Shell wins at Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards

Press Release – Deloitte

The Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards were held last night in Auckland to recognise achievement and excellence in the New Zealand energy sector. Over 640 guests attended the spectacular black-tie event at the Langham Hotel. Read more »

Full details of oil execs’ junket revealed

Press Release – Green Party

Full details of a $237,000 taxpayer-funded oil executives junket in 2011 have emerged. National paid the nearly quarter of a million dollars to wine and dine 11 oil executives in New Zealand during the Rugby World Cup. Read more »

Bay of Plenty Regional Council: Resource Consent Numbers

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Chairman of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Douglas Leeder, announced today that the Council had received in excess of 150 submissions from the public on the Application made by the Astrolabe Community Trust to leave the remains of the MV … Read more »

Submissions available on OMV Maari consent application

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

This is an update on the application by OMV NZ for a marine consent to complete their development drilling programme in the Maari field in the Taranaki Basin. Read more »

New publication reveals fuel spending impact on development

Press Release – RCG

New Zealanders are driving less, and using less petrol than a decade ago, but the cost has gone from $3.8b to $7.8b a year says commercial property, architecture, design and research company RCG. Read more »

AA says pump prices should be dropping

Press Release – Automobile Association

Media Release: 1 August 2014 PetrolWatch July 2014 AA says pump prices should be dropping Read more »

More oil extravagance from National exposed

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government spent $850,000 to help host a two-day petroleum conference at Sky City last year, it has been revealed. Read more »

Stop putting livestock on toxic waste dumps

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Media Release: Stop putting livestock on toxic waste dumps From: Climate Justice Taranaki Date: 31 July 2014 for immediate release Read more »

Greens’ dolphin plan does not make sense

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Green Partys dolphin plan to prohibit any new oil and gas developments off the North Islands West Coast and to ban fishing in areas where there is no record of the Mauis dolphin does not make sense, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith … Read more »

National’s desperate oil drilling agenda exposed

Press Release – Green Party

A Wall Street Journal article exposing the Governments attempts to lure deep sea oil drillers to New Zealand shows National will stop at nothing to open up our coastlines to deep sea oil, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Former oil company head to speak in Hawke’s Bay

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Former oil company head to speak in Hawkes Bay The former Executive Chairman of Shell Australia, Dr Roland Williams is to speak at two seminars in Hawkes Bay next month. Dr Williams is a former Global Head of Shells international gas and … Read more »

Green Party launches plan to protect our beaches

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party launches plan to protect our beaches from oil spills The Green Party today launched its plan to protect New Zealand beaches from oil spills. The plan is the second component of the Partys environmental priority this election: Rivers … Read more »

New Zealanders willing to pay tax to protect dolphins

Press Release – Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

A report released this week shows a large majority of New Zealanders want Mauis and Hectors dolphins protected and they are prepared to pay for it. Read more »

Swift Opens Branch In New Zealand

Press Release – Swift Worldwide Resources

Swift Worldwide Resources ( ), the premier supplier of manpower resources to the oil and gas industry, has opened an office in New Plymouth, the major city in the Taranaki Region of New Zealand. This new office … Read more »

National refuses meeting with Maui’s advocates

Press Release – Green Party

National has refused a briefing from a group of Mauis dolphins experts, whose research shows 80 per cent of New Zealanders want greater protection for the critically endangered dolphin, the Green Party said today. Read more »

KASM to fight seabed mining decision appeal

Press Release – Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) today notified the High Court of its intention to join the EPA in opposing an appeal by Trans Tasman Resources against the EPAs decision to refuse consent for the countrys first seabed mining proposal. Read more »

Gull Effect Comes to Hampton Downs

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Auckland, 17 July 2014 Petrol prices are set to fall in and around Te Kauwhata with the opening of a new unmanned, drive thru site at Hampton Downs operated by independent family owned fuel retailer Gull New Zealand. Read more »

Fuel retailers recouping refinery losses at the pump, says Z

Article – BusinessDesk

July 15 (BusinessDesk) – Z Energy says margins on petrol and diesel have risen in recent months because fuel retailers who also own the Marsden Point oil refinery are trying to recoup up to $40 million they’ve had to pay to top up losses at the … Read more »

Forest & Bird welcomes aspects of new Internet Party policy

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes several aspects of the Internet Partys new environment manifesto. Its policies cover fracking, deep sea oil drilling, and freshwater management – amongst others. Read more »

Taranaki’s first Oil/Gas marine consent – a death knell

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Austrian oil giant OMVs application to drill up to seven new wells from its Maari platform is the first oil/gas marine consent being processed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) under the EEZ and Continental Shelf Act. Read more »

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