Major study on geothermal potential to get underway in May

Press Release – GNS Science

A research project aiming to define opportunities for developing geothermal heat supply at likely prospects along the length of the West Coast will get underway in May. Read more »

Higher fuel prices push up producer prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Higher fuel prices contributed to the rise in producer output and input prices in the December 2017 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

17-metre blue whale to make appearance in Mission Bay

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday, February 16: A 17-metre blue whale called Janet is expected to make an appearance at a rally on Saturday in Mission Bay against new oil and gas exploration. Read more »

New survey shows broad support for oil and gas industry

Press Release – PEPANZ

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has released its latest industry reputation survey, showing improved public understanding of the oil and gas industry in New Zealand. Read more »

Opinion: Time for Energy Minister to End Oil Exploration

Opinion – Dr Terrence Loomis

Shortly after the last election, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated that fossil fuels were not New Zealand’s future and future exploration block offers would be reviewed. Read more »

Say No More to NZ Oil & Gas

Press Release – Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago media release 5 Feb 2018 Nuclear Free Moment? Prove it. Say No More to NZ Oil & Gas Oil Free Otago calls on the Minister of Energy and Resources Megan Woods to make good on her Prime Ministers call that climate change is her … Read more »

Another Nuclear-free Moment for Minister Megan Woods?

Press Release – Dr Terrence Loomis

Ever since the Prime Minister announced last October that “fossil fuels were not New Zealand’s future, and future block offers would be reviewed,” Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has been under the gun to be seen to be taking … Read more »

Activists threatened with “draconian” Anadarko Amendment

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, January 31: Police have warned climate activists currently locked onto an offshore oil exploration support ship in the Port of Taranaki that officials from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are travelling from Wellington … Read more »

Greenpeace activists jump on Amazon Warrior support vessel

Press Release – Greenpeace

Wednesday, 31 January: Greenpeace activists have boarded the support vessel of the worlds largest seismic blasting ship this morning, and locked themselves to it. Read more »

Climate Justice Taranaki regrets EPA drilling decision

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki regrets EPA drilling decision DATE: 16th January 2018 – for immediate release FROM: Climate Justice Taranaki Read more »

Shell Taranaki’s marine consents granted with conditions

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

Shell Taranaki Limiteds applications for marine and marine discharge consents to use a jack-up drilling rig within the Maui field in the South Taranaki Bight have been granted by the EPA, subject to conditions. Read more »

OGOG declares partial NZOG takeover unconditional

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 11 (BusinessDesk) – OG Oil & Gas has declared its partial takeover for New Zealand Oil & Gas unconditional, having achieved more than enough support to take control of the NZX-listed energy explorer and producer. Read more »

Contact Energy to sell AGS to Gas Services New Zealand

Press Release – Contact Energy

Contact Energy Limited (Contact) has announced the sale of its Ahuroa Gas Storage facility (AGS) to Gas Services New Zealand (GSNZ) for NZ$200 million, while retaining the rights to use the facility to meet its future needs. Read more »

Updated Rules for Gas Pipeline & Electricity Lines Companies

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released its final decision to update the rules around related party transactions for electricity lines and gas pipeline businesses. Read more »

Public Information Disclosure Requirements Tidied Up

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has updated its information disclosure requirements for regulated international airports, electricity lines companies and gas pipeline businesses. Read more »

Govt allows new seismic blasting in Māui dolphin habitat

Press Release – WWF

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand says that the New Zealand government is failing to protect the last 63 Mui dolphins by allocating oil and gas exploration rights within Mui dolphin habitat off Taranaki. Read more »

New permit issued for oil and gas exploration must be last

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

New permit issued for oil and gas exploration must be NZs last, says Greenpeace Read more »

One new oil and gas exploration permit awarded

Press Release – NZ Petroleum and Minerals

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals petroleum national manager Josh Adams today announced that one exploration permit has been awarded in Block Offer 2017. Westside New Zealand Ltd submitted the successful bid for an area covering 547km2 off the … Read more »

Fossil fuel expansion undermines new Climate Commission

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Monday, December 18: Greenpeace says the Governments announcement on the formalisation of a Climate Commission is a positive step, but expanding the fossil fuel industry by issuing new fossil fuel permits would undermine the Commission before it even … Read more »

Eight Actions Take to Phase Out Govt Support for Oil and Gas

Press Release – Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

Eight Actions Government Could Take to Phase Out Support for the Oil and Gas Industry Read more »

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