Govt pushing for fair deal for consumers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is acting on key consumer concerns, with Minister Megan Woods asking the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to further investigate fuel prices and Minister Faafoi moving to progress broad market studies powers for … Read more »

OG Oil & Gas extends NZOG takeover bid again

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) – OG Oil & Gas has extended its partial takeover bid for NZX-listed New Zealand Oil & Gas for a second time, again saying the extra time is to secure regulatory approvals. Read more »

Iwi Chairs Forum Oppose Seismic Testing

Press Release – Iwi Chairs Forum

Today during a national gathering of Mori leaders at Te Papa, an historic agreement was made to oppose all seismic testing and oil exploration in the waters of Aotearoa. Read more »

Strong environmental rules in place for seismic surveys

Press Release – PEPANZ

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) says it would welcome a discussion on how to improve the already strict regulations around marine seismic surveys. Read more »

Seismic surveying in Taranaki to go ahead

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

29 November 2017 Seismic surveying in Taranaki to go ahead National Party Energy and Resources Spokesperson and MP for New Plymouth Jonathan Young has welcomed the Governments decision to grant permits for seismic surveying in the Taranaki offshore … Read more »

“Expect resistance”: Greenpeace warning to Amazon Warrior

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

“Expect resistance”: Greenpeace warning to Amazon Warrior as it arrives in NZ — Saturday, 25 November: Greenpeace has issued a warning to the worlds biggest seismic blasting ship upon its arrival in New Zealand waters this morning. Read more »

OG Oil & Gas extends offer

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 24 (BusinessDesk) – OG Oil & Gas has pushed out the closing date of its partial takeover bid for New Zealand Oil & Gas to Dec. 20 to allow time to obtain regulatory approvals. Read more »

Government has the power to stop giant oil ship: Greenpeace

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday, November 24: Greenpeace are criticising a reported statement by the new Minister of Energy, Megan Woods, that the decision about whether to issue a permit for oil exploration is merely an “operational matter”. Read more »

Amazon Warrior steaming to NZ to blast blue whale habitat

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, November 22: An oil exploration ship at the centre of a storm of controversy for its seismic blasting agenda earlier this year in New Zealand is on its way back. Read more »

Ending Our Reliance on the Oil and Gas Industry

Article – Dr Terrence Loomis

Its got to happen sooner or later – the end of the coal and petroleum industries. The sooner the better according to climate scientists. Unthinkable for decades say industry representatives. After all, were dependent on the stuff and affordable … Read more »

Seismic survey monster not welcome in Taranaki waters

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

MEDIA RELEASE: Seismic survey monster not welcome in Taranaki waters FROM: Climate Justice Taranaki DATE: 17th November 2017 for immediate release Read more »

EECA Consults on Energy Levy-Funded Activities

Press Release – EECA

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is seeking feedback on its proposed energy levy-funded activities for the 2018/19 year. Read more »

Energy Research Strategy welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy Research Strategy welcomed Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Megan Woods has today welcomed the launch of an Energy Research Strategy for New Zealand developed by the National Energy Research Institute (NERI). The strategy was informed … Read more »

Global demand for natural gas a big opportunity for NZ

Press Release – PEPANZ

The International Energy Agencys new forecast that demand for natural gas will increase 45% by 2040 is a major opportunity for New Zealand, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ). Read more »

No new mines on conservation land signalled

Press Release – New Zealand Government

No new mines on conservation land signalled The Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today confirmed that the new Government will strengthen the protection for public conservation land by making it off-limits for new mining. The announcement … Read more »

Todd Corp sells 16% stake in Maari, Manaia oil fields

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Nov. 6 (BusinessDesk) – Todd Corp sold its 16 percent stake in the Maari and Manaia oil fields off the Taranaki coast to ASX-listed Horizon Oil for US$17.6 million as the country’s wealthiest family continues to reshape its energy portfolio. Read more »

Striking New Gas off Omaru is a ‘Game-Changer’ – Yeah Right!

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

NZ Oil and Gas recently described a one-in-five chance of striking gas in the Barque field off Oamaru a game-changer. It made glowing claims on its potential economic and environmental benefits. Climate Justice Taranaki rejects these claims completely. Read more »

Opportune Time to End Petroleum Industry Subsidies

Press Release – Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

A new study has found that taxpayer support for the New Zealand oil and gas industry increased 3-fold under the National government. In 2009 subsidies of all kinds were $40.5 million but that increased to $124 million by this year, a 300% increase. Read more »

New study shows exciting gas potential for Canterbury

Press Release – PEPANZ

— The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) is welcoming a new report showing the exciting potential of developing natural gas in the South Island. Read more »

PEPANZ acknowledges new emissions report

Press Release – PEPANZ

PEPANZ acknowledges new emissions report — The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) says a new report from the Ministry for the Environment today on global and domestic greenhouse gas emissions shows the challenges ahead … Read more »

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