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Fuelling NZ for 50 years

We are New Zealand's only oil refinery and we have a reputation as one of Asia Pacific's safest and most reliable refineries.

So what is it exactly that we do?  To put it simply, crude oil bought by our customers is shipped to our deep-water port at Marsden Point, near Whangarei, where we refine it into high quality transport fuels for New Zealand.  And that's a big job.

We supply:

  • all of the country's jet fuel
  • nearly 80% of diesel
  • around half of all petrol
  • between 75 and 85% of bitumen for roading
  • all fuel oil for ships
  • sulphur for farm fertiliser
  • and we even put the fizz in fizzy drinks!

What we do - all day, everyday - helps keep New Zealand's economy buzzing and Kiwis going places. We were one of the first companies ever listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange and today we are a solid investment for nearly 4000 small and corporate investors. We are a solid contributor to Northland's economy. We employ over 300 staff and for every job at the Refinery, we create another two in Northland and a further six across New Zealand.

We're proud to be supporting our country and we do it while caring greatly for:

  • The local environment
  • Our Northland community
  • Our people

In 2011 we celebrated 50 years of fuelling the country's needs and keeping New Zealanders on the move. Fifty years of refining is a major milestone for our business and we've come a long way since starting out in January 1961. While this anniversary is a reason to celebrate our success, it's also given us an opportunity to reflect on what our business has become and our importance to New Zealand. As a result we felt that to position ourselves for the future we needed to be more visible - to tell our story - because it matters to New Zealand. So we've shortened our name to Refining NZ and have a new visual identity. We think it fits us perfectly.

Our brand book explains more about who we are, why that's important and our commitments to our country, customers and shareholders, our people and community.

Join us on our journey to fuel New Zealand's future.


Annual Reports

For your convenience, we have provided a full copy of the Annual Report, and individual sections to provide smaller file sizes for download    more …

Shareholders say YES to expansion

Refining NZ shareholders today voted for a $365 million expansion of petrