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Marsden Point firefighting foams

Press Release – Refining NZ

Reports by Radio New Zealand about contamination from firefighting foams at the Marsden Point Refinery are misleading. Read more »

Fire-fighting foam investigation

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is not aware of any evidence that fire-fighting foams manufactured using PFOS or PFOA continue to be discharged into the environment, as recently reported by news outlets. Read more »

Shabby exploration ban will prove costly

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Further evidence shows that the Governments sudden change in approach to offshore exploration opens it up to the risk of legal challenge, Nationals Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. Read more »

Call for Wellington Mayor to Ban Petroleum Conference

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

Local climate group 350 Wellington are inviting Wellingtonians to join the call for Wellington Mayor, Justin Lester to kick fossil fuel companies out of Wellington by banning the Petroleum Conference from council-owned venues. Read more »

Strong Dollar Could Cap Oil Prices

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The strength of the U.S. dollar poses an obstacle to further gains in oil prices. Read more »

Gull announces Discount Day

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Gull is bringing everyone a warm winter savings of 10 cents off per litre on all fuel types across their entire network, from 7:00am on Thursday 26th July, 2018 until 12pm (mid-day) on Friday 27th July, 2018. Read more »

Trustpower supports intent of emissions target

Article – BusinessDesk

Trustpower supports intent of emissions target but calls for careful consideration of impacts By Rebecca Howard Read more »

NZ Refining granted consents to dredge Whangarei Harbour

Article – BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining has been granted resource consent to dredge Whangarei Harbour by the Northland Regional Council, something it says will let larger crude cargoes of around 1 million barrels to be shipped to Marsden Point. Read more »

NZ Refining reports negative margins

Article – BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining has reported negative margins for the first time in five years after a major maintenance shut had to be extended last month. Read more »

Taranaki needs oil and gas, not an ‘economy manager’

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

No amount of communist-style economic planning will undo the damage of the oil and gas ban, says Taxpayers Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke. The Government wants to shield Taranakis economy by appointing a $600,000-dollar transitional … Read more »

Taking our foot off the pedal

Press Release – Paymark

Petrol prices have increased for many Aucklanders this week as the regional petrol tax came into effect. Pump prices had already been rising before 1 July, due to rising international oil prices, and appear to be having an effect on wider spending patterns, … Read more »

DROPIT offers $10,000 relief at the pump

Press Release – DROPIT

Tauranga, 3 July Aucklanders feeling the pinch at the pump are being offered the chance of an early reprieve thanks to a leading Kiwi tech company dropping the price on $10,000 in petrol vouchers. Read more »

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