Here’s a bit of good news on the energy front to mitigate some of the gloom created by soaring costs, potential black-outs and rising carbon emissions.
Genesis Energy reported this week New Zealand’s gas supply has been boosted after a $72m project at the Kupe gas production station near New Plymouth has been finished.
The inlet compression project, undertaken by Genesis and its Kupe Joint Venture partners, operator Beach Energy and NZ Oil & Gas, increases production back to the plant’s full capacity of 77TJs a day, the equivalent of supplying around 15% of NZ’s natural gas demand.
Genesis’ group manager Kupe JV Craig Brown said despite some Covid-19 supply chain delays, the project was delivered within budget and with no lost-time injuries from 170,000 person-hours on site – a testament to the strong safety focus of the team on the ground. Continue reading “Big boost for NZ’s gas supply – and a setback for the climate-change warriors”