Environmental Protection Authority has granted a marine consent to Shell Todd Oil Services for the offshore Taranaki Maui gas field for another 35 years
Great news! That should keep us warm for a while.
total revenue from the Maui field over the next 15 years could top $8 billion
As usual there's a few rabid loons that don't want to stay warm.
Climate Justice Taranaki spokesman Urs Signer said the EPA's decision was a disappointment.
"Disappointment is probably an understatement. It's a sad day for the environment and it's a sad day for the Taranaki coast, that we're going down a path of destruction rather than solution," he said.
Should be certified and locked up. Drill it, mine it and sell it!
What I did wonder about was how much koha was paid to get the consent? The local natives should talk to their northern anti-everything cousins about selling their souls for oil dollars. Obviously no climate change imminent in the 'Naki around Mt Egmont.
Staying warm has to be good for you.