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NZ First urged to block exploration ban

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand First needs to halt the governments planned ban on new offshore exploration before it can harm the countrys energy security and manufacturing sector, Greymouth Gas says. Read more »

Govt trashes NZ reputation, creates $104M losses

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government has hurt New Zealands reputation well beyond the oil and gas sector, and must respond to investors facing $104 million of losses if its exploration ban succeeds, Nationals Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. Read more »

Urgent need to close loopholes in exploration ban

Press Release – Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

Last Wednesday it was announced that Austrian oil company OMV had been granted a two-year extension to its exploration permit to assess geological data in the Great Southern Basin off the Otago Coast before deciding whether and where to drill … Read more »

Exploration ban ‘selfish, rich world’ approach, MPs told

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) – The governments proposed exploration ban is a selfish and rich world approach that ignores the countrys responsibility to help deliver low-carbon energy in the broader Pacific region, MPs heard yesterday. Read more »

Exploration ban ‘selfish, rich world’ approach, MPs told

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) – The governments proposed exploration ban is a selfish and rich world approach that ignores the countrys responsibility to help deliver low-carbon energy in the broader Pacific region, MPs heard yesterday. Read more »

Exploration ban ‘selfish, rich world’ approach, MPs told

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) – The governments proposed exploration ban is a selfish and rich world approach that ignores the countrys responsibility to help deliver low-carbon energy in the broader Pacific region, MPs heard yesterday. Read more »

Green Party calls for oil drilling loophole to be closed

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party will propose an amendment to the Crown Minerals Act Amendment Bill to close a current loophole that allows for oil and gas companies to extend their permits for offshore drilling. Read more »

NZ heading for gas supply gap – OMV

Article – BusinessDesk

New Zealand is heading into a gas supply gap and will need a new discovery to arrest the production decline it is on now, MPs heard yesterday. Read more »

Woods again fails to defend the indefensible

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Megan Woods has underlined just how indefensible the decision to axe oil and gas exploration is by failing to provide any evidence to back up her claim it will reduce carbon emissions, Nationals Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. Read more »

The Nation: Energy Minister Megan Woods

Press Release – The Nation

Energy Minister Megan Woods says regulating the price of petrol is one of the options that will be considered but no decisions would be made until the Commerce Commission comes back with their market report. Read more »

Greenpeace launches trainings to confront oil driller OMV

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Saturday, October 13: Greenpeace has launched the first of a series of national training workshops to prepare for the arrival of oil giant, OMV. Read more »

High power prices to persist with Pohokura outage

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) – High power prices may persist for another month with full production from the Pohokura gas field not expected to resume before late November. Read more »

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