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British Petroleum Should Correct Fuel Tax Pamphlet

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

8 JANUARY 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on BP to correct leaflets about the costs of petrol which underestimate the tax component of the price paid for petrol by as much as 10 percent. Read more »

Court confirms resource consents for Refinery dredging

Press Release – Refining NZ

The Environment Court has confirmed the resource consents issued to Refining NZ for its dredging project, subject to minor revisions agreed between the parties. Read more »

Inquiry reveals mining regulator captured by industry

Press Release – Forest And Bird

The Government agency charged with regulating mining under the Crown Minerals Act has been captured by industry, the State Services Commission (SSC) inquiry into private spies Thompson and Clark revealed today. Read more »

Evidence of collusion with oil + gas industry a wake-up call

Press Release – Green Party

Todays report from the State Services Commission shows Government departments colluded with private security firms working for oil and gas companies to spy on New Zealanders, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. This must … Read more »

MBIE spying on political parties ‘affront to democracy’: SSC

Article – BusinessDesk

The “very close relationship” between the government’s exploration regulator and private security firm Thompson & Clark led the agency to become involved in surveillance activity involving two political parties – the Green and Mana parties, an inquiry … Read more »

Conference should focus on carbon capture and storage

Press Release – PEPANZ

The Just Transitions conference to be held in Taranaki next year should include a focus on carbon capture and storage technology, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ). Read more »

COP24 ends without firm promises to raise climate action

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Sunday, December 16 : Just two months after the UNs Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned we have 12 years left to save the world, COP24 ended with no clear promise of enhanced climate action. Read more »

Major energy costs in trying to replace natural gas

Press Release – PEPANZ

A new report today warns there will be major costs to New Zealanders in trying to replace the role of natural gas, according to the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ). Read more »

Trout, Blakeley named for fuel pipeline inquiry

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Elena Trout and Rodger Blakeley have been appointed by the government to examine last years fuel pipeline shutdown in Northland and identify any lessons it has for the resilience of the countrys fuel supplies. Read more »

Z Energy says EV take-up will drive charger installs

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 6 (BusinessDesk) – Z Energy says it is ready for the rapid expansion of electric vehicles but has no idea when that tipping point will be reached. Read more »

Commission opens first market study into retail fuel sector

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today commenced a market study into factors that may affect competition for the supply of retail petrol and diesel used for land transport throughout New Zealand. Read more »

UPDATE: Govt confirms petrol price inquiry as prices fall

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 3 (BusinessDesk) – The government wants to be “ready to go” with a policy response to its inaugural ‘market study’ into the retail fuel market as soon as the report emerges in a year’s time, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Read more »

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