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  • New Zealand halts offshore exploration

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced no new offshore oil and gas exploration permits will be granted in order to address climate change.

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  • Shell offloads NZ assets

    Royal Dutch Shell has reached an agreement to sell its shares in Shell entities in New Zealand to OMV for US$578 million

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  • Beach closes Lattice deal

    The deal that sees Beach Energy purchase Origin Energy’s non-core upstream oil and gas division, Lattice Energy, has financially closed.

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  • Burst NZ pipe causes fuel shortage

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has been enlisted to move fuel around the country after a burst oil pipeline caused a jet fuel shortage.

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  • NZOG considering offshore pipeline

    New Zealand Oil & Gas is reportedly investigating a seabed-to-shore gas pipeline and a gas production plant off the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

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  • Monadelphous to construct NZ water pipelines

    Monadelphous has secured a major construction contract associated with the Amuri irrigation scheme in New Zealand.

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  • Maui Pipeline sold to First Gas Limited

    The acquisition of the Maui Pipeline in New Zealand by First Gas Limited has been completed following all necessary regulatory and government approvals.

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  • NZ’s gas future the hot topic at APIA Dinner

    The future of New Zealand's gas industry was top of the agenda at APIA's annual New Zealand Dinner.

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  • New Zealand: maintaining a pipeline network on the Ring of Fire

    Due to its location on a fault line, New Zealand is susceptible to earthquakes, creating a challenging environment for pipelines. Despite this, NZ has been able to mitigate these effects to maintain a gas network that includes over 3,500 km of high pressure pipelines.

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  • Record floods disrupt gas supply in New Zealand

    A temporary transmission pipeline connection has been serving over 6,000 natural gas customers in the Hawke's Bay region since early March after the worst floods on record in the lower North Island of New Zealand caused a major gas supply disruption. A permanent supply connection is due for completion by the end of April.

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  • Pohokura – another world record gas landfall for Lucas

    A highlight of the year for AJ Lucas was the successful completion of the landfall for Shell Todd's Pohokura gas field, off New Zealand's North Island.

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  • Maui Pipeline Open Access Transmission Information System

    In response to the New Zealand Government's Policy Statement on the Development of New Zealand's Gas Industry, Maui Development engaged in negotiations with the New Zealand gas industry and began to facilitate the introduction of an Open Access Regime on the Maui Pipeline.

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  • Working hard and eating well at the Kupe spoolbase works

    On 18 April 2007 the Kupe Alliance awarded McConnell Dowell Constructors a subcontract for the civil and mechanical works for the establishment and operation of a temporary onshore spooling base, to support the reel-lay installation of the Kupe offshore pipeline by Technip's CSO Apache.

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  • Ample awards for ITL

    New Zealand company ITL Engineering recently won a number of awards at the Westpac Taranaki Business Awards. The company received the Large Business and Supreme Business awards, along with several commendations.

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  • Operators meet to discuss above ground facilities and rotating machinery

    The seventh annual APIA Pipeline Operators Group (POG) seminar brought together 50 of Australia and New Zealand's most knowledgeable pipeliners to share their knowledge and experience in the management of above ground facilities, including rotating machinery.

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  • New Zealand gas pipelines: past, present and future

    For what it lacks in length, the pipeline network of our trans-Tasman neighbour makes up in volume. In this edition of The Australian Pipeliner we review the recent history of oil and gas pipeline networks in New Zealand and look to the future to see what potential developments are on the drawing board.

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  • Product pipelines in New Zealand: the Refinery to Auckland Pipeline

    The Refinery to Auckland Pipeline is one of New Zealand's longest product pipelines and transports about 40 per cent of New Zealand's fuel demand, 2.26 million tonnes per annum, of finished product to Auckland.

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  • ITL surmounts obstacles for Cheal satellite pipeline

    Unique high pressure, high temperature pipelines were required as part of the newly-commissioned $A21 million Cheal production station, located onshore Taranaki. Faced with tight timeframes and increasing steel prices, ITL looked to the newly revised version of AS2885.1 to provide a solution for their client.

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  • Valmec secures NZ gas supply contract

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  • First NZ golf day tees off

    Following what was a day which provided plenty of highlights, the players returned to the shed to enjoy a few well-earned drinks and provided a great opportunity for the pipeliners to catch up before the end of the year. The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association’s Christmas events were proudly sponsored by Core Group, PII Pipeline Solutions, CNC Project Management, LFF New Zealand, Rosen, Denso, Enerflex, Qube Energy, Corrosion Control Engineering, Murphy Pipe and Civil, ShawCor, Epic Energy SA and LAMS Australia.

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  • BlueScope considers shutting down Port Kembla steelworks

    Upwards of 5000 jobs are at risk if BlueScope Steel shuts down its Port Kembla steelworks, a move that has been canvassed by the company's CEO as it plans an $A200 million permanent reduction in annual costs by FY2017.

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  • Emerson appoints new MD

    Karl Wigginton has been appointed General Manager and Managing Director of Emerson Process Management, responsible for Australia and New Zealand.

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  • LogiCamms: design solutions for complex pipeline projects

    Following the recent acquisition of New Zealand-based oil and gas specialist, ITL Engineering, LogiCamms has even more expertise to offer Australian pipeline owners and operators.

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  • APIA officially open for business in New Zealand

    After a Pipeline Operators Group meeting and an AS2885 seminar in the land of the long white cloud, APIA held its first "official" function, the APIA NZ Dinner, on 28 February in New Plymouth.

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  • TAG invests in boosting Taranaki infrastructure

    TAG Oil is initialling a $66 million capital expenditure program within the Cheal and Sidewinder fields located in the Taranaki Basin, New Zealand, which will include the construction of a new gas plant and pipeline.

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  • The Trenchless Roadshow is coming to you!

    The Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology is hitting the road in 2012, bringing a touring masterclass on trenchless technology to cities across Australia and New Zealand in May and June.

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