John Key, more secrecy and an oilspill of 660,000 tons or how we are sold down the river!

If you are still labouring under the misconception that John Key brought transparency and honesty to the democratic process I suggest you close your eyes and ears now and sing lalalalala very loudly so you can stay delusional. If on the other hand you are beginning to wake up to the ugly truth that John […]

In the mean time: Oil in Tauranga harbour and mayday from the Rena

With an inordinately incompetent response to what might arguably be NZ’s worst environmental disaster (one which doesn’t bode well when the oil companies start drilling here) it should be of every bodies concern that a mayday has been received and that personnel has been evacuated from the Rena as three meter high swells are hitting […]

Shell Oil ex-CEO: Industry experts “feel the casing must have been damaged”; Losing the casing “like having a volcano on the bottom of the sea”

I think the fundamental issue… is there are serious concerns about the integrity of the casing that is the well itself. And that by putting the cap on and doing the stress tests… that the integrity of the steel is insufficient to hold the pressure of the well. And if you lose the casing its […]