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 »

Another Taranaki well comes up dry

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) – The string of unsuccessful offshore oil exploration wells continues, with the Whio-1 well to be plugged and abandoned, despite hopes it would find commercial quantities of hydrocarbons because of its proximity to the producing … Read more »

NZ Oil & Gas profit falls 61% as exploration costs surge

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Oil & Gas, which has interests in the Tui and Kupe fields, posted a 61 percent drop in annual profit, reflecting a “sharp” increase in exploration costs and some foreign exchange losses on its US dollar holdings. Read more »

ENEX expands New Plymouth expo

Press Release – Conferenz

ENEX – New Zealands biennial Oil & Gas Expo is returning to New Plymouth for the third time in 2015. Now owned solely by Conferenz Ltd, ENEX will bring together over 100 exhibitors to showcase the latest technology and capability that underpins … Read more »

NZ Refining pushing hard to shave $4M off likely annual loss

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) – A combination of cost cutting, more efficient processing and one-off market factors should limit New Zealand Refining’s expected loss for the year to around $23 million, instead of the $27 million it would otherwise face, … Read more »

High NZ costs challenging cruise lines

Press Release – Cruise New Zealand

New Zealands fuel and port costs are among the highest in the world, according to international cruise line representatives. Even though cruise passengers regularly rate their experience of New Zealand highly, the high costs of operating here are … Read more »

TAG Oil earnings improve on shift to oil over gas

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Onshore Taranaki oil and gas producer TAG Oil has shifted production heavily in favour of oil and away from natural gas between the first quarters of the current and the previous financial years, substantially improving its earnings … Read more »

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 »

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