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-SpaceX's floating oil rig spaceship launch pad could be operating later this year according to Elon Musk
-'Next-gen' USPS vehicles can use gas or electric motors

Methanex mothballs Waitara Valley methanol plant, job losses expected
Methanex has mothballed one of its Taranaki plants and is preparing to lay off staff after being unable to secure sufficient gas supplies to keep it operating. 
© 2021 Wed 9:45am 

Clear-up of Israel's coastline after oil spill continues
Volunteers are working to clean up what officials say is Israel's worst environmental disaster in recent years. 
© 2021 BBCWorld Tue 10:25am 

The foot off the gas: slower speeds for Hobbiton's gateway
The road leading to Bag End will still be packed with motorists, but they'll be travelling at a slower pace as speed limits are cut. 
© 2021 Mon 4:05pm 

Israel pollution: Tar globs disfigure coast after oil spill
Israel warns residents to avoid beaches as it tries to track the ship behind the pollution. 
© 2021 BBCWorld Mon 9:45am 

Fire at oil refinery at Marsden Point, Whangarei
A fire broke out at the only oil refinery in New Zealand this morning, but has now been extinguished. 
© 2021 Thu, 18 Feb 10:25am 

Greenhouse gas emissions sharply rose after going back to alert level 1 last year
Greenhouse gas emissions rebounded in the three months following last year's lockdown from the end of March to the beginning of June. 
© 2021 RadioNZ Wed, 17 Feb 12:45am 

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New Zealand Oil and Gas, Beach Energy to surrender exploration permit
NZ Oil and Gas and partner Beach Energy will surrender an exploration permit for a large area off the east coast of the South Island. 
© 2021 RadioNZ Tue, 16 Feb 5:25pm 

Firefighters call for checks on bird bangers as harvest approaches in bone dry Marlborough
“If gas is leaking into the grass, when the ignition sparks, the whole area goes boom, like a ball of fire.” 
© 2021 Sun, 14 Feb 1:55pm 

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BOC to supply 'green' carbon-free hydrogen to NZ Steel at Glenbrook
Gas and engineering company BOC says its plant at Glenbrook will produce the first supply of certified carbon-free, or "green", hydrogen in New Zealand.BOC, a subsidiary of the American-Anglo-German multinational Linde plc, said... 
© 2021 NZ Herald Fri, 12 Feb 5:25am 

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A better future for NZ: Electricity market must cut its reliance on gas
OPINION: Electric Kiwi modelling shows consumers could save over $1.5 billion a year in a 100 per cent renewable electricity scenario. 
© 2021 Wed 5:36am 

-Long-serving Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani dies at 90

Investigation highlights failures that led to Cook Strait ferry gas leak
An electrician had to be "coached through" fixing a gas leak on a Cook Strait ferry, found an investigation which discovered a trail of systemic training and emergency planning failures. 
© 2021 RadioNZ Tue 9:55am 

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-Israel shuts Mediterranean shore after oil devastates coast
-Oil spill stains Israeli shoreline; investigations underway
-Biofriendly Partners with Gulf Oil Mexico

Fuel prices highest they have been in a year, AA says
Petrol prices are rising on the back of higher oil prices, as the Covid vaccines roll out and global economic confidence builds. 
© 2021 Thu, 18 Feb 5:25am 

Sweetener deal on fridge turns sour for Taupo¨ family
A Trustpower broadband promo that provided a Taupo family with a new Samsung fridge freezer has gone bad with a gas leak and delays on replacement. 
© 2021 Wed, 17 Feb 11:55am 

Massive oil drilling prospect off Otago coast canned
NZ Oil and Gas has relinquished an oil exploration permit in the Canterbury Basin that could have earned $32 billion. 
© 2021 Tue, 16 Feb 9:45pm 

New Zealand Oil & Gas Limited (NZX: NZO) PEP 52717 Relinquishment
New Zealand Oil & Gas and partner Beach Energy have applied to relinquish Petroleum Exploration Permit 52717 (Clipper), which contains the Barque prospect 
© 2021 Tue, 16 Feb 2:05pm 

Air New Zealand names five other navies it is doing engine repairs for
Air New Zealand has revealed the other navies whom it has been doing engine work for through its gas turbines unit. 
© 2021 RadioNZ Fri, 12 Feb 7:35pm 

Z Energy Limited (NZX: ZEL) Monthly Volume Data
Total Z Group volume for January 2021 was down 21.8% versus 2020 PCP (previous corresponding period). Most of this decline is attributable to the ongoing impact of the pandemic on Jet and Marine Fuel Oil volumes 
© 2021 Fri, 12 Feb 11:45am 

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