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Election Year Populism Won’t Cut Fuel Prices

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Labours scapegoating of petrol companies amounts to nothing more than election year populism, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. The cost of living is a serious problem, but more red tape and regulation wont make a difference to … Read more »

What’s Keeping Energy Leaders Awake At Night?

Press Release – Business NZ

BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) Executive Director Tina Schirr welcomes the release of the World Energy Councils Issues Monitor for 2020. The Issues Monitor provides a snapshot of what keeps energy policymakers, CEOs and leading experts in 104 countries … Read more »

New Survey Shows Increased Support For New Zealand’s Oil And Gas Industry

Press Release – PEPANZ

The publics view towards New Zealands oil and gas industry has markedly improved over the last two years, according to the latest survey on behalf of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) The UMR survey of … Read more »

OMV’s Deep Sea Oil Drill Fails

Press Release – Greenpeace

Thursday, February 20: South Islanders will be bidding Auf Wiedersehen to Austrian oil and gas giant OMV, which has come up empty handed following a controversial deep sea drill in the Great South Basin. Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner, … Read more »

OMV Update On GSB Drilling Programme

Press Release – OMV New Zealand

OMV NZ (on behalf of the Great South Basin Petroleum Exploration Permit Joint Venture) has completed the drilling of the Tawhaki-1 exploration well in the Great South Basin. The Tawhaki-1 exploration well was safely completed this week and preliminary indications … Read more »

Scientists Say Methane Emitted By Humans ‘vastly Underestimated’

Press Release – NIWA

NIWA researchers have helped unlock information trapped in ancient air samples from Greenland and Antarctica that shows the amount of methane humans are emitting into the atmosphere from fossil fuels has been vastly underestimated. Graphic credit: … Read more »

ThinkMarkets UK Open: Cable On The Back Foot

Press Release – ThinkMarkets

Sterling under pressure as Brussels play tough. Non-farm Payrolls anchored by a week of positive US data. Oil eyes a return to higher levels. Brexit concerns Sterling nudges along slumped at multi-month lows and increasingly looks under pressure having … Read more »

The “Twin Threats” Facing Big Oil

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The global oil and gas industry is facing the “twin threats” of the loss of profitability and the loss of social acceptability as the climate crisis continues to worsen. The industry is not adequately responding to either of those threats, … Read more »

OMV fails in Taranaki – win for the climate

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

“OMV’s failure to find fossil fuels in its recent drilling campaign off the Taranaki coast is a win for the climate” says Urs Signer, member of Climate Justice Taranaki. Read more »

The “Gull Effect” Lands in Wellington

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

The recently completed unmanned station in Petone is Gulls first site in the capital. This new site will bring competitive pressure and much welcomed price drops for the motorists in the lower North Island. Read more »

Is Government serious about the Climate Crisis or Not?

Press Release – Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago said this morning that Jacinda Arderns governments granting OMV consent to drill in the Great South Basin is a slap in the face for all who care about the climate crisis. Read more »

Waitomo delivers Christchurch competition & choice for Xmas

Press Release – Waitomo Group

Waikato-based fuel supplier Waitomo marks a major milestone for the Kiwi business tomorrow (Thursday 19 December), opening its first South Island Fuel Stop, in central Christchurch. Read more »

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