19 Dec 2017

Oil, gas industry 'supportive' of PM's position on fossil fuels

From Morning Report, 8:38 am on 19 December 2017

The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says no new mining permits are to be granted on conservation land, while all other applications for coal mining, offshore oil drilling and fracking will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Ms Ardern says the government is looking to transition away from a reliance on fossil fuels, but what will it mean for the mining industry in New Zealand? Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand chief executive Cameron Madgwick joins us with his response.