NZ Oil and Gas on Govt announcement

Press Release – NZ Oil And Gas

Government’s announcement today about the future of offshore exploration. The government’s announcement will not have any immediate material impact on the operations or financial position of the company. Potentially transformational New Zealand Oil & Gas exploration … Read more »

‘Right goal, wrong tool’ says peak business lobby on oil

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – Ending new exploration permits for offshore oil and gas deposits uses the wrong tool for the right target, says the BusinessNZ Energy Council, a sub-group of Business New Zealand, the country’s peak business lobby group. Read more »

Consultation opens on Block Offer 2018

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has today announced the start of consultation with iwi and hap on the proposed Block Offer 2018 release area for petroleum exploration permits. Read more »

An historic day for action on climate change

Speech – New Zealand Government

Today ends all new oil and gas exploration in the waters around Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more »

Speech: Ardern – Planning for the future with climate change

Speech – New Zealand Government

Planning for the future with climate change we owe this to you Tena koutou katoa Read more »

Offshore Oil and Gas exploration Cancellation Welcomed

Press Release – Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The announcements to stop new oil and gas block offers are very welcome but are long overdue. This must be just the beginning of decarbonisation, says the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ, ECO. Read more »

Great Work Prime Minister – but don’t stop there

Press Release – Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago congratulates the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Government for ending new offshore oil and gas exploration in Aotearoa NZ, and calls for them to go a step further and ban current permits for new oil or gas exploration, including … Read more »

Petroleum ban – wrong tool for right goal

Press Release – Business NZ

Banning new oil and gas exploration is a crude and unnecessary way to achieve emissions reduction goals and blights New Zealands entire energy sector, says the BusinessNZ Energy Council. Read more »

The beginning of the end for the fossil fuel industry

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

350 Aotearoa says the governments decision to ban new offshore oil and gas projects spells the beginning of the end for fossil fuels in New Zealand. Read more »

NZOG to look offshore for new oil opportunities

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s only NZX-listed oil and gas explorer and producer says today’s government announcements ending the issuance of offshore oil and gas exploration permits “will not have any immediate material impact” on its … Read more »

Undiscovered offshore gas still available

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – The government is seeking to head off criticism of its decision to stop granting offshore oil and gas exploration permits by talking up the potential for a major oil and gas find in the Barque prospect, off the Canterbury … Read more »

CORANZ Wants Oil Exploration Banned on Public Lands

Press Release – Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations

Council of Outdoor Recreation Assns of NZ (CORANZ) Outdoor Recreation Body Wants Oil Exploration Banned on Public Lands A nation wide outdoor recreation advocacy the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations of New Zealand (CORANZ) wants oil … Read more »

Undiscovered offshore gas still available

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – The government is seeking to head off criticism of its decision to stop granting offshore oil and gas exploration permits by talking up the potential for a major oil and gas find in the Barque prospect, off the Canterbury … Read more »

Business impacted by oil and gas ban

Press Release – Business NZ

BusinessNZ says banning new petroleum and gas exploration will have significant implications for New Zealand business. Read more »

Further oil and gas drilling in Taranaki – disappointing

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Further oil and gas drilling in Taranaki – disappointing FROM: Climate Justice Taranaki DATE: 12th April 2018 – for immediate release Read more »

NZ govt ends new offshore oil and gas exploration

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand government will issue no new exploration permits for offshore oil and gas fields in a historic move to support its commitment to action on climate change. Read more »

Block offer decision a victory for NZ’s seas

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Government intentions to end offshore oil exploration is a huge step forward in protecting ocean wildlife from oil spills, seismic testing, and is an important contribution in the fight against climate change, says Forest & Bird. Read more »

PEPANZ disappointed in Block Offer changes

Press Release – PEPANZ

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) is very disappointed in the Governments decision to halt offshore Block Offers, saying it is likely to affect New Zealands energy security and international reputation. Read more »

Existing Oil And Gas Permit Holders Will Be Protected

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Deputy Leader and energy spokesperson Fletcher Tabuteau says New Zealand First is proud to have negotiated an outcome that will protect the rights of existing permit holders in the oil and gas industry. Read more »

Gas and petroleum decision is economic vandalism

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Governments decision to ban gas and petroleum exploration is economic vandalism that makes no environmental sense, National MPs Jonathan Young and Todd Muller says. Read more »

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