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Waitomo favours more open wholesale fuel contracts

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Waitomo Group says it would welcome greater freedom in fuel contracting proposed by the Commerce Commission, but it has doubts about the returns the regulator believes smaller retailers are making. Read more »

Stable ETS important for Marsden Point

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 21 (BusinessDesk) – The top-quartile emissions performance of the Marsden Point oil refinery is a national advantage and one the firm will be working to maintain when it enters the emissions trading scheme in 2023, chief executive Mike Fuge says. Read more »

“Low emissions fund” helps burn bunker oil

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The $65,000 granted to Interislander so it can install electric vehicle chargers on its ferries is the most absurd waste of money yet to be delivered by the Low Emissions vehicle fund, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union. Read more »

Droves prepare to deliver OMV eviction notice

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, August 14: Close to 100 people are preparing to hand in an eviction notice to Austrian oil giant OMV at its Majestic Centre headquarters in Wellington this morning. Read more »

MBIE to review exploration protest regime

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 8 (BusinessDesk) – The governments processes for policing protest in New Zealand waters are to be tightened to ensure risks are properly assessed and responded to in a proportionate way, and that proper controls are maintained over how information … Read more »

Gov will review last taxpayer supports for fossil fuels

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is glad special treatment for oil and gas industries has been winding down since this Government was elected and the last remaining taxpayer funded support measures for fossil fuel industries in New Zealand will be reviewed. In the work … Read more »

Oil exploration is the real threat to national security

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday 8th August – MBIE has released a report today which shows that over the last decade Government agencies treated protest at sea against oil exploration as a serious threat to national security. Read more »

External review of Operation Exploration released

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today released an external review into how the non-interference provisions of the Crown Minerals Act are effected. Read more »

Murdoch report another nail in coffin for Anadarko Amendment

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is calling for the controversial Anadarko Amendment to be rescinded after the Murdoch report released today. Read more »

OMV hearing urged to consider economic benefits

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – A panel considering the environmental impact of trace discharges from a drilling rig has been urged not to lose sight of the potential economic and climate benefits of a large gas find off the South Island. Read more »

COSL Prospector ideal rig for Great South Basin – OMV

Article – BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – The COSL Prospector is an ideal rig for drilling in the Great South Basin, an Environmental Protection Authority hearing was told today. Read more »

Protesters slam EPA for ignoring climate change for OMV

Press Release – Oil Free Otago

Tuesday, 30 July: Members of Oil Free Otago are gathering outside the Distinction Hotel in Dunedin at midday with their mouths taped shut in protest of Austrian oil giant, OMV. Read more »

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