Submission period opens on STOS marine consent application

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has today opened the submission period on a marine consent application by Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS) to continue its offshore activities in the Mui natural gas field. Read more »

Contact signs deal with Maui that could see it use less gas

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Contact Energy, one of New Zealands largest electricity generators and retailers, has signed a new deal with Maui Development Ltd to purchase between 22 and 26 petajoules of gas over a two-to-three-year period that significantly … Read more »

MightyRiverPower to keep energy price on hold

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) – MightyRiverPower, the first of the state-owned power companies to be partially privatised in 2013, will keep the price it charges for electricity on hold for a third year in a row, but again will pass on any movements in the transmission … Read more »

Natural Gas, Power and Coal Market Recap WE 1/4/15

Press Release – PIRA Energy Group

NYC-based PIRA Energy Group believes that big decisions to emerge and change course of LNG supply in 2015. In the U.S., last weeks weekly storage update from the EIA revealed a further contraction in withdrawals. In Europe, the downward price … Read more »

Boxing Day Demo: Norway’s Statoil unwelcome in Northland

Press Release – StopStatOil Whangarei

#StopStatOil@Whangarei, a newly formed protest group, is hitting the main highway north on Boxing Day, as major traffic flows head towards holiday destinations, and local traffic moves towards shopping sales Read more »

NZ Refining signs platinum sale and lease back deal

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining, which operates the Marsden Point refinery, has entered into a sale and lease back agreement for industrial platinum with Bank of Nova Scotia which it anticipates will cut annual costs by about $500,000. Read more »

NZ Oil & Gas buys 19.99% of Cue Energy from Todd for A$14M

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Oil & Gas buys 19.99% of Cue Energy from Todd for A$13.96 mln Read more »

Renewable electricity generation continues to rise

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today published the September quarter 2014 edition of the New Zealand Energy Quarterly. Read more »

EPA looks forward to high levels of compliance with EEZ law

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is expecting high levels of compliance with the new Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) legislation as operators become more familiar with the regimes strict new requirements. Read more »

Commerce Commission decision on WACC used for disclosures

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released its final decision on the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) that will apply to information disclosure for electricity lines and gas pipeline businesses. Read more »

New Oil and Gas Permits at odds with Climate Obligations

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

It is foolish and reckless for the NZ government to continue pushing for fossil fuel exploration. The government is ignoring its global obligation to tackling climate change. Its turning a blind eye to legitimate concerns from kiwis who care about … Read more »

Greenpeace closing down Statoil office now

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Wellington, 10 December 2014 – This morning Greenpeace activists are barricading shut Statoils new Wellington office before the Norwegian oil giant has fully opened for business. Read more »

Chevron, Indian state oil company enter NZ oil search

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 9 (BusinessDesk) – The third annual round of oil and gas exploration licences has attracted two new international players: US giant Chevron, which operates the Caltex brand in New Zealand, and Indian government-controlled ONGC Videsh, the first … Read more »

Govt awards 15 new oil and gas permits

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced the award of 15 new oil and gas exploration permits as a result of Block Offer 2014. Block Offer 2014 includes six onshore permits across the Taranaki, West Coast and East Coast basins, and nine … Read more »

Simon Bridges Speech: Block Offer 2014 Permit Awards

Speech – New Zealand Government

The oil and gas industry is already a vital part of the New Zealand economy. Oil is our fourth largest commodity export after dairy, meat and wood, and oil and gas combined contribute more than $2.7 billion to GDP each year. Read more »

Ten year anniversary for Gas Industry Company

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has congratulated the Gas Industry Company (GIC) on ten years of successful operation as a regulator in the downstream gas sector in New Zealand. The GIC has worked closely with industry and Government to support … Read more »

Vector Network News – 1 December 2014

Press Release – Vector

On Friday, the Commerce Commission released its decision on the default price path for 16 electricity lines businesses. As a result of their analysis, the Commerce Commission have given a clear view of the average residential electricity bill split. Read more »

Another endorsement for landfarm activities

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

A new study shows that soil ecology and health are not threatened by land-based bioremediation of drilling wastes under the consent conditions imposed by the Taranaki Regional Council. Read more »

Climate report reinforces need for Government action

Press Release – Green Party

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environments latest report released today reinforces the need for the Government to take climate change seriously, the Green Party said. Read more »

Changing climate and rising seas: Understanding the science

Press Release – Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

During my seven years as Commissioner, I have consistently said that climate change is the biggest environmental issue we face. This investigation has provided an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of what is causing climate change and one of its … Read more »

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