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Trail Blazers

Recently I jumped aboard the Gladstone Region Tours bus with a group of friends to do a bike ride along the Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail. For those that don’t know this is a section of rail line that is now a trail that goes from Kalpowar at the top of the Dawes Range…..

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A Dry Subject?

This month we’re excited to be commissioning our new, low emissions ore drying pilot plant. Queensland’s kerogen shale contains over 20% moisture and the first step to produce fuel is drying the shale down to 5% moisture.

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The Future of Oil

Empty supermarket shelves in Gladstone and throughout the country (due to Covid) are a timely reminder of how fragile our supply chains can be. Almost everything we eat, buy and use has been produced and transported a very long way using fuels such as diesel and aviation fuel.

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Sharing the Love

One of the Joys of my role at QER is being able to support some wonderful volunteer work in our community, which goes towards making Gladstone the special place it is.

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Angels? You Decide.

Last weekend I managed to get a leave pass to head off with a few of my QER and ex-QER mates and our trusty steeds for an overnight at the beautiful Royal Hotel at Gayndah. It was a great trip. I’ve never seen the country looking so green.

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Holiday from Hell

We recently set off for the Gold Coast for a couple of weeks of well-earned holiday. I’d pictured the idyllic setting in my mind. . . that first morning cuppa beside the van, looking out over tranquil waters under infinite blue skies; connecting with family; enjoying sunset beers at the waters edge with not a care in the world.

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Fire up the Planning

Recently we carried out a carefully controlled hazard reduction burn at our Yarwun site. Hazard reduction burning helps reduce the risk of potentially damaging, uncontrolled summer wildfires. Managing a controlled burn is a science and an art, requiring meticulous planning and careful management.

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Working without a net?

QER’s main purpose in life is to make sure Australians continue to have access to reliable, affordable transport fuel into the future. There is understandably a lot of buzz about how energy will transform into the future with the development and implementation of many new and emerging technologies.

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Gladstone’s Rich Ancient History

Ever wonder what it must have been like to live in the Gladstone Region before the arrival of Europeans? I recently participated in an indigenous history tour of the Mt Larcom area which provided an amazing glimpse into local indigenous history and culture.

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Ecofest Success

QER once again participated in Gladstone Ecofest this year. It’s a great opportunity for local residents, community groups and industry to come together to celebrate and focus on protecting the beautiful natural environment in which we are privileged to live.

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