Minister promoting NZ at international conference

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Energy and Resources Minister, Simon Bridges, is travelling to Melbourne today to promote New Zealand as an exploration destination to some of the worlds largest petroleum companies. The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Associations … Read more »

Trustpower annual earnings up 13%

Article – BusinessDesk

May 15 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower, the Tauranga-based energy and telecommunications service provider, posted a 13 percent rise in its underlying full-year earnings, excluding revaluation of a major acquisition, to $122.9 million. Read more »

Mobil commissions additional diesel storage tanks

Press Release – Released Via Network Communications

Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited (Mobil) has purchased and completed refurbishment of two additional bulk storage tanks at Bluff Terminal which will help ensure the reliable supply of fuel in the South Island as the economy grows. Read more »

Vector Network News

Press Release – Vector Limited

Our crews were kept busy in Aucklands CBD during the week, with power isolations carried out to three of four building fires there. An isolation of power was not needed at the fourth fire. Read more »

Perth rally against oil giant Chevron

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

A rally targeting offshore hydrocarbon corporation Chevron will be held by maritime workers from the offshore oil and gas industry outside the New Zealand consulate in Perth on Tuesday 12 May 2015 at 10 am (West Australian Time). Read more »

NZ Climate Change Documentary “HOT AIR” Now Free On Youtube

Press Release – Alister Barry

“HOT AIR – Climate Change Politics In NZ” – the award-winning feature length documentary which reveals how big business stopped NZ Government action on climate change – is being launched for on-demand free viewing today. Read more »

NIWA studies spectacular seabed gas flares

Press Release – NIWA

A team of scientists aboard NIWAs deepwater research vessel Tangaroa returns to Wellington tomorrow[Friday 1 May] with new knowledge about methane leaking into the atmosphere. Read more »

BP launches 95 Plus into retail market

Press Release – Senate SHJ

In a first for the New Zealand retail fuels market, BP has announced that from 30th April, the company will be offering a BP 95 Plus petrol blend across two sites in the Auckland market. Read more »

Temperatures Are Dropping – And So Are Fuel Prices

Press Release – Haystac

Gull has you covered with lower fuel prices Autumn leaves arent the only thing around town falling; fuel prices at Gull stations across the country are also dropping today. Read more »

Council Joins Global Movement

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

350 Aotearoa congratulates the Dunedin City Council for their vote to divest from fossil fuels yesterday. The divestment comes as part of the Councils ethical investment policy, that now excludes fossil fuel extraction, as well as tobacco, munitions, … Read more »

Genesis Energy cuts FY guidance after losing customers

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy, New Zealand’s largest energy retailer, cut its forecast for annual earnings after losing electricity and gas customers amid increased competition and as wholesale electricity prices declined. The shares dropped … Read more »

Pan Pacific independent directors reject Zeta offer

Article – BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) – Pan Pacific Petroleum’s independent directors have urged shareholders to reject a takeover offer from Zeta Resources, saying the proposal under-values the company and doesn’t include a sufficient premium for control. Read more »

China Steel Corp green-lights first LanzaTech scale-up

Article – BusinessDesk

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – China Steel Corporation, Taiwans largest integrated steelmaker, has given formal approval for a US$46 million investment in a commercial scale ethanol facility developed by New Zealand-founded LanzaTech. Read more »

NZ petrol prices rise and fall faster these days, says NZIER

Article – BusinessDesk

April 21 (BusinessDesk) – Rising global prices for crude oil and a 4 cents per litre increase in petrol prices this week saw Z Energy release updated research today from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research showing petrol prices react to international … Read more »

National must lead by example on climate change

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The National Government must meet its own climate change obligations before it preaches to the rest of the world, Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods says. Read more »

Getting to know the Gisborne gas seeps

Press Release – NIWA

A team of NIWA scientist heads offshore near Gisborne next week [April 23-May 1] to investigate a group of seabed gas flares erupting from near a glacier of frozen methane discovered last year. Read more »

Consumers happier with petrol station rivalry as prices fall

Article – BusinessDesk

April 14 (BusinessDesk) – Petrol stations have taken a big jump up in consumers’ esteem in the past year, with 68 percent of those polled in a survey undertaken in January saying they believe petrol station prices are competitive, up from 56 percent … Read more »

NZ Oil & Gas gets 3 directors on expanded Cue Energy board

Article – BusinessDesk

April 14 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Oil & Gas has gained three directors on an expanded board at Cue Energy Resources after securing 48 percent of the ASX-listed energy company. Read more »

NZ Oil & Gas awaits word of Cue board positions

Article – BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Oil & Gas is awaiting word from Cue Energy Resources on board representation, after securing 48 percent of the energy company it says may be encouraged to delist from the ASX. Read more »

Zeta Resources makes bid for Pan Pacific Petroleum

Article – BusinessDesk

April 10 (BusinessDesk) – Zeta Resources, the ASX-listed investment group advised by Duncan Saville’s ICM unit, has made a full takeover bid for Pan Pacific Petroleum, valuing the target company at A$29.4 million. Read more »

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