Australia & Oceania

Oil chief predicts $3 a litre petrol

staff reporter, ABC News

Dr Baktiari is a chief adviser to the National Iranian Oil Company. He says world production of oil will peak by 2007 at 82 million barrels a day.

archived August 9, 2004

Australia: Slippery slope to recession?

David Potts, The Age

Surprise! We're in the midst of an oil shock and its impact could be as nasty as the first three, writes David Potts.

archived August 7, 2004

Shale oil demonstration plant to close

ABC News, ABC News Online (Aus.)

Queensland Energy Resources, which runs the demonstration plant, says it will be placed into care and maintenance around September. The controversial project has been plagued by environmental issues.

archived July 21, 2004

NZ: Energy Minister praises wind power at conference

John Myers, Stuff NZ

Four-fold growth in wind energy generation this financial year is just a starting point, Energy Minister Pete Hodgson said in Palmerston North yesterday.

archived July 15, 2004

Australia looks for Pacific solution to nuclear waste problem

AFP, Terr Daily

Prime Minister John Howard proposed Wednesday sending Australia's low-level nuclear waste to an offshore island after being forced to abandon plans for a radioactive waste dump on a remote mainland site.

archived July 13, 2004

Australian oil production declining fast

liamj, Melbourne Indymedia

Latest US EIA data confirms Australian oil production dropping through the floor. Pity Prime Minister John Howard is too busy shovelling subsidies out to industry to consider responsible government.

archived July 8, 2004

NZ well positioned before energy rollover

Word of Mouth Media, Scoop NZ

Energy price rollover will signal the day when oil becomes ``way too expensive and tourism may have a problem in New Zealand’’.

archived July 4, 2004

NZ: Can Individual Farmer's Benefit From Wind Power?

John Blakeley, Scoop NZ

New Zealand has an abundant wind resource capable of producing up to 20 percent of our electricity needs.

archived July 5, 2004

Fuel for thought

staff reporter, Stuff NZ

This article comparing costs of various automotive fuels, off-handedly notes that "global oil production has reached its peak or will peak in the next decade and then production will run downhill."

archived July 2, 2004

Philippines: Bataan nuclear plant costs $155,000 a day but no power

Karl Wilson, INQ7

NEARLY 30 years after work began on the Bataan nuclear power plant just north of Manila, Filipino taxpayers are still paying 155,000 dollars a day in interest on a structure that has never produced one watt of power.

archived June 30, 2004