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 »

Report highlights risks to energy security

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

A Transpower report laying out the challenges that come with relying on electricity for our energy supply underlines the folly of the Governments rushed decision to stop offshore petroleum exploration, Nationals Energy and Resources spokesperson … Read more »

NZOG and OMV: No Future for you in Canterbury/GSB

Press Release – Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago will use the worldwide Hands Across the Sand event at St Clair Beach Dunedin to sign letters to company directors of NZOG and OMV explaining why it is not worth their while to continue prospecting in the Southern Ocean. Open letter … Read more »

NZ producer input, output prices rise in 1Q – dairy/fuel up

Article – BusinessDesk

May 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand producer input and output prices rose in the first quarter, lifted by increasing fuel and dairy prices. Read more »

Research shows natural gas isn’t a bridge fuel

Press Release – Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

The Governments plan for transitioning away from reliance on oil and gas, announced by the Prime Minister in March and discussed in more detail recently by Minister for Energy and Resources Megan Woods, places considerable reliance on gas as a ‘bridge … Read more »

Energy exploration ban adds risk to investment in fertiliser

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ’s energy exploration ban adds risk to investment in fertiliser production, Ballance says By Rebecca Howard Read more »

Green Light or Light Green? The Govt’s environmental reforms

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

Freshwater was a prominent election issue and is high on this governments agenda. On Sunday, Minister Parker announced big changes to freshwater policy including a reformed national policy statement on freshwater management. This conference session … Read more »

More oil and gas shocks exposed

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The oil and gas industry will be devastated to learn that the Government has more law changes in store for it changes it hasnt been up front about, National Party Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. Read more »

PEPANZ welcomes Productivity Commission report

Press Release – PEPANZ

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has welcomed the Productivity Commissions report into a low emissions economy with its emphasis on using the right policy tools. Read more »

Getting to Zero: challenging but achievable

Press Release – Productivity Commission

Today we released our draft report on how New Zealand should transition to a low-emissions economy. Read more »

Gas leak – Porirua – Wellington

Press Release – New Zealand Police

We are asking people to please avoid the Parumoana Street area of central Porirua near the Pak n Save supermarket. Read more »

Portable gas heaters should be banned from Kiwi homes

Press Release – Master Plumbers

Master Plumbers wants portable gas heaters banned from all residential properties in New Zealand, due to the serious risks they pose to your health and safety. Read more »

Our nuclear-free moment? Or business as usual?

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods will today travel to Taranaki to talk to those affected by her Governments oil and gas decision. Read more »

Q+A: Megan Woods interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

Energy Minister assures consumers they can still cook with gas Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods says New Zealand consumers will still be able to cook and heat their water with gas for many years to come, despite the governments stance on … Read more »

Oil and gas decision will cost each household $4000

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“The Governments decision to end offshore exploration of oil and gas will cost New Zealand at least $6.2 billion, according to documents released during election negotiations, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “We now know at least some of … Read more »

PEPANZ searching for analysis on offshore ban

Press Release – PEPANZ

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has lodged a series of Official Information Act requests with Government agencies today seeking the analysis behind the ban on offshore exploration for oil and gas. Read more »

Gas and oil ban not the way to transition

Press Release – Business Central

Gas and oil ban not the way to transition to a carbon-zero New Zealand Read more »

Greenpeace trial witnesses confirmed

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Former President and NASA scientist confirmed as witnesses in Greenpeace trial Monday, April 16: A world authority on climate science has told the New Zealand Government theyre “planning to put the wrong people on trial” for an offshore oil … Read more »

Science Deadline: This week in Sci-tech

Press Release – Science Media Centre

In this issue: No new oil permits, marine heatwaves heating up, and when did sweet potatoes spread? Read more »

NZ’s biggest gas user, Methanex, fears for long-term output

Article – BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) – Banning new offshore gas exploration “has significant implications for long-term gas supply” says Methanex New Zealand, which uses around 40 percent of all natural gas produced in this country to manufacture methanol, … Read more »

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