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 »

Greenpeace intercept world’s biggest seismic oil ship

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Press release – January 13, 2017 Greenpeace crew have made contact with the worlds biggest seismic oil ship after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa. Greenpeace crew have made contact with the worlds … Read more »

Top Five To-Do’s in 2017 for Electricity and Gas

Press Release – Utilities Disputes

A stable supply of electricity and gas is white noise most of the time, but if these utilities suddenly arent available or suddenly cost too much, here are some 2017 resolutions to help you prepare. Read more »

Review of rules for regulated electricity, gas, airport

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Commission releases final decisions on review of rules for regulated electricity, gas and airport services Read more »

NZOG pitches Kupe sale

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Oil & Gas made its final pitch to shareholders to sign off the sale of its 15 percent stake in the Kupe oil and gas field to Genesis Energy for $168 million as the energy explorer and producer looks to diversify its … Read more »

Oil and gas exploration evaporates in 2016 block offer

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Todd Corp has emerged with the only new oil and gas exploration permit after the government’s Block Offer 2016, which had invited bids covering 525,515 square kilometres, including four offshore and one onshore area. Read more »

Single oil and gas permit shows strategy has failed

Press Release – Green Party

News that just one small exploration permit has been awarded in the latest oil and gas Block Offer shows its time for the Government to give up its fossil fuel strategy and embrace clean energy, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Fossil fuels “faltering”: Lose out on $5 trillion in assets

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

The fossil fuel industry is faltering and divestment numbers have skyrocketed, according to a new report by Arabella Advisors. Read more »

Rally to oppose any new oil and gas permits, 14 Dec 12:30pm

Press Release – Oil Free Wellington

With the government set to announce new permits to allow even more prospecting for oil and gas Oil Free Wellington is holding a protest outside oil company Statoil’s Wellington offices at Midland Park, Wellington. Read more »

Nanette Moreau named Commissioner of Utilities Disputes Ltd

Press Release – Utilities Disputes

The Board of Utilities Disputes Ltd, formerly known as The Office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner (EGCC), today named dispute resolution executive Nanette Moreau as Commissioner of Utilities Disputes. Read more »

Utilities Disputes releases six-monthly report

Press Release – Utilities Disputes

In the six months to 30 September 2016, Utilities Disputes Ltd (formerly the office of the Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner) recorded 2047 enquiries, up 18.3% from the previous six month period. Complaints decreased by 10.6% with 1162 recorded … Read more »

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