Kiwisaver revelations display importance of divestment

Press Release – Oil Free Wellington

“The shocking revelations that kiwisaver funds are being invested in oil exploration and weapons manufacturers displays the need for the growing divestment movement,” says Oil Free Wellington spokesperson James Barber. Read more »

Trans Tasman maritime unions meet with politicians

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

A global campaign against oil operator Chevron has come to New Zealand, with maritime unions saying the company has a bad record of dealing with local communities around the world. Read more »

Petroleum services company fined

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Petroleum services company fined for their part in Turoa ski field diesel leak Petroleum Services (2001) Limited has been fined $34,500 and ordered to pay costs to WorkSafe of $20,000 after a stationary container system at Turoa ski field on Mt Ruapehu failed, … Read more »

Oil Free Otago Getting On with Going Off Fossil Fuels

Press Release – Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago have joined with other community groups in Dunedin to form Valley Community Workspace Inc.(VCW), and are getting on with going off fossil fuels. The groups, including Transition Valley 473, The Valley Project, Dunedin Makerspace and … Read more »

CPI up 0.4 percent on higher petrol prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.4 percent in the June 2015 quarter, following falls of 0.3 percent and 0.2 percent in the March 2015 and December 2014 quarters, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Uni of Otago Foundation Trust Divests from Fossil Fuel

Press Release – OtagoUniDivests

On Monday the University of Otago Foundation Trust decided to divest its endowments from the exploration and extraction of fossil fuels. Divestment made the monthly meeting agenda after 24 notable university staff members and a petition 1000 signatures … Read more »

Landfarming, a good story to tell

Press Release – PEPANZ

Landfarming and the benefits it brings is actually a good story to tell. The release of the Landfarming Guidelines brings about a happy ending to the Landfarm debate, Cameron Madgwick, CEO of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association NZ … Read more »

Kea Petroleum exit from NZ a step closer

Article – BusinessDesk

July 14 (BusinessDesk) – Shareholders in cash-strapped London-listed oil and gas explorer, Kea Petroleum, have voted to approve the disposal of the company’s interests in Taranaki exploration and production licences and a recapitalisation plan that … Read more »

Fuming at the Petrol Pump

Press Release – Canstar Blue

Kiwis quality of life impacted by the cost of fuel Auckland, Friday 3 July- A new survey by consumer research company, Canstar Blue has lifted the petrol cap on Kiwis service station habits showing that 43% of New Zealanders quality of life is impacted … Read more »

Minister marks end of successful development

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today congratulates OMV on their successful completion of the Maari Growth campaign in offshore Taranaki. OMV have announced that their drilling campaign is now completed, with the capacity of the Maari field … Read more »

Maari Growth project successfully completed

Press Release – OMV New Zealand

OMV is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Maari redevelopment project in New Zealand Read more »

Commerce Commission registers Z Energy’s application

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has registered an application from Z Energy Limited (Z) seeking clearance to acquire 100% of the shares in Chevron New Zealand Limited (Chevron), the owner of the Caltex brand in New Zealand. Read more »

Taxes going up and down, but fuel prices should be falling

Press Release – AA Insurance

Petrol tax collected to fund New Zealands land transport system is increasing 3 cents per litre on 1 July, the third of three scheduled annual tax increases. However, at the same time ACC is reducing the tax it collects from petrol by 3 cents per litre. Read more »

Real threat to security is Govt climate policy

Press Release – Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa today congratulated the Greenpeace climbers on the roof of Parliament drawing attention to the lack of Government action on climate change. Read more »

Gull Delivers a ‘Winter Warmer’ to Motorists Today

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Gull is providing extra comfort for Kiwi motorists who are feeling the pinch after having to crank up the heaters as the chilly blast made its way up the country this week. Read more »

No STOS Maui Appeal but CJT mission lives on

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki (CJT) will not file an appeal on the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)s decision to grant Shell Todd Oil Services a 35 year consent to expand its operations at the Maui gas field. Read more »

EEZ Amendment Bill passes third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for the Environment 23 June 2015 Media Statement EEZ Amendment Bill passes third reading Read more »

Small GDP impact in big greenhouse gas cuts: Infometrics

Article – BusinessDesk

June 10 (BusinessDesk) – Major cuts to greenhouse gas emissions would have hardly any impact on New Zealand’s economic growth rate, says private economic consultancy Infometrics in analysis for the Ministry for the Environment. Read more »

Maui oil and gas field gains 35-year operating consent

Article – BusinessDesk

June 5 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s largest and longest-producing offshore oil and gas field, Maui, has gained marine resource consents allowing it to operate for up to 35 years more, following hearings by a decision-making committee (DMC) of the … Read more »

Z Energy to run multi-brand strategy after buying Caltex

Article – BusinessDesk

June 2 (BusinessDesk) – Z Energy says it is committed to running a multi-brand strategy following the acquisition of the Caltex and Challenge! brands from Chevron New Zealand in a $785 million deal announced this morning after details leaked to the Australian … Read more »

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