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11-04-2017

PEPANZ Disappointed by Latest Greenpeace Media Stunt

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) says it is disappointed by the latest media stunt from Greenpeace protestors, who today jumped into the water in front...

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25-03-2017

Opinion Piece (Taranaki Daily News)

This week New Plymouth hosts the 2017 New Zealand Petroleum Conference.

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22-03-2017

Petroleum Conference Protest Disappointing but Expected

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) says it is disappointed protestors are attempting to disrupt the 2017 New Zealand Petroleum Conference, but their actions were not...

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22-03-2017

OMV, STOS Win Big at Inaugural New Zealand Petroleum Conference Awards

OMV and Shell Todd Oil Services were the big winners at the inaugural New Zealand Petroleum Conference awards announced tonight.

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21-03-2017

Petroleum Conference Opens tomorrow in New Plymouth

The 2017 New Zealand Petroleum Conference opens tomorrow in New Plymouth, the first time the Conference has been hosted in Taranaki.

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08-03-2017

Action Needed To Grow New Zealand’s Petroleum Sector

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) today called on the next Government to review fiscal policy settings, invest in further geological studies of New Zealand’s petroleum...

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11-11-2016

Report shows oil and gas will continue to be cornerstone of world energy supply

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) says a report released this week by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows oil and gas will continue to be...

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10-11-2016

PEPANZ expresses disappointment in Auckland Council decision

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) today expressed its disappointment in the symbolic decision by the Auckland Council to oppose oil prospecting, exploration and drilling in...

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04-11-2016

PEPANZ congratulates Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Award Winners

Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) Chief Executive Cameron Madgwick today congratulated the 15 winners of last night’s Taranaki Regional Council Environment Awards.

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04-11-2016

PEPANZ acknowledges release of South Taranaki District Plan

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) today acknowledged the release of the proposed South Taranaki District Plan.

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27-10-2016

Report shows importance of oil and gas to the marine economy

Petroleum Exploration and Production Association (PEPANZ) Chief Executive Cameron Madgwick today welcomed the release of a Statistics New Zealand report showing the importance of the oil and gas sector to...

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10-10-2016

PEPANZ Congratulates Successful Local Body Candidates

Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) Chief Executive Cameron Madgwick today congratulated all the successful candidates elected to serve their communities following the announcement of local body...

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25-07-2016

Oil and Gas Potential Game Changer for New Zealand

Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) Chief Executive Cameron Madgwick told Dunedin business representatives today that a significant oil or gas discovery could be a game changer...

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01-07-2016

Petroleum Conference 2017 to be held in New Plymouth

Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) Chief Executive Cameron Madgwick says the hosting of the New Zealand Petroleum Conference in New Plymouth next year is a vote...

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01-07-2016

Climate Justice Taranaki wrong on Landfarming

Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) Chief Executive Cameron Madgwick says claims by Climate Justice Taranaki that landfarms are toxic waste disposal sites are simply wrong and...

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21-06-2016

PEPANZ Supports Pragmatic Changes Outlined in South Taranaki District Plan

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) told a Review Hearing today that it supports the proposed direction of the South Taranaki District Plan, which will see...

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15-07-2015

Landfarming, a good story to tell

“Landfarming and the benefits it brings is actually a good story to tell. The release of the Landfarming Guidelines brings about a happy ending to the Landfarm debate”, Cameron Madgwick,...

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30-03-2015

Industry welcomes Block offer 2015

Petroleum Exploration and Production Association CEO, Cameron Madgwick, today welcomed the announcement of the 2015 Block offer at this year’s Advantage NZ Petroleum Summit.

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23-03-2015

New Zealand still attractive business destination.

“Low oil prices have brought to the forefront questions about how attractive New Zealand is to new investors looking global for new petroleum opportunities.

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20-03-2015

Debunking myths with science a priority for keynote speaker

“Advantage NZ Petroleum Summit’s keynote speaker, John Hughes, is not afraid to set the record straight when it comes to debunking myths surrounding Seismic surveys, “PEPANZ CEO Cameron Madgwick said today.

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19-03-2015

Report shows job growth in oil and gas industry

Petroleum Exploration and Production Association CEO Cameron Madgwick, today welcomed the release of Venture Taranaki’s report “Wealth Beneath Our Feet – The Next steps” which shows a major growth in...

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18-03-2015

Expert says low oil prices affect public opinion of industry

Advantage NZ Petroleum Summit’s keynote speaker, Tischa Schuller says “Weaker oil prices and reduced exploration are likely to see an increase in public support for the industry in the US.”

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16-03-2015

2 weeks till Advantage NZ Petroleum Summit 2015

“We all know the important role Government plays in the security, regulation and growth of the oil and gas sector in New Zealand.

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09-12-2014

Industry welcomes Block offer 2014

Petroleum Exploration and Production Association CEO, Cameron Madgwick, today welcomed the awarding of the 2014 Block offer.

