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NZ Refining granted consents to dredge Whangarei Harbour

Article – BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining has been granted resource consent to dredge Whangarei Harbour by the Northland Regional Council, something it says will let larger crude cargoes of around 1 million barrels to be shipped to Marsden Point. Read more »

NZ Refining reports negative margins

Article – BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining has reported negative margins for the first time in five years after a major maintenance shut had to be extended last month. Read more »

Taranaki needs oil and gas, not an ‘economy manager’

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

No amount of communist-style economic planning will undo the damage of the oil and gas ban, says Taxpayers Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke. The Government wants to shield Taranakis economy by appointing a $600,000-dollar transitional … Read more »

Taking our foot off the pedal

Press Release – Paymark

Petrol prices have increased for many Aucklanders this week as the regional petrol tax came into effect. Pump prices had already been rising before 1 July, due to rising international oil prices, and appear to be having an effect on wider spending patterns, … Read more »

DROPIT offers $10,000 relief at the pump

Press Release – DROPIT

Tauranga, 3 July Aucklanders feeling the pinch at the pump are being offered the chance of an early reprieve thanks to a leading Kiwi tech company dropping the price on $10,000 in petrol vouchers. Read more »

Vehicle Scrappage Programme Suggested to Ease Burden

Press Release – Collision Repair Association

Inequities caused by the new regional fuel levy will see some of the heaviest commercial road users avoid additional costs; while others who don’t operate a vehicle at all will be paying even more towards roading projects, according to an industry expert. Read more »

EPA ALERT: Aucklanders warned against stockpiling petrol

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

Videos of people filling unapproved containers to the brim with petrol in Auckland over the weekend may put people and their environment at risk says the Environmental Protection Authority. Read more »

OMV plans to drill 12 offshore wells non-notified

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki wants the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to hold public hearings on OMVs exploratory drilling consent application and jointly process it with all related applications. Read more »

Petrol Taxes A Needless Roundabout

Press Release – Social Credit Party

The combination of petrol tax increases and a higher families package is a needless roundabout that will be self cancelling for some households and unnecessarily expensive for many others. Read more »

NZ Refining hydrocracker leak to cut profit by up to $7m

Article – BusinessDesk

June 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining’s hydrocracker shutdown will cost it between $5 million and $7 million, with the machinery out of service until the middle of next week. Read more »

Low emissions economy from a transport perspective

Opinion – Toyota New Zealand

Low emissions economy from a transport perspective By Alistair Davis, CEO, Toyota New Zealand The Productivity Commissions draft on the move to a low carbon emission economy through a Zero Carbon Act is a sound report on what lies ahead. As the brand … Read more »

Gull announces Discount Day as fuel prices set to rise

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Gull is bringing everyone a much needed saving of 10 cents off per litre on all fuel types across their entire network, from 7:00am on Thursday 28th June, 2018 until 12pm (midday) on Friday 29th June, 2018. Read more »

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