Staying Safe on the Road and Saving Fuel

Press Release – EECA

As New Zealanders get ready to start their summer road trip, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) has some driving trips that will keep them safer on the road, make for a more pleasant ride and save fuel. Read more »

Shell, partners sell Maui pipeline to First State for $335M

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Shell New Zealand-controlled Maui Development has sold the Maui natural gas pipeline for $335 million to funds managed by First State Investments, which recently bought Vector’s gas distribution and transmission assets. Read more »

Diesel priced at under $1 per litre

Press Release – Gull New Zealand

From today, due to falling international oil prices, Gull has priced Diesel at under $1 per litre. Dave Bodger, Gull New Zealand General Manager noted that Government data revealed that the last time diesel prices were under one dollar per litre was … Read more »

Vector Gas and Refining NZ invest in future

Press Release – Vector

Vector Gas and Refining NZ invest in future Vector Gas Limited and Refining NZ have reached an agreement to double the quantity of gas available for the Marsden Point refinery. The agreement will see Vector Gas invest approximately $25 million in upgrading … Read more »

Risking our most endangered species for fossil fuels

Press Release – Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

New permits for oil and gas exploration include the habitat of the countrys rarest speciesthe Maui dolphin. Seismic testing is disruptive and will displace Maui dolphins and other endangered speciesmeaning the Government needs to act now to … Read more »

Date extension for Z Energy’s application to acquire Chevron

Press Release – Commerce Commission

On 1 July 2015, Z Energy Limited (Z Energy) registered an application with the Commerce Commission seeking clearance to acquire 100% of the shares in Chevron New Zealand (Chevron), the owner of the Caltex brand in New Zealand. Read more »

BP Commits to Major Investment in Nelson

Press Release – British Petroleum

The investment includes two raze and re-builds for BP 2go Richmond (117 Queen St) and BP 2go Haven Road along with a refit at BP 2go Blenheim. Read more »

Two days after Paris Agreement, pretending it doesn’t exist

Press Release – Oil Free Wellington

The announcement of new exploration permits on and off shore in Taranaki just a few days after the Paris climate agreement is another stark reminder that we cant rely on our government to solve the climate crisis. Read more »

Oil permits show National isn’t serious about climate change

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government has today awarded nine new oil and gas exploration permits, in the latest demonstration it has absolutely no intention of living up to the Paris agreement to halt climate change, the Green Party says. National couldnt even … Read more »

Govt fails Maui dolphins by issuing oil exploration permit

Press Release – WWF

The New Zealand government is failing to protect the last 55 Mui dolphins by selling off rights for oil and gas exploration in the waters where they are known to swim, says global conservation organisation WWF. Read more »

Government’s oil permit announcement symbol of failure

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

December 16, 2015: The absence of deep sea oil permits in the Governments just-announced 2015 block offer is another nail in the coffin of New Zealands oil programme, says Greenpeace executive director Dr Russel Norman. Read more »

Oil explorers retreat to small-scale Taranaki plays

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Oil and gas explorers have reacted to plunging global oil prices by taking up the smallest and most conservative range of new petroleum exploration licences since the government began its annual ‘block offer’ bidding process in 2012. Read more »

Govt awards new permits in Taranaki Basin

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced the award of nine new oil and gas exploration permits for Block Offer 2015. Block Offer 2015 includes three onshore permits and six offshore permits, all in the Taranaki Basin. Collectively … Read more »

Relief for Diesel Drivers as BP Reduces National Price Again

Press Release – BP New Zealand

BP has decreased its national price again this morning, removing three cents per litre on diesel fuel. Read more »

Z to install six rapid charge EV charging stations

Press Release – Z Energy

Z Energy will install six rapid-charge electric vehicle charging stations at sites in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch by the end of February. Read more »

New measure to share costs of maintaining NZ’s oil security

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

10 December 2015 New measure to share costs of maintaining NZs oil security equitably Read more »

Shell head office raises prospect of full exit from NZ

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Multi-national oil company Royal Dutch Shell is putting its New Zealand assets up for strategic review as part of a global strategy to become “a simpler, more profitable and resilient company.” Read more »

John Key poised to hand out more oil drilling permits

Press Release – Greenpeace

John Key poised to hand out more oil drilling permits in wake of Paris climate talks Read more »

National Government wins another fossil

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government’s love affair with fossil fuels has just become more embarrassing, as New Zealand was voted one of the top ten most attractive nations for the fossil fuel industry to do business in, the Green Party says. The Government was yesterday … Read more »

Waste oil firm fined $425k

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Enviro Waste Services Limited has been fined $425,000 in the Auckland High Court following a Commerce Commission investigation into attempted anti-competitive conduct in relation to the collection of waste oil in the upper South Island. Read more »

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