Cancelled strike leaves oil companies holding emergency fuel

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The cancellation of a two day strike at the Marsden Point oil refinery next week has left the country’s four main oil companies with an unwanted 50 million litre emergency shipment of aviation fuel that set sail from South Korea … Read more »

Threat of refinery strike averted by further talks

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Threatened strike action at New Zealand Refining, the country’s only oil refinery, has been averted. Read more »

Hikoi From North Reaches Oil Conference Tomorrow

Press Release – Statoil Out

Today: The Hikoi opposing Statoil plans for seismic testing and deep sea oil drilling has marched through Dargaville and later be welcomed to Piringatahi Marae, West Harbour,Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland. Read more »

Extra oil imports organised to avoid disruption from strike

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 25 (BusinessDesk) – Oil companies are forging ahead with a contingency plan to import more fuels into the country to minimise disruption if planned industrial action at New Zealand Refining goes ahead next month. Read more »

Tight fuel supplies expected due to NZ refinery strike

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Contingency plans are being put in place to prevent any potential shortfall in fuel supplies from pending industrial action next month at New Zealand Refining, the nation’s only oil refinery. Read more »

NZ Refining says proposed strike could cost $8-$9 mln

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining, the nation’s only oil refinery, said two unions representing 160 of its workers, or about half its workforce, have served notice of a two-day strike next month, a move that could result in $8 million to … Read more »

New Data Resource to Help in the Search for Oil And Gas

Press Release – GNS Science

Geologists will produce a series of freely available digital maps and a comprehensive database over the next four years to help exploration companies pinpoint prospective areas to explore for oil and gas in New Zealands offshore territory. Read more »

EPA grants marine consent for STOS exploration drilling

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has granted a marine consent to Shell Todd Oil Services Ltd (STOS) to continue its exploratory drilling operation at the Ruru-2 and Mui-8 exploration well sites within the South Taranaki Bight. Read more »

Philanthropist Gardiner’s NZ Refining stake split eight ways

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) – The estate of late Canadian philanthropist George Ryerson Gardiner has divided up its stake in New Zealand Refining Co as an inheritance. Read more »

No prosecution for fuel spill

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today announced its decision not to prosecute Mobil Oil New Zealand Ltd for the spill from its tank farm at Lyttelton on 5 March 2014. Read more »

EPA gives early nod on Taranaki well consent application

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 5 (BusinessDesk) – The first marine consent application to drill for oil and gas in the Taranaki Basin has gained early approval from the Environmental Protection Authority in a process being closely watched by the industry after the hurdles struck … Read more »

Regions Better Off with Share of Royalties

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

National is rejecting a game changer for the regions – the sharing of hundreds of millions of dollars from royalties from oil, gas and minerals, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Communities should share in extraction royalties

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has come out strongly seeking a policy change for the distribution of a share of royalties from mineral, oil and gas extraction to the communities where the activity takes place. The Government receives hundreds … Read more »

Lower petrol prices match falls in commodity prices

Press Release – Automobile Association

Petrol pump prices fell 4 cents per litre during August, but there was no change in diesel prices. Excluding sites discounting pump prices, the cost of petrol at most service stations in the main centres ended the month on $2.18 per litre, with … Read more »

EPA grants marine consent for OMV exploration well

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has granted a marine consent to OMV New Zealand Ltd for its Whio-1 exploration well in the Taranaki Basin. Read more »

Marine Oil Spill Exercise at Napier Port

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional Council will be undertaking its annual marine oil spill exercise in and beside Napier Port on Monday 1 September 2014. Read more »

Why Gisborne would need a ‘local share’ of royalties

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Every year the Government receives hundreds of millions of dollars in royalty payments for oil, gas, coal and mineral extraction in New Zealand. Read more »

Bridges: Speech to AusIMM Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Good morning everyone. Its a pleasure to be here for the 2014 AusIMM New Zealand Annual Conference my second since becoming Energy and Resources Minister. Read more »

Whio-1 drilling operations finalised

Press Release – OMV New Zealand

OMV New Zealand Ltd announces the completion of drilling operations on the Whio-1 exploration well located in PEP 51313 in the Taranaki Basin. Read more »

Standing Guard with the Toroa / Albatross

Press Release – Oil Free Otago

Anyone entering Otago Harbour will be welcomed by a giant Toroa/albatross on the roof of the Quarantine Island chapel. It was painted on Sunday by St Martin Island (Quarantine Is) Community and Oil Free Otago members. Read more »

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