Company changes increase prices for Contact gas customers

Press Release – Contact Energy

The price Contact Energys piped natural gas customers pay from 1 December 2014 will increase to reflect changing distribution and transmission costs that are outside of Contacts control. Average bill increases for Contact customers are between … Read more »

Protest at New Plymouth Oil and Gas Expo

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

About 30 protesters from Climate Justice Taranaki, Frack-free Kapiti, Te Uru Pounamu Action Group, Oil Free Wellington, Frack-free Manawatu and the east coast protested yesterday outside New Plymouth’s biennial Oil and Gas Expo at the TSB Stadium. Read more »

New Zealand Petroleum Exploration and Mining Permits Map

Press Release – Freeman Media

The next edition of the New Zealand Petroleum Exploration and Mining Permits map is available now. This edition features numerous permit work programme changes including to timelines for drilling work and seismic acquisition, several permit surrenders … Read more »

Shell and Todd caught drilling without approval

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document … Read more »

Hellaby expects to complete at least one acquisition in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Hellaby Holdings, the diversified investment company, expects to proceed with at least one acquisition this financial year as it looks to further broaden its portfolio. Read more »

Pulse Energy seeks up to $6 mln in convertible notes offer

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Pulse Energy, the electricity retailer controlled by lines company Buller Electricity, is seeking up to $6 million through a convertible notes offer to sophisticated investors to ensure it has a big enough cash buffer as it … Read more »

Transfield Worley wins $20 mln annual contract from Genesis

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Transfield Worley Power Services won a $20 million annual maintenance contract with Genesis Energy, New Zealand’s largest power retailer, which is trying to cut costs by 10 percent. Read more »

Vector Network News

Press Release – Vector Limited

On Monday and into early Tuesday morning, Vectors crews worked 24/7 to repair and reinstate the fire damaged cables at Transpowers Penrose substation, thereby restoring power to the 20,000 customers affected. Read more »

Supreme Court ends Greymouth Petroleum stoush

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) – The Supreme Court has effectively ended a bid by interests associated with estranged Greymouth Petroleum minority shareholder John Sturgess to overturn a High Court order requiring the Sturgess interests to sell their 13.85 … Read more »

Advantage New Zealand Petroleum Summit 2015

Press Release – Freeman Media

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals, PEPANZ and Freeman Media, are pleased to announce the merger of the Advantage Petroleum Conference and the New Zealand Petroleum Summit. Read more »

Oil Activists hold funeral

Press Release – Oil Free Auckland

Auckland, 02 October 2014 – Oil Free Auckland activists held a funeral for the dead oil industry as the part-Statoil sponsored Petroleum Summit ended tonight at Skycity Convention Centre. Read more »

Bridges: Speech to 2014 New Zealand Petroleum Summit

Speech – New Zealand Government

Our abundance of energy and minerals resources provides us with unique opportunities to build the New Zealand economy. Over the past three years the Government has made significant changes to how the sector is regulated. Weve done the groundwork necessary … Read more »

Hikoi From North Reaches Oil Conference Tomorrow

Press Release – Statoil Out

Today: The Hikoi opposing Statoil plans for seismic testing and deep sea oil drilling has marched through Dargaville and later be welcomed to Piringatahi Marae, West Harbour,Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland. Read more »

Equinoctial gales usher in spring

Press Release – Vector Limited

Wednesday (Sept 24) morning at 9:18am marked a special point in our orbit around the sun – the overhead sun shifted from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere, known as the September equinox. Over the next few weeks, as we notice the longer … Read more »

Tax office appeals Vector’s $53 million win on CBD tunnel

Article – BusinessDesk

The Inland Revenue Department will appeal a High Court decison which found in favour of Vector over a $53 million payment relating to the Auckland electricity and gas network operator’s access rights to its Auckland CBD tunnel. Read more »

Greenlane Biogas sold to UK investor for $25mln

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand exporter of biogas technology Greenlane Biogas has been sold to a listed UK company for $25 million. Read more »

Infratil shares gain on Aust energy sale, manager books fee

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Infratil shares rose to the highest in more than six years on the prospect of a capital return after the A$605 million sale of its Australian energy operations for A$605 million, which will generate a $44 million fee for manager … Read more »

Start to Spring Brings Volatile Weather

Press Release – Vector Limited

The start of spring ushered in the usual volatile weather in the shape of blustery conditions over the weekend. On Sunday, wind gusts of up to 85 km/h were reported in Whangaparaoa, 70 km/h in West Auckland and 76 km/h in southern parts of the city. … Read more »

New Data Resource to Help in the Search for Oil And Gas

Press Release – GNS Science

Geologists will produce a series of freely available digital maps and a comprehensive database over the next four years to help exploration companies pinpoint prospective areas to explore for oil and gas in New Zealands offshore territory. Read more »

Quieter Week for Vector Crews

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vector has made it easier for its northern network customers to report an outage. Instead of calling their retailer, they can now get in touch with Vector directly. Read more »

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