NZ puts seven new oil and gas areas put up for tender

Article – BusinessDesk

March 30 (BusinessDesk) – A total of seven new areas will be opened up to oil and gas exploration under its block offer tendering system, as the New Zealand government seeks to concentrate activity in a few strategically chosen areas. Read more »

Block Offer 2015: More of our Seas for Sale

Press Release – Oil Free Otago

At midday today Oil Free Otago will be at the office of Dunedin North MP Michael Woodhouse to deliver a message to his government. Read more »

Hon Simon Bridges: Block Offer 2015 release

Speech – New Zealand Government

Good morning, It is great to be with you today and can I warmly welcome our international guests. May you have a wonderful time in New Zealand. Read more »

Oil and Gas Block Offer 2015 announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has launched Block Offer 2015, the annual tender for oil and gas exploration permits. Read more »

Auckland City Shaken By Thousands Of Protest Drummers

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 29 March, 2015: Thousands of people from around the country brought drums along to a protest march in order to bang home a message to visiting oil executives that deep sea oil drilling is not acceptable in New Zealand. Read more »

Oil Free Wellington Delivers Message to Norwegian Consulate

Press Release – Oil Free Wellington

Oil Free Wellington Delivers Message to Norwegian Consulate as Government Prepares to Announce 2015 Oil and Gas Block Offer. Stop Statoil No deep sea oil. Read more »

Feedback will help refine crude proposal

Press Release – Refining NZ

Public feedback on Refining NZs proposal to bring bigger crude oil cargoes to Marsden Point has set the stage for a series of expert studies of the harbour and any potential impacts of the proposal. Read more »

Hop to Gull for Lower Petrol Prices

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

With Easter just over a week away, Gull has dropped fuel prices so Kiwi motorists have more money in the bank for the festive holiday. Read more »

ANZ Stop Funding Deep Sea Drilling

Press Release – Oil Free Otago

Today Oil Free Otago and will be at the ANZ bank, 71 George St, to present a letter to the manager asking ANZ to stop sponsoring deep sea drilling. Read more »

NZOG closes in on 50% of Cue Energy

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Oil & Gas has lifted its stake in Melbourne-based Cue Energy Resources to 41.55 percent amid signs it has picked up the 12 percent of Cue owned by Zeta Resources, a vehicle associated with NZOG director Duncan Saville. Read more »

New report shows full value of having oil and gas industry

Press Release – Venture Taranaki

A new report by Taranakis regional development agency has found that New Zealands oil and gas industry and its supply chain employ 11,720 people up from 7,700 in 2010 – and injects $2.79 billion into the nations economy an increase from … Read more »

Start-up Petromac develops device to guides oil well probes

Article – BusinessDesk

March 19 (BusinessDesk) – Petromac, a company started last year by Auckland-based petrophysicist Stephen McCormick, has developed a disruptive technology that allows oil and gas companies to get better data from wireline logging of oil wells. Read more »

Big Oil Rorting Kiwis at the Pump Six Year Lows

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on the government to tackle the fuel companies who have kept fuel prices high despite oil falling to six year lows. Read more »

NZOG says acceptances in Cue takeover lift holding to 27%

Article – BusinessDesk

March 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Oil and Gas said acceptances under its hostile takeover offer for ASX-listed Cue Energy Resources lift its interest in the target company to 27.3 percent, close to its target holding. Read more »

Deluge of drummers set to challenge oil industry big wigs

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 13 March 2015 – Thousands of people from around the country are expected to bang home a message to global oil executives during a march against deep sea oil drilling in Auckland this month. Read more »

Quaker letter to John Key on Climate Change Commitments

Press Release – The Religious Society of Friends

Quakers, as a religious body which has always had a strong commitment to peace and social justice, are concerned that New Zealand should respond effectively to its responsibilities to the future, especially to the younger members of the population. … Read more »

Cheap oil to boost NZ national income by $2.4B a year: RBNZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Cheap oil to boost NZ national income by $2.4 bln a year, RBNZ says Read more »

Grant Samuel report ‘materially overstates’ Cue Energy value

Article – BusinessDesk

March 10 (BusinessDesk) – A report being used by Cue Energy Resources to fend off a takeover bid from New Zealand Oil & Gas `materially overstates’ the target company’s value, says Wellington-based Woodward Partners in a report for clients … Read more »

350 Calls for TSB to Go Fossil Free

Press Release – 350 Aotearoa

Today 350 Aotearoa has launched a petition calling for TSB Bank to make a commitment to being fossil fuel free. The petition comes after TSB Bank, the Taranaki community-owned bank, last week announced it had written down its remaining $53.9 million debt exposure … Read more »

Kiwi motorists deserve better from Energy Minister

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Simon Bridges letter to petrol companies warning them they have been too slow to cut their prices is no way to regulate an industry or hold the oil companies to account. Its also a blatant admission New Zealand motorists are being overcharged, … Read more »

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