Oi well to start again after drilling difficulties

Article – BusinessDesk

June 10 (BusinessDesk) – The cost of the US$27 million exploratory Oi well offshore Taranaki has risen to US$40 million, largely as a result of the drilling partners being forced to plug and abandon the first well, which encountered technical difficulties … Read more »

Vector Network Summary for week ending 8 June 2014

Press Release – Vector

There were five car v. pole incidents during the week. An incident in Weymouth required a Vector pole to be replaced before power could be fully restored to the area. An incident in East Tamaki caused damage to a council streetlight pole only. Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: Sheep genome, fracking, high-level science

Column – Science Media Centre

The mapping of the whole genome of the humble sheep will open up new avenues of research for improving the health and quality of New Zealand’s most populous farm animal. Read more »

The Regions Matter – Give Them a Share of Royalties

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The West Coast is reeling today from more job losses, and the National Governments total neglect of the regions means there is nothing to soften the blow, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Oil and gas not safe enough for expansion into North

Press Release – Mana Party

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has found that government regulation of oil and gas drilling is woefully inadequate with a pile of big issues that desperately need to be sorted said Hone Harawira, MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai … Read more »

Moore St, Howick: Gas Leak/Road closure

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Moore Street Howick is closed between Howe St and Fencible Dr due to a gas leak. Diversions are in place. The road could be closed for several hours. Read more »

Māori Party welcomes report on Drilling for Oil and Gas

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Mori Party welcomes the final report today on the controversial oil and gas extraction method fracking by Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright – Drilling for Oil and Gas in New Zealand: Environmental Oversight and Regulation. Read more »

HBRC welcomes second report into oil and gas regulation

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) has released her second report into the regulation of the oil and gas industry in New Zealand. Read more »

Commissioner highlights need for climate plan

Press Release – Generation Zero

Speaking at the release of a report on oil and gas drilling today, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright highlighted the need for a Government plan to meet New Zealands greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. Read more »

Ministers welcome final PCE report on oil and gas

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Ministers today welcomed a report released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on oil and gas drilling. Read more »

Call for fracking moratorium in wake of report

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is calling for a moratorium following the release of a new report that makes it clear that oil and gas fracking in New Zealand could come at far too high a cost to our environment – including our waterways … Read more »

Frack and drill report reveals cowboy approach

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace New Zealand Programme Director Carmen Gravatt comments on the findings in the report Drilling for oil and gas in New Zealand released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright today. Read more »

Fracking report should be implemented immediately

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour calls on the Government to immediately implement the findings of a new report in to fracking and the wider oil and gas industry, says Environment spokesperson Moana Mackey. Read more »

Drill report small victory but not good enough

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki (CJT) reaffirms its call for an end to fracking and issuance of any new oil and gas permits. The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environments report supports CJTs view that the regulatory and management regime here requires … Read more »

Environmental watchdog gives fracking final tick

Article – BusinessDesk

June 4 (BusinessDesk) – The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has given a guarded final clearance for hydraulic fracturing, confirming her 2012 report that there are sufficient environmental safeguards, while calling for a National Policy … Read more »

Environment Commissioner condemns regulation of oil and gas

Press Release – Green Party

New Zealands independent environmental watchdog has condemned the Governments regulation of the oil and gas industry by calling it inadequate, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Environment Commissioner urges regulation on oil and gas

Press Release – Environment Commissioner

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has found regulation in New Zealand is not adequate for managing the environmental risks of oil and gas drilling, especially if the industry expands beyond Taranaki. Read more »

Picketing Parlimantary Commissioner of Environment

Press Release – Frack Free Kapiti

Members of Frack Free Kapiti will be picketing the Launch of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environments report: Drilling for Oil and Gas in NZ: Environmental over site and regulation Read more »

NZOG spuds in at Oi, seeking extended life for Tui

Article – BusinessDesk

June 3 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Oil & Gas has started drilling in the Oi prospect in its latest play to extend the life of offshore infrastructure that is servicing the declining Tui oil field. Read more »

Helping electricity and gas industries to improve safety

Press Release – Standards New Zealand

Electricity and gas industries will benefit from a new risk-based standard that helps them manage their assets to reduce risk and improve public safety. Read more »

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