Collins’ Comments: 13 April 2017

Press Release – Judith Collins

It was a great day when the Pulman Arena opened a couple of weeks ago. I must congratulate and thank Bruce Pulman, his family and his team who have worked to make this amazing space available to the community of Papakura and beyond. It is a huge gift for the … Read more »

NZOG says potential Barque partners ‘studying the data’

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Oil & Gas says potential partners for the deepwater Barque prospect off the Canterbury coast are “studying the data” and the company may be willing to put up more of its own capital if one of them comes … Read more »

Auckland Council pulls funding from oil, gas, coal companies

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

350 Aotearoa is delighted that Auckland Council voted this morning to withdraw all investments in companies that produce and extract coal, oil and gas. Read more »

Simply Group expands services

Press Release – Simply Group

From electricity to multi-utility: Simply Group expands services Simply Group expands expertise and services beyond the electricity sector Major partnership with countys biggest gas network provider Prototype bespoke billing system … Read more »

Greenpeace NZ boat Taitu intercepts seismic oil ship

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

The Greenpeace boat Taitu has intercepted the worlds biggest seismic blasting ship, the Amazon Warrior, AKA The Beast, about 50 nautical miles off the Wairarapa Coast. Read more »

Greenpeace NZ sets out in crowdfunded boat

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace has launched its crowdfunded boat Taitu this morning from Napier and is heading out to confront the worlds biggest seismic blasting ship. Read more »

Hundreds of Medical students call for fossil fuel divestment

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Students’ Association – NZMSA

Yesterday, over 100 medical students from the Auckland University Medical Students Association (AUMSA) rallied to call on the University of Auckland to cease investments in coal, oil, and gas companies, to protect public health and reduce the impacts … Read more »

OMV, STOS Win Big at Inaugural Petroleum Conference Awards

Press Release – PEPANZ

OMV and Shell Todd Oil Services were the big winners at the inaugural New Zealand Petroleum Conference awards announced tonight. OMV picked up the awards for Exceptional Health, Safety and Environmental Leadership and for Excellence in Community Partnership … Read more »

Minister Collins sees exploration activity returning

Article – BusinessDesk

March 22 (BusinessDesk) – Energy Minister Judith Collins expects oil and gas exploration activity will return as margins start to improve. Read more »

Launch of Block Offer 2017

Speech – New Zealand Government

Its a pleasure to welcome you all to New Plymouth in the Taranaki province, the heart of oil and gas production in New Zealand. Read more »

2017 Block Offer petroleum tender launched

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand is well-placed to take advantage of the economic benefits of oil and gas exploration, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins announced today at the launch of the 2017 Block Offer petroleum tender. Read more »

Oil conference in lockdown as protesters blockade entrance

Press Release – The People’s Climate Rally

Tangata Whenua and people from all over New Zealand are currently blockading the Petroleum Summit in New Plymouth, to prevent government and oil industry delegates from entering the TSB Showplace. Read more »

Massive oil rig liability a ticking time bomb

Press Release – Green Party

The Government faces a bill of up to $855 million over the next 25 years as New Zealands aging oil rigs come to the end of their life, the Green Party revealed today. Read more »

Petroleum Conference Opens tomorrow in New Plymouth

Press Release – Petroleum Exploration Association of New Zealand

The 2017 New Zealand Petroleum Conference opens tomorrow in New Plymouth, the first time the Conference has been hosted in Taranaki. Read more »

AA Smartfuel boosts offering with Contact Energy

Press Release – AA Smartfuel

Theres no sign of AA Smartfuel taking its foot off the pedal with the announcement of a new partner one of New Zealands leading energy companies, Contact Energy. Read more »

NZ petrol companies wary of customs law overhaul

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s petrol companies are welcoming a change to 20-year-old customs and excise law but want to make sure they don’t get blindsided by the way officials judge whether a blended fuel will attract more duty. Read more »

Genesis replaces Contact as FlyBuys’ electricity provider

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy is replacing Contact Energy in the FlyBuys loyalty scheme, as the country’s largest electricity retailer seeks to improve its attraction to existing and would-be customers. Read more »

Loyalty NZ welcomes Genesis Energy to Fly Buys

Press Release – Loyalty New Zealand

Auckland, 16 March 2017 Loyalty NZ, the company behind the Fly Buys loyalty programme, has confirmed that Genesis Energy will be joining the coalition on 7 May. Read more »

Nanette Moreau presents systemic Issues in energy industry

Press Release – Utilities Disputes

At the 8-March 2017 Downstream conference for the energy industry, Nanette Moreau, Commissioner of Utilities Disputes Ltd (formerly the Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner) presented the causes of systemic issues that she believes … Read more »

Action Needed To Grow New Zealand’s Petroleum Sector

Press Release – Petroleum Exploration Association of New Zealand

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) today called on the next Government to review fiscal policy settings, invest in further geological studies of New Zealands petroleum basins and establish a dedicated … Read more »

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