NZ posts first trade deficit for March month in 10 years

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ posts first trade deficit for March month in 10 years as fuel imports surge Read more »

Fuel drives lift in imports

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The biggest increase in monthly fuel imports for five years saw total imports in March 2018 rise 14 percent to $4.9 billion, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

PEPANZ welcomes Productivity Commission report

Press Release – PEPANZ

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has welcomed the Productivity Commissions report into a low emissions economy with its emphasis on using the right policy tools. Read more »

Getting to Zero: challenging but achievable

Press Release – Productivity Commission

Today we released our draft report on how New Zealand should transition to a low-emissions economy. Read more »

NZ Refining says Marsden Point shutdown hit profit by $8.2m

Article – BusinessDesk

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining, operator of the country’s only oil refinery, says its 2017 oil pipeline failure knocked net profit by $8.2 million last year. Read more »

Our nuclear-free moment? Or business as usual?

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods will today travel to Taranaki to talk to those affected by her Governments oil and gas decision. Read more »

Q+A: Megan Woods interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

Energy Minister assures consumers they can still cook with gas Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods says New Zealand consumers will still be able to cook and heat their water with gas for many years to come, despite the governments stance on … Read more »

Oil and gas decision will cost each household $4000

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“The Governments decision to end offshore exploration of oil and gas will cost New Zealand at least $6.2 billion, according to documents released during election negotiations, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “We now know at least some of … Read more »

PEPANZ searching for analysis on offshore ban

Press Release – PEPANZ

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has lodged a series of Official Information Act requests with Government agencies today seeking the analysis behind the ban on offshore exploration for oil and gas. Read more »

Gas and oil ban not the way to transition

Press Release – Business Central

Gas and oil ban not the way to transition to a carbon-zero New Zealand Read more »

Greenpeace trial witnesses confirmed

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Former President and NASA scientist confirmed as witnesses in Greenpeace trial Monday, April 16: A world authority on climate science has told the New Zealand Government theyre “planning to put the wrong people on trial” for an offshore oil … Read more »

Science Deadline: This week in Sci-tech

Press Release – Science Media Centre

In this issue: No new oil permits, marine heatwaves heating up, and when did sweet potatoes spread? Read more »

NZ’s biggest gas user, Methanex, fears for long-term output

Article – BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) – Banning new offshore gas exploration “has significant implications for long-term gas supply” says Methanex New Zealand, which uses around 40 percent of all natural gas produced in this country to manufacture methanol, … Read more »

Oil decision gives NZ ‘clean, green’ mojo back

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday, April 13: The announcement by the Coalition Government that its ended all new offshore oil and gas exploration has thrust New Zealand onto the world stage and created a flurry of positive international attention that will benefit our biggest … Read more »

Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Theres just over a week remaining to tell the Finance and Expenditure Committee what you think about the Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill, with submissions closing at midnight on Friday 20 April 2018. Read more »

Petroleum industry needs to get on with a just transition

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions said today that it was heartened by yesterdays announcement from the Government of a just transition for those in the oil and gas industries, but disappointed that the petroleum industry appears unwilling to face facts. CTU … Read more »

NZ Oil and Gas on Govt announcement

Press Release – NZ Oil And Gas

Government’s announcement today about the future of offshore exploration. The government’s announcement will not have any immediate material impact on the operations or financial position of the company. Potentially transformational New Zealand Oil & Gas exploration … Read more »

‘Right goal, wrong tool’ says peak business lobby on oil

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – Ending new exploration permits for offshore oil and gas deposits uses the wrong tool for the right target, says the BusinessNZ Energy Council, a sub-group of Business New Zealand, the country’s peak business lobby group. Read more »

Consultation opens on Block Offer 2018

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has today announced the start of consultation with iwi and hap on the proposed Block Offer 2018 release area for petroleum exploration permits. Read more »

An historic day for action on climate change

Speech – New Zealand Government

Today ends all new oil and gas exploration in the waters around Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more »

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