New Zealand should follow in Australia's footsteps: petroleum peak body

THE oil and gas peak body for New Zealand has claimed the country has the “same potential” to become a major LNG exporter, ahead of this weekend’s Kiwi election.

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Jacinda Ardern was successful in winning the national New Zealand election in 2017. If re-elected she will ban offshore seismic acquisition across newly awarded oil and gas exploration permits, making yet another challenge for explorers in the region.

New Zealanders will head to the polls on Sunday and are expected to return the Jacinda Ardern-led Labor government to power for a second term.