“.. Close to 100 oil and gas wells are likely to be drilled in Taranaki over the next two years – as exploration activity ramps up to its busiest in the region’s history.
The activity is likely to be so busy that at least eight onshore and up to four offshore rigs may be drilling simultaneously during the summer of 2013 and 2014.
Already there are seven onshore rigs in Taranaki and six of them are involved in drilling campaigns now taking place throughout the region.
In addition there are another two land rigs currently drilling off the Maui A and B gas production platforms offshore.
Explorers have already secured the services of one big rig to drill off Taranaki’s coast next summer – and industry rumours say negotiations are now under way for up to three more to be hired to drill in Taranaki waters…”
(ed:..and here’s the ‘funny-story’..
..you do all know that even if any oil is found..that apart from income for some workers and some support-services..that we as a country will get s.f.a..?
..didn’t you know that..?
..and that is down to the pitifully small royalty rate we would be paid..
..so we take all the environmental risk..and get chump-change in exchange..
(if you want a stunning example of a county keeping their own wealth..look no further than chavez/
..and who should we thank..for this sorry/stupid state of affairs..?
..well..both labour and national can take a bow..
..and with brownlee the man recently tasked with the latest round of negotiations..
..and walking away waving s.f.a. in the air..
..and of course that latest ‘deal’..agreeing to continue to be screwed blind by the oil-companies..
..was also signed of by english..and key..
..now..dosen’t that all just suck and blow every which way..?
..so there are two major reasons to oppose this explosion of oil-drilling..
..the obvious environmental-risk-reasons..
..and that ‘chump-change’ in royalties we would receive were any oil found..
..every which way..we are the losers in this deal..)
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