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Celebrating the World’s Oldest Living Culture

Recently, we celebrated NAIDOC week – in which we celebrated and recognized the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander poeples.

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Ecofest 2022

QER is once again a proud sponsor of Ecofest – one of Gladstone’s best family events. It will be held at the Toondoon Botanical Gardens on Sunday 5th June from 9am to 3.30pm.

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Peace & Prosperity

ANZAC Day this year was a timely reminder to be grateful for the hard-won peace and prosperity we enjoy in Australia. We’ve seen from the events in the Ukraine that peace and prosperity can never be taken for granted.

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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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