Phil Rennie

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19 February 2019

NZIER report shows $28b blow to economy from oil and gas ban

Last year’s oil and gas exploration decision could cost the New Zealand economy $28 billion by 2050, according to a new study by the New Zealand Economic Institute for Economic...

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03 February 2019

Campaign for continued gas and oil exploration takes to TV

Energy Voices is launching new television advertisements tomorrow, escalating the highly successful, social media driven campaign against the end to new oil and natural gas exploration permits.

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23 January 2019

Increased coal burning shows why we need natural gas

News that coal-fired electricity generation has reached a five-year high shows why we need to keep exploring for natural gas, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ).

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17 December 2018

Just Transitions conference should focus on carbon capture and storage

The Just Transitions conference to be held in Taranaki next year should include a focus on carbon capture and storage technology, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New...

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10 December 2018

New study warns of major energy costs in trying to replace natural gas

A new report today warns there will be major costs to New Zealanders in trying to replace the role of natural gas, according to the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association...

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05 December 2018

Green investment fund must support carbon capture projects

The Government’s new Green Investment Finance project should be open to funding carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ).

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26 November 2018

Potential $1b hydrogen investment shows rethink needed on natural gas

A major potential investment into hydrogen technology in Taranaki shows the need for a re-think on oil and gas exploration, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ).

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14 November 2018

World Energy report shows New Zealand alone in rejecting natural gas

No other country appears to be following New Zealand’s ‘leadership’ in abandoning natural gas exploration, according to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook for 2018.

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13 November 2018

Energy Voices campaign to keep highlighting impacts of oil and gas decision

The ‘Energy Voices’ public campaign will keep running to give voice to serious concerns over the end to new offshore oil and gas exploration permits, says the Petroleum Exploration and...

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07 November 2018

Oil and gas legislation creates major uncertainty

Workers and communities have once again been ignored with the Government rushing through a law change tonight ending new offshore oil and gas exploration permits, says the Petroleum Exploration and...

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31 October 2018

Call for Government to justify oil and gas decision with proper research

The Government is being asked to pause legislation ending new offshore oil and gas exploration permits until serious economic and environmental concerns have been investigated.

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29 October 2018

Major role outlined for oil and gas in a lower carbon world

Oil and gas have a crucial long-term role and will have much less of an impact on the environment in future, according to a new report released today by the...

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01 October 2018

“Giving a voice to the people” – New campaign launched on oil and gas exploration halt

A new public campaign Energy Voices has been launched today giving voice to public concerns over the end to new oil and gas exploration permits.

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27 September 2018

Rushing oil and gas legislation is an undemocratic disgrace

PEPANZ says it is undemocratic and deeply unfair for the select committee considering changes to oil and gas legislation to have its consultation period slashed to just four weeks.

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24 September 2018

Ending offshore exploration all pain, no gain for New Zealanders

Ending offshore oil and gas exploration could cost New Zealand taxpayers up to $23.5 billion and increase emissions at the same time, according to staggering new figures released by Government...

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21 September 2018

Greenpeace should not be above the law

The decision to discharge two Greenpeace activists without conviction is disappointing and unfair, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ).

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18 September 2018

Call for oil and gas select committee to meet in Taranaki

The select committee that considers legislative changes to oil and gas exploration should meet in Taranaki, according to the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ).

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13 September 2018

Greenpeace has it wrong - no subsidies for oil and gas industry

There are no direct subsidies for the oil and gas industry in New Zealand and Greenpeace has their facts wrong, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ).

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04 September 2018

PEPANZ welcomes Productivity Commission report

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s report into a low emissions economy, but say the focus needs to be on lowering...

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14 June 2018

NZIER commissioned to look at impacts of oil and gas decision

The economic and environmental impacts of an end to offshore exploration for oil and gas will be the focus of new research commissioned from the New Zealand Institute of Economic...

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06 June 2018

Officials confirm ending exploration a lose-lose for environment, economy

The Government’s own experts have confirmed that ending offshore oil and gas exploration will be a lose-lose for the economy and environment, according to material released under the Official Information...

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27 April 2018

PEPANZ welcomes Productivity Commission report

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s report into a low emissions economy with its emphasis on using the right policy tools.

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16 April 2018

PEPANZ searching for analysis on offshore ban

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has lodged a series of Official Information Act requests with Government agencies today seeking the analysis behind the ban on...

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12 April 2018

PEPANZ disappointed in Block Offer changes March 2018

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) is very disappointed in the Government’s decision to halt offshore Block Offers, saying it is likely to affect New Zealand’s...

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06 April 2018

Petroleum Conference award winners announced

Beach Energy, Kinetic and Petromac have been named the winners at this year’s New Zealand Petroleum Conference Awards.

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26 March 2018

Petroleum Conference starts tomorrow in Wellington

The 2018 New Zealand Petroleum Conference opens tomorrow in Wellington, bringing together 500 delegates from across the oil and gas industry.

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16 March 2018

Shell sale of interests to OMV marks end of an era

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) says the sale of Shell’s New Zealand assets to OMV marks both the end of an era, and a vote...

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09 March 2018

Response to Greenpeace open letter on oil and gas exploration

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has responded to an open letter from Greenpeace on oil and gas exploration, saying a ban would be a lose-lose...

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08 March 2018

Dr Joanna Breare elected as new PEPANZ Chair

Dr Joanna Breare has been elected the new Chair of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ), replacing Rob Jager who has stepped down after nearly four...

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13 February 2018

New survey shows broad support for New Zealand’s oil and gas industry

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has released its latest industry reputation survey, showing improved public understanding of the oil and gas industry in New Zealand.

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29 November 2017

Strong environmental rules already in place for seismic surveys

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) says it would welcome a discussion on how to improve the already strict regulations around marine seismic surveys.

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27 November 2017

PEPANZ Publishes Briefing to Energy and Resources Minister

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has published it’s briefing to the new Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today, setting out the industry’s role in...

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15 November 2017

Global demand for natural gas a big opportunity for New Zealand

The International Energy Agency’s new forecast that demand for natural gas will increase 45% by 2040 is a major opportunity for New Zealand, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association...

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30 October 2017

New study shows exciting gas potential for Canterbury

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) is welcoming a new report showing the exciting potential of developing natural gas in the South Island.

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26 October 2017

PEPANZ acknowledges new emissions report

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) says a new report from the Ministry for the Environment today on global and domestic greenhouse gas emissions shows the...

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