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 »

Greenpeace reveals world’s biggest seismic ship

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Sunday, December 11: Greenpeace NZ has released aerial footage from a reconnaissance flight of the worlds biggest seismic ship, the Amazon Warrior, blasting for oil 120 nautical miles off the Wairarapa Coast. Read more »

Anadarko drops offshore oil prospect, still ‘committed to NZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Texas-based oil and gas explorer and producer Andarko has joined a string of other oil majors in dropping an exploration licence in lightly explored offshore areas of New Zealand, although continues to hold interests in two … Read more »

Beaches safe from oil spills after Anadarko gives up

Press Release – Green Party

Beaches in Wellington, Wairarapa, and the top of the South Island are at less risk of being decimated by an oil spill after Anadarko surrendered its fossil fuel exploration permits in the Pegasus Basin, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Vocus enters energy market

Press Release – Vocus Communications

Vocus New Zealand has today taken ownership of Switch Utilities Ltd, marking the companys first acquisition in New Zealand since the merger with M2 Group earlier this year. Read more »

NZOG board recommends sale of Kupe stake

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 1 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Oil & Gas has recommended shareholders support the proposed sale of the energy explorer and producer’s stake in the Kupe oil and gas field, after an independent appraisal report deemed the offer was fair. Read more »

Time to break up with our banks – 2 December

Press Release – Oil Free Otago

We asked ANZ nicely ages ago to take our invested money out of big coal, oil and gas projects in Australasia and the Pacific, and they ignored us. Read more »

Risks of natural events on aging oil & gas infrastructure

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

CJT call for independent investigation on the risks of extreme weather and earthquakes on aging oil and gas infrastructure Read more »

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