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Cancelling Canterbury Basin Drilling Plans A Wise Decision, Says Extinction Rebellion

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion Otautahi

Extinction Rebellion tautahi say that Beach Energys announcement that they wont be deep sea oil and gas drilling in the Canterbury Basin this summer is a wise decision. Communities around Aotearoa have been resisting deep sea oil for … Read more »

Govt’s Oil & Gas Ban Delivers Another Economic Blow

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Beach Energys decision to cancel its 2021 Canterbury Basin drilling program is another blow to our economic recovery, and a signal that the energy sector has lost confidence in New Zealand under this Labour Government. Labour undermined confidence … Read more »

No Exploration Off Canterbury Coast Disappointing News

Press Release – PEPANZ

The decision not to carry out exploratory drilling for oil and gas off the Canterbury coast next year is disappointing news, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ). Beach Energy has confirmed that tentative plans … Read more »

The Gull Effect Lands Again In Wellington

Press Release – Gull New Zealand

Gull is spreading its wings with a second site opening in the Capital in time for the busy pre-Christmas period as people get ready for summer holidays. The recently completed unmanned station at Wingate in the Lower Hutt suburb of Taita is Gulls … Read more »

Māori Party Oppose Attorney Generals Intervention In Seabed Mining Case

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Mori Party oppose Attorney General David Parkers intervention in Ngti Ruanuis seabed mining legal battle in the Supreme Court, which agrees with mining company Trans-Tasman Resources interpretation of the EEZ Act. It is unacceptable … Read more »

Waitomo Creates Big Bang With $50,000 Free Fuel Giveaway

Press Release – Waitomo

Waikato-based fuel supplier Waitomo has fired up the New Zealand retail fuel market, launching a $50,000 Moolah giveaway for the month of November. A market disruptor, the family-owned and operated Kiwi business has launched a new retail app, which … Read more »

OMV Offshore Drilling A Threat To The Climate

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

“Recent reports of Austrian oil drilling giant OMV’s plans to keep drilling for fossil fuels off the Taranaki coast is a threat to a stable climate for future generations” says Urs Signer, spokesperson for community group Climate Justice … Read more »

Activists Deliver A Message To Mining Lobby Straterra As Mining Lobby Cancels Conference

Press Release – Oil Free Wellington

Activists disrupted the work of mining advocates Straterra this morning by dumping buckets of coal in their central city Wellignton offices. This was salt in the wound for Straterra, as the mining lobbyists have just cancelled their annual conference … Read more »

Profit Of The Largest Company By Market Capitalization Drops By 50% In H1 2020

Press Release –

According to the research data analyzed and published by , Saudi Aramcos profits dropped by 50% to $23.2 billion in H1 2020. During H1 2019, net income was $46.9 billion. Q2 2020 saw an even bigger decline at 73%, from $24.7 billion to $6.6 … Read more »

Summary: The Greens Clean Energy Plan

Article – Jack Young

A summary version of a policy analysis by Jack Young, Engineer specialising in industrial energy management and sustainability. Full version with references and scientific discussion also available. Read more »

Post-COVID Fuel Savings To Get Kiwis Moving Again

Press Release – Gull New Zealand

Gull New Zealand is offering a 10 cent per litre discount for New Zealand motorists to help Kiwis save at the pump and travel freely again as alert levels move down. The Discount Day will apply to all Gulls fuel types across the companys entire … Read more »

Open Letter To Minister Megan Woods Re Sale Of The Maari Oil Field

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

“We urge the Minister to halt the consent for the transfer of interest and change of operatorship of the Maari oil field from OMV to Jadestone Energy. Decisions on such proposals should not be made, at least until the Crown Minerals Act and other … Read more »

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