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Can Statoil wash its hands of the Tar Sands?

Feature story | May 14, 2009 at 0:00

The largest industrial project in the world. The largest capital investment in history. The world’s second largest oil field. The Canadian Tar Sands show just how desperate the oil industry is to feed its carbon habit. Now, thanks to a Greenpeace...

Is this the most dangerous club in the world?

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | May 28, 2014

As the thunder broiled and lightning split the sodden night sky, a team of activists from Greenpeace Netherlands scaled the giant drilling rig GSP Saturn in the port of IJmuiden to stop it leaving for the Russian Arctic. The rig...

March to #StopDeepSeaOil and #StopStatoil

Blog entry by Nick Young | September 30, 2014

There have been amazing and moving scenes in Northland as the Waiho Papa Moana Hikoi made its way down from Cape Reinga to stand up for their coast, their way of life and for future generations. And they are not alone. They’ve...

Deepwater drilling in New Zealand in deep trouble

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | January 15, 2015

It looks like the Government’s plans to open up New Zealand’s deep and clean oceans to dangerous deepwater drilling could be in deep trouble. Today’s Herald reports that plunging global oil prices have forced explorers to scale...

This is not a drill. Greenpeace calls for a summer of action

Blog entry by Kate Simcock | October 19, 2016

This is huge. After years of local community opposition and relentless pressure by us, Statoil has pulled the plug on its Reinga basin drilling plans in Northland. This is a momentous victory that thousands of people like you...

The 'get lost zone' - a novel concept in international law

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | May 31, 2014

Desperate times call for desperate measures. That seems to be the thinking of Norway's petroleum ministry, which yesterday issued a highly irregular order in an attempt to bring an end to the Esperanza's peaceful protest in the Barents...

Norway's inconvenient truth

Blog entry by Martin Norman | June 16, 2014

Norway is known to be a beautiful country, with a long coastline, ranging mountains and lush forests. We are generally tolerant people, with a strong sense of right and wrong. We believe in peace. And we believe in nature. So when...

Auckland march to #StopDeepSeaOil

Blog entry by Nick Young | September 27, 2014

As New Zealand elected John Key's National Government for a third term, the world witnessed the largest climate protest in history. More than 600,000 people made the call for a clean energy future in the 'People's Climate March'. ...

A week of protest against deep sea oil

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | October 3, 2014

It’s been a big week! On Tuesday over 1,000 people marched up Queen Street and, in one clear voice, we said Stop Deep Sea Oil! The Waiho Papa Moana hikoi came down from Cape Reinga and together we marched on the ‘Petroleum Summit’...

The Berlin Wall of oil begins to crumble

Blog entry by Steve Abel | October 7, 2014

The Berlin wall was a symbol of the Soviet era like no other.  When it was finally dismantled in 1989 it signalled the end of a system that had stood for nearly 70 years.  A system that shaped the political landscape of the 20th...

Statoil: Licensed to Spill

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 10, 2014

This morning Greenpeace activists barricaded shut Statoil’s new Wellington office before the Norwegian oil giant has fully opened for business. And the reason: to send a very clear message to Norway that New Zealanders don’t want...

Statoil: Go home

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | February 7, 2015

A highlight of Waitangi Day this year for me was the growing swell of people fighting for the rights of Aotearoa and speaking out against the oil giants now trying to make themselves at home in our waters. Discussions about...

A year to save the world? How crucial is 2015?

Blog entry by Nick Young | February 16, 2015

2015 has barely begun, but it has already been called "the most crucial year in decades for the climate battle" and a "watershed" year for sustainable development worldwide. Naomi Klein is convinced that 2015 is a once-in-a-generat...

Whistling in the dark

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 26, 2015

The government’s deep sea oil programme is failing. There I said it. Like other polluting businesses around the world, the deep sea oil industry has been stunned by the seismic shift in investor support for clean power. Shareholders...

Statoil heading for Whangarei with greenwash offensive

Blog entry by Madeleine Smith | August 20, 2015

Norwegian oil giant Statoil is sending a delegation of executives all the way from Norway to Whangarei. Next Friday, 28th August, they will attend a specially organised meeting with the Northland Regional Council's Maori Advisory...

It's time to push Statoil out for good

Blog entry by Mike Smith | October 18, 2016

On Friday last week, New Zealand woke to the news that Norwegian oil giant, Statoil, was pulling the plug on its operations in Northland’s Reinga Basin. Although the company’s representatives were quick to claim the move came as a...

We are going to court!

Blog entry by Michelle Jonker-Argueta | February 21, 2017

It's time we hold governments accountable for their climate promises; we must protect the pristine Arctic - it's critical for the preservation of our planet for future generations. That’s why we’re taking Arctic oil to court. ...

Taitu's first voyage as a Greenpeace boat

Blog entry by Russel Norman | April 4, 2017

I’m writing from on board our new crowdfunded boat Taitu after a night I’ll never forget...   We arrived in Napier early this morning, after leaving Wellington on Saturday afternoon where we had a wonderful naming ceremony for...

Seismic testing stopped in Norway but coming soon to Northland

Blog entry by Mike Smith | August 22, 2014

Seismic testing for oil in the Arctic Barents Sea, commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has been stopped one month ahead of schedule 4 days after Greenpeace exposed it to the media. But off the coast of Northland in...

Statoil’s deafening silence

Blog entry by Phil Crawford | December 12, 2014

Statoil has seen a lot of Greenpeace this week but so far its staying schtum in response to New Zealanders calling on it to ‘go home’. However, that deafening silence does not extend to the deep waters off the Northland coast right...

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