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PM makes staggering mistake on fuel tax impact

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister has got her fuel tax numbers badly wrong, showing she doesnt even know how much her Governments additional taxes are costing New Zealanders, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. Read more »

High power prices to persist with Pohokura outage

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) – High power prices may persist for another month with full production from the Pohokura gas field not expected to resume before late November. Read more »

Will the Government Govern?

Press Release – Frack Free Network

The Government say they are stopping new petroleum exploration, but they are not. If passed as is, the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill would cement the legal rights of private oil companies to drill baby drill, right into the 2050s. Read more »

Just Transition needs a slice of Govt’s $5.5 billion surplus

Press Release – New Plymouth District Council

New Zealand’s Just Transition needs a slice of Government’s $5.5 billion surplus Read more »

Auckland Business Chamber on petrol prices

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

The tipping point for fuel consumers has been the blunt and ineffective fuel taxes imposed by local and central government. The margins identified by media today are less than most retailers would seek and have not changed. It is worth noting: … Read more »

Time to escape the volatile fossil fuel trap: Green Party

Press Release – Green Party

Time to escape the volatile fossil fuel trap: Green Party Petrol prices havent been this high since the 1980s, highlighting the need to free ourselves from fossil fuel reliance, Green Party Co-Leader James Shaw said today. Prices have always … Read more »

No increase in petrol margins, Z Energy says to PM’s attack

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Z Energy has had no increase in its petrol margins over the past year and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s attack on petrol retailers’ pricing is “inconsistent with Z’s own experience,” chief executive Mike Bennetts … Read more »

OIA reveals oil giant OMV seeking drill extension

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace has today revealed that Austrian oil giant OMV has requested an extension to its upcoming drill commitment in the Great South Basin. Read more »

Petrol consumers being ‘fleeced’, says Ardern

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern effectively declared war on the petrol industry today saying “New Zealanders, in my book, are being fleeced”. Read more »

Govt should drop taxes to provide immediate relief

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government should axe its fuel tax increases to provide immediate relief to motorists, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says. Read more »

Petroleum companies under pressure

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

The pressure is building against oil, gas and coal companies in Aotearoa who continue to push for fossil fuel extraction with increasing community calls to curb climate change. Protesters will be gathering outside Todd Energy, Beach Energy and OMV tomorrow … Read more »

Taranaki leading the “Just Transition”

Press Release – New Plymouth District Council

Taranaki leading the Just Transition and aiming to become southern hemispheres renewable energy hub Read more »

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