Woods defends government’s ban on offshore gas exploration

Article – BusinessDesk

June 14 (BusinessDesk) – Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has defended the governments decision not to issue new offshore oil and gas exploration permits despite it going against official advice, saying she didnt think officials had … Read more »

NZIER commissioned to look at impact of oil and gas decision

Press Release – PEPANZ

The economic and environmental impacts of an end to offshore exploration for oil and gas will be the focus of new research commissioned from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER). Read more »

Jones wrong that oil and gas ban is “irreversible”

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The assertion by Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones today that the ban on oil and gas exploration is irreversible is incorrect and misleading, Nationals Energy and Resources Spokesperson Jonathan Young says. Read more »

Prime Minister Must Reconsider Oil And Gas Ban

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister must urgently revisit her Governments decision to end oil and gas exploration for the good of New Zealand, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. Read more »

No Treasury advice on oil and gas exploration ban

Article – BusinessDesk

Finance Minister received no Treasury advice on impact of oil and gas offshore exploration ban Read more »

Robertson Admits No Economic Analysis on Oil and Gas Ban

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Finance Minister Grant Robertson admitted this afternoon no Treasury analysis has been completed on the economic impact of the Governments decision to ban oil and gas exploration, Nationals Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. Read more »

Govt axed offshore oil and gas sector with no Cabinet paper

Article – BusinessDesk

June 5 (BusinessDesk) – The government axed granting any future offshore oil and gas exploration licences without a formal Cabinet paper and with minimal analysis from officials, according to a dump of documents and emails from Energy and Resources … Read more »

Officials confirm ending exploration a lose-lose

Press Release – PEPANZ

The Governments own experts have confirmed that ending offshore oil and gas exploration will be a lose-lose for the economy and environment, according to material released under the Official Information Act today. Read more »

Lack of process on exploration decision alarming

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The horror show of the Governments lack of process on the decision to end offshore exploration runs on and on, National Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. Read more »

Did Greens veto original oil and gas plan?

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Emails released today by the Government show James Shaw may have vetoed the Governments original plan for a moratorium on offshore oil and gas exploration, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

BP’s NZ profit climbs 65% to $243M in 2017

Article – BusinessDesk

BP’s NZ profit climbs 65% to $243M in 2017 as govt scrutinises fuel industry pricing Read more »

Gas Line Repairs near Te Kuiti

Press Release – First Gas

A section of the Central-South gas pipeline at Oparure Road near Te Kuiti has been shut down following a gas leak which occurred during maintenance. Read more »

Power prices skyrocket from coal and diesel

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, May 30: Power prices have soared over the last few evenings as energy utilities fired up coal, gas and even diesel generators to fill a spike in demand for heating during this weeks cold snap. Read more »

HiFX Data Update – RBNZ Financial Stability Report Release

Press Release – HiFX

The RBNZ has just released its Financial Stability Report . The key points in report are: Read more »

The Nation: Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods

Press Release – The Nation

Lisa Owen: The Prime Ministers fronted to the oil and gas sector in New Plymouth as the government tries to dampen down fears about Taranakis economy following a ban on future oil and gas exploration. The industry contributes about $2.5 billion … Read more »

Top oil analyst slams Govt’s ‘errors and misrepresentations’

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – Government ministers are peddling a range of “incorrect or misleading” arguments about the impact of its ban on issuing new licences for offshore oil and gas exploration, says leading oil and gas sector analyst John … Read more »

E tū media statement

Press Release – E tu

E t supports the Governments commitment to a Just Transition as it moves the country to a non-carbon future. Read more »

PM’s visit little comfort for Taranaki

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Prime Ministers visit today will be of little comfort to Taranaki people concerned about the future of their jobs and their region following the Governments oil and gas decision, Nationals Energy and Resources Spokesman Jonathan Young says. Read more »

Taranaki leaders calling for greater certainty

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Taranaki leaders calling for greater certainty and investment from the Government as the region becomes Ground Zero for the Just Transition Read more »

PM to Taranaki two months too late

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Taranaki people will be respectful, but also highly disappointed about the Prime Ministers visit tomorrow to discuss the Governments oil and gas exploration decision and rightly so, Nationals Energy and Resources Spokesperson Jonathan … Read more »

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