNG cargo in October, and train 2 is expected online in 2019.Shell has indicated that the Prelude project will begin LNG production before the end of 2018, although this had not occurred at the time of writing, the report says.Forecast LNG export earnings have been revised up by $2.0 billion in 2018–19 and $1.6 billion in 2019–20 since the September Resources and Energy Quarterly.
Manager Tommy Twomey says while their panel is depleted due to local club action, they are confident heading into the match-up and he says and it’s a great opportunity for other players. His side will come up against Longford in Round 2 of the Hastings Cup this afternoon. The team’s Round 2 match-up versus Galway has yet to be played after it was called off twice within the last week. Arrangements are being made for it to be played at some stage next week.
Gardai discovered a sheep skeleton and other dying animals when they raided a farm in Downings.Gardai were tipped off by animal welfare officers about possible cases of cruelty on the farm of Joseph McBride, 56.Sgt Christy Galligan told Letterkenny District Court that he had called to the farm at Murleog, Downings in February and March, 2010. When he called he found a lame goat in poor condition, a dead lamb and the skeleton of a sheep.The court was also told a number of other animals were in poor condition.McBride was charged with failing to remove dead animals from his property.Pictures of the scene were given to Judge Paul Kelly who said “I’d like to thank the sergeant for being helpful to me as the photographs don’t make for attractive viewing, I have to say.”Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon told the court that McBride was a small farmer who had been suffering from ill-health and that improvements had been made on the farm since the incident.ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley said they could not say for certain how the animals had died or had suffered.“While we have no way of knowing how the animals died in this case, we can say that leaving them lying unburied like this is totally wrong.“This is not an issue about the recession or lack of money. There is simply no excuse for failing to properly dispose of a dead animal.”“We would urge the public to be our eyes and ears in cases like this; it is important for public health that dead or dying animals are removed.”Judge Kelly ordered McBride to pay €250 to the ISPCA and allow for another inspection of his farm before June 11th.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comFARMER FINED AFTER ANIMALS FOUND DYING ON HIS LANDS was last modified: January 10th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DowningsISPCAJoseph McBride