2017 Block Offer petroleum tender launched

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand is well-placed to take advantage of the economic benefits of oil and gas exploration, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins announced today at the launch of the 2017 Block Offer petroleum tender. Read more »

Oil conference in lockdown as protesters blockade entrance

Press Release – The People’s Climate Rally

Tangata Whenua and people from all over New Zealand are currently blockading the Petroleum Summit in New Plymouth, to prevent government and oil industry delegates from entering the TSB Showplace. Read more »

Massive oil rig liability a ticking time bomb

Press Release – Green Party

The Government faces a bill of up to $855 million over the next 25 years as New Zealands aging oil rigs come to the end of their life, the Green Party revealed today. Read more »

Petroleum Conference Opens tomorrow in New Plymouth

Press Release – Petroleum Exploration Association of New Zealand

The 2017 New Zealand Petroleum Conference opens tomorrow in New Plymouth, the first time the Conference has been hosted in Taranaki. Read more »

AA Smartfuel boosts offering with Contact Energy

Press Release – AA Smartfuel

Theres no sign of AA Smartfuel taking its foot off the pedal with the announcement of a new partner one of New Zealands leading energy companies, Contact Energy. Read more »

NZ petrol companies wary of customs law overhaul

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s petrol companies are welcoming a change to 20-year-old customs and excise law but want to make sure they don’t get blindsided by the way officials judge whether a blended fuel will attract more duty. Read more »

Genesis replaces Contact as FlyBuys’ electricity provider

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy is replacing Contact Energy in the FlyBuys loyalty scheme, as the country’s largest electricity retailer seeks to improve its attraction to existing and would-be customers. Read more »

Loyalty NZ welcomes Genesis Energy to Fly Buys

Press Release – Loyalty New Zealand

Auckland, 16 March 2017 Loyalty NZ, the company behind the Fly Buys loyalty programme, has confirmed that Genesis Energy will be joining the coalition on 7 May. Read more »

Nanette Moreau presents systemic Issues in energy industry

Press Release – Utilities Disputes

At the 8-March 2017 Downstream conference for the energy industry, Nanette Moreau, Commissioner of Utilities Disputes Ltd (formerly the Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner) presented the causes of systemic issues that she believes … Read more »

Action Needed To Grow New Zealand’s Petroleum Sector

Press Release – Petroleum Exploration Association of New Zealand

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) today called on the next Government to review fiscal policy settings, invest in further geological studies of New Zealands petroleum basins and establish a dedicated … Read more »

Iron sands hearing moves to New Plymouth

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

Public hearings on a proposal to mine iron sands off the coast of Taranaki move to New Plymouth for four days from today (March 6) and will run until Thursday, March 9. Read more »

NZOG narrows first-half loss in lead-up to $168m Kupe sale

Article – BusinessDesk

March 1 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Oil & Gas narrowed its loss in the final six months of 2016, just before the $168 million sale of its stake in the Kupe oil and gas fields, cutting almost a third of its operating costs, and halving exploration … Read more »

Caltex cuts dividend to pay for Gull acquisition

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 21 (BusinessDesk) – ASX-listed Caltex Australia has reported a 17 percent jump in annual profit despite revenue dropping, and is looking to regional expansion with its acquisition of Gull New Zealand the first step. Read more »

NZOG sees more potential in deepwater Barque prospect

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Oil & Gas, which is hunting out new investment opportunities, is in talks with prospective partners for the deepwater Barque prospect off Oamaru’s coast after almost trebling the size of what a successful find could … Read more »

National cooking the planet with gas

Press Release – Green Party

National is not taking seriously its responsibility to protect future generations and eliminate climate-damaging pollution, despite its high-profile commitment last year to the Paris Climate agreement, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Research: Gov’t efforts to promote oil & gas development

Press Release – Dr Terrence Loomis

New research suggests Governments efforts to promote oil and gas development while managing environmental critics and exerting more government control over resource management are harming long-standing government/civil sector relationships. Read more »

Kirkbride Rd open after earlier gas main rupture

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency says Kirkbride Road is now open after it was closed due to a ruptured gas main earlier in the afternoon. Read more »

Greenpeace challenges PEPANZ to a public debate

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Im writing in regard to your invitation to attend the 2017 Petroleum Conference, taking place in Taranaki this March. I appreciate that this must be a significant step for PEPANZ, as it is the first time that Greenpeace has been formally asked … Read more »

Trustpower sees small gain for 2017 earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower says 2017 earnings will be a slight improvement on the previous year when it reported a 38 percent fall in annual profit to $90 million. Read more »

New Plymouth celebrates lower fuel prices

Press Release – Gull New Zealand

Gull New Zealand has winged its way to New Plymouth, bringing lower fuel prices to local motorists. Read more »

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