You might be aware that we are a Member of PEPANZ. Nick Jackson is an elected PEPANZ Board Member, representing Associate Members.

PEPANZ is the industry association that represents the upstream oil and gas industry in New Zealand. It is made-up of a small team based in Wellington and they work closely with regulators, councils and government to make it easier for us to do our jobs.

PEPANZ has recently launched a programme of work to help New Zealanders better understand the work we do in our industry. As many of you will know, while there are a wide range of views about our industry, most people have a limited understanding of what we do and how we manage the risks. www.energymix.co.nz  is a fantastic web resource that explains the New Zealand oil and gas story in everyday language. It openly answers the questions that many people have about our industry, as well as explaining the benefits of a thriving oil and gas industry.

PEPANZ also recently launched a Facebook page www.facebook.com/EnergyMixNZ/ to help further the discussion and to direct people to www.energymix.co.nz.  Facebook is a vital communications platform – over 80 percent of people check their Facebook page every day.

If you would like to know more about PEPANZ you can visit their website www.pepanz.com.