8 Dec 2023

Regulators seek independent advice on leaking Kupe oil and gas well

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 8 December 2023

WorkSafe is seeking independent advice about a leaking oil and gas well in the Kupe Field off the coast of Taranaki.

The KS-2 well has been leaking a small amount of gas since at least 2018 - a fact that the Environmental Protection Authority only revealed when forced to by the Ombudsman.

Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.