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01-10-2014

New Zealand Petroleum Summit 2014 expects record turn-out

“The 2014 New Zealand Petroleum Summit will bring oil and industry leaders from across New Zealand, and further afield, to discuss and share insights on some of the country’s most...

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28-07-2014

PEPANZ appoints new CEO

Cameron Madgwick has been appointed as the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association’s new Chief Executive Officer.

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03-07-2014

New Chairman of PEPANZ announced

Todd Energy Chief Executive, Paul Moore, has stood down as Chairperson of the Petroleum Exploration & Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ), to focus on Todd Energy's international portfolio.

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04-06-2014

Industry wants best possible regulation

“PEPANZ welcomes the report released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on the environmental impacts arising from the growth of the oil and gas industry in New Zealand,” PEPANZ...

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15-05-2014

PEPANZ welcomes Green Party support for continued oil drilling

“An increase in oil and gas royalties to fund a Green Investment Bank is policy the oil and gas industry is willing to discuss with the Green Party,” David Robinson,...

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11-04-2014

2014 New Zealand Petroleum Summit Announced

Freeman Media and PEPANZ are thrilled to announce the 2014 New Zealand Petroleum Summit will be held 30 September to 2 October 2014 at SkyCity in Auckland.

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16-01-2014

Resource Management and Community Affairs Manager

Small, dynamic organisation seeks capable and energetic resource management/environmental expert for broad and challenging role with a high performing team.

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21-11-2013

Spill unlikely and it’s no secret

 “Ensuring that New Zealander's have responsible information about deep sea oil drilling is paramount to ensuring we can have a mature debate about our energy options as a country”, PEPANZ,...

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21-11-2013

Industry calls for mature conversation about safe deep sea drilling

The petroleum industry says it hopes Labour Leader David Cunliffe’s announcement today on deep sea petroleum exploration will contribute to a mature conversation about New Zealand’s energy future.

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03-10-2013

Landfarming found to make sandy, coastal farmland ten times better for dairying

Petroleum Exploration and Production Association CEO, David Robinson welcomed the independent report commissioned by the Taranaki Regional Council outlining the significant benefits of landfarming in the Taranaki region.

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27-09-2013

Job opportunity with PEPANZ: Office and Events Manager

PEPANZ is a New Zealand organisation representing the interests of upstream oil and gas producers and service companies.

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17-09-2013

New Zealand Petroleum Summit 2013: Creating an environment for success

Building on the success of the inaugural Petroleum Summit in 2012, PEPANZ and Freeman Media have come together to organise this year’s Petroleum Summit, a two day event were over...

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11-07-2013

Poll shows Kiwis back safety measures at sea

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association CEO, David Robinson, welcomed the results of a Herald-DigiPoll survey that showed nearly three in four New Zealanders support a law change to restrict...

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01-07-2013

Oil and gas key driver for regional economic growth

“The expansion of the oil and gas industry in Taranaki has seen the local economy grow by 46.9 per cent over 4 years, making it the largest growing economy in...

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29-05-2013

Association welcomes new Health and Safety Regulations

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association CEO, David Robinson welcomed the release of the Health and Safety in Employment (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Regulations 2013.

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11-03-2013

Let’s talk about New Zealand’s Energy options

David Robinson, CEO of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association (PEPANZ) and Mike Underhill, CEO of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), together welcome global energy expert Dr Scott...

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11-12-2012

Blocks offer 2012 brings with it potential for economic growth

“Today’s announcement of the 2012 Blocks offer is an exciting opportunity for New Zealand.  This announcement signals growth of the oil and gas industry, the potential to give New Zealand’s...

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27-11-2012

UK Royal Society report into hydraulic fracturing

Shale gas extraction in the UK: a review of hydraulic fracturing.

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27-11-2012

Taranaki Regional Council: Media statement on PCE's report on hydraulic fracturing

The Taranaki Regional Council welcomes the release of the Parliamentary Commisioner for the Environment's interim report on hydraulic fracturing.

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08-11-2012

Todd Energy Releases Submission to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on Hydraulic Fracturing

Todd Energy today released a submission provided to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) in response to the investigation into hydraulic fracturing in New Zealand.

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19-09-2012

New Zealand Petroleum Summit 2012 launches into its first day

“This summit is a chance for industry participants from here in New Zealand, and across the globe, to meet face to face, share experiences, opinions, technical knowledge and processes.

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01-05-2012

Oil Pollution Levy Consultation

Submission: Review of Oil Pollution Levy Rate – Industry Consultation Document

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23-04-2012

Review of the Health and Safety Regulations that apply to the Upstream Petroleum Sector

The Department of Labour is currently undertaking a review of the regulations that provide for the safe exploration for, and production of, petroleum resources.

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28-03-2012

Industry welcomes independent inquiry into hydraulic fracturing

Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing a good opportunity to dispel mistruths

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26-03-2012

Oil pollution levy discussion document

Proposed changes to the oil pollution levy 2012.

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