Commercial diver to plug leak, oyster farms defer harvest

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

A commercial diver is to plug a leak of diesel coming from a sunken private vessel in Coromandel Harbour as Waikato Regional Council works to limit the impact of the spill. Read more »

BP takes petrol under $2 nationally for first time in years

Press Release – BP New Zealand

BP has led the tenth consecutive price reduction since early October at the pumps this morning, taking 91 unleaded petrol under $2.00 per litre across the country at its company owned sites. Read more »

PQ 8. Budget 2014—Geological Data Projects

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

8. BRETT HUDSON (National) to the Minister of Energy and Resources : What update can he give on new data acquisition projects to support geological prospectivity signalled in Budget 2014? Read more »

Heads in the Sand, nationwide, Sunday 7 December

Press Release – Coal Action Network

On December 7, people at beaches across New Zealand will put their heads in the sand in a collective tribute to the Key Governments lack of action on climate change, and its ongoing threats to the New Zealand environment from mining. Read more »

Govt continuing to support data acquisition

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says the Governments planned investment of $8 million to acquire new aeromagnetic and petroleum data will greatly contribute to our understanding of geological prospectivity in New Zealand. Read more »

PQ 4. Oil and Gas Production—Taranaki

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

4. JONATHAN YOUNG (NationalNew Plymouth) to the Minister of Energy and Resources : What update can he give on energy resources development in the Taranaki region? Read more »

Minister welcomes oil announcement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the news that a new oil well has gone into production in Taranaki. OMV announced overnight that the development well MR-8A has successfully started production and is expected to produce about 4,500 … Read more »

Z Response to Drive-Off Wage Docking

Press Release – Z Energy

MBIE has written to the retail fuel industry around the recent issue of some operators docking wages from retail site staff for drive-offs. Read more »

Petrol prices edge down towards $2 per litre

Press Release – AA Petrol Watch

National petrol prices have edged closer to $2 a litre for the first time in two-and-a-half years. Petrol prices fell 8 cents per litre during November, with the price of 91 octane ending the month on $2.06 per litre at most outlets. Diesel fell 6 cents to … Read more »

Stop Fracking in Our Big Blue Backyard – Frack Free Kapiti

Press Release – Frack Free Kapiti

Evidence given at the EPA hearing of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at sea blows the industry accepted line that fracking is not happening offshore in New Zealand right out of the water. Read more »

Another endorsement for landfarm activities

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

A new study shows that soil ecology and health are not threatened by land-based bioremediation of drilling wastes under the consent conditions imposed by the Taranaki Regional Council. Read more »

Climate report reinforces need for Government action

Press Release – Green Party

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environments latest report released today reinforces the need for the Government to take climate change seriously, the Green Party said. Read more »

Changing climate and rising seas: Understanding the science

Press Release – Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

During my seven years as Commissioner, I have consistently said that climate change is the biggest environmental issue we face. This investigation has provided an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of what is causing climate change and one of its … Read more »

NZOG’s head of exploration Bill Houston resigns

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Bill Houston, New Zealand Oil & Gas’ general manager of exploration, has resigned less than a year after he took up the role with the listed energy explorer. Read more »

Poor govt advice to workers on petrol station drive-offs

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions has raised concerns with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (‘MBIE’) regarding their reported advice to workers about the petrol station drive away issue. Read more »

Gull Pushes Petrol Below $2

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Fill er up suddenly doesnt sound quite as daunting. Gull, New Zealands independent family-owned oil company, has this morning, at 7am, dropped the price of 91 petrol to $1.999 a litre, with prices at some sites as low as $1.899 per litre. Read more »

Residents’ Views Sought on Oil and Gas Exploration

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Monday, 17 November 2014) Do you have a view on exploration for oil and gas off the Otago coast? Read more »

BP Leads Further Price Reduction at the Pumps

Press Release – SenateSHJ

BP last night led the seventh consecutive price drop in the last six weeks with a further reduction at the pumps on petrol and diesel at its company-owned sites. BP has decreased the price of petrol by 2 cents per litre and diesel by 2 cents per … Read more »

National welcomes oil companies, ignores climate change

Press Release – Green Party

The indicative areas for Block Offer 2015 released today show that National is still focused on oil and gas rather than addressing climate change, said the Green Party today. Read more »

National Government Expands Oil and Gas Drilling

Press Release – Oil Free Wellington

The National Government is flying in the face of climate science and public opposition as it opens over 100,000 sq km to oil and gas exploration. The Government’s proposed Block Offer 2015 is a huge step in the wrong direction. Last week the IPCC’s Fifth … Read more »

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