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Urgent need to close loopholes in exploration ban

Friday, 19 October 2018, 12:56 pm | Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

Last Wednesday it was announced that Austrian oil company OMV had been granted a two-year extension to its exploration permit to ‘assess geological data’ in the Great Southern Basin off the Otago Coast before deciding whether and where to drill ... More >>

PEPANZ has it wrong

Friday, 14 September 2018, 11:25 am | Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) claims there are no ‘direct’ or ‘major’ subsidies to the oil and gas industry, but the Productivity Commission’s report confirms they do exist. More >>

Exploration ban OIA docs reveal agenda-driven policy advice

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 1:21 pm | Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

OIA documents on the offshore petroleum exploration ban released in June reveal MBIE officials knew as early as last February the government was contemplating a ‘permanent moratorium’ that would threaten the oil and gas industry’s viability. More >>

Government has no plan for phasing out fossil fuels

Friday, 25 May 2018, 12:32 pm | Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

Shortly before the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a ban on new offshore oil and gas exploration in April, she declared “We have a plan for weaning New Zealand off fossil fuels and it has a timeline that stretches out nearly 30 years ... More >>

Research shows natural gas isn’t a bridge fuel

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 1:41 pm | Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

The Government’s plan for transitioning away from reliance on oil and gas, announced by the Prime Minister in March and discussed in more detail recently by Minister for Energy and Resources Megan Woods, places considerable reliance on gas as a 'bridge ... More >>

Eight Actions Take to Phase Out Govt Support for Oil and Gas

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 5:16 pm | Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

Eight Actions Government Could Take to Phase Out Support for the Oil and Gas Industry More >>

Opportune Time to End Petroleum Industry Subsidies

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 9:59 am | Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

"A new study has found that taxpayer support for the New Zealand oil and gas industry has doubled under the National government. In 2009 subsidies of all kinds were $40.5 million but that increased to $87.6 million by this year, a more than 100% increase." More >>

Oil Industry Representative Misleads Public

Sunday, 15 October 2017, 11:35 am | Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

Cameron Madgwick, CEO of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) responded this week to claims by Greenpeace activist Mike Smith that seismic testing harmed marine mammals. Smith was reacting to news that Schumberger ... More >>

Ministers Mislead the Public over Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Monday, 9 October 2017, 1:59 pm | Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

During the recent election campaign, Minister for Climate Issues Paula Bennett came under pressure from celebrities, scientists and a coalition of environmental organisations to state what National was doing to address climate change and meet New Zealand’s ... More >>

 

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