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June qtr renewables reach 37-year high

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Sept. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Strong hydro and wind generation saw 85 percent of the countrys electricity produced from renewables in the June quarter, according to government data. Read more »

Canstar Blue awards gas industry

Press Release – Canstar Blue

Auckland, 19 September 2018. Over 400,000 households in New Zealand use gas either natural or LPG as a form of energy. Canstar Blue has recently looked at the market to see which suppliers customers think offer the most outstanding value. Read more »

Call for oil and gas select committee to meet in Taranaki

Press Release – PEPANZ

The select committee that considers legislative changes to oil and gas exploration should meet in Taranaki, according to the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ). Read more »

Tax Working Group report due Thursday

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) – The first report of the government’s Tax Working Group will be published Thursday, while long-delayed announcements on legislation to allow onshore oil and gas exploration permits to be offered this year are imminent, said … Read more »

PEPANZ has it wrong

Press Release – Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) claims there are no direct or major subsidies to the oil and gas industry, but the Productivity Commissions report confirms they do exist. Read more »

Greenpeace has it wrong – no subsidies for oil and gas

Press Release – PEPANZ

There are no direct subsidies for the oil and gas industry in New Zealand and Greenpeace has their facts wrong, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ). Read more »

NZ electronic card spending climbs in August

Article – BusinessDesk

New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards rose in August as payments on fuel surged, following a downward revision to the previous month’s figures. Read more »

Fossil Free Dunedin? Bring it On

Press Release – Oil Free Otago

Today around 150 Dunedin people, led by climate action group 350 Dunedin and joined by Oil Free Otago, Seniors Climate Action Network, Wise Response and Generation Zero, met in the Octagon to demand a stop to new fossil fuel exploration in their region … Read more »

Petrol and chemical products lead fall for manufacturing

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The volume of both petroleum and chemical product manufacturing sales dropped in the June 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Natural gas key to low-carbon transition

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 5 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand has plenty of natural gas and will need to use it to keep its transition to a lower-carbon economy affordable for homes and industry, First Gas chief executive Paul Goodeve says. Read more »

OMV: Shell’s offshore NZ assets keep local programme viable

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 4 (BusinessDesk) – OMV says its purchase of Shells offshore assets in New Zealand will help the enlarged group maintain a sufficient exploration and development programme to keep its local activities viable. Read more »

Big Taranaki climate polluters to be named and shamed

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Despite the government’s recent announcement for no new offshore petroleum permits, existing permit holders continue to drill on and offshore, and new permits may be issued onshore in Taranaki. Climate Justice Taranaki spokesperson Emily Bailey says … Read more »

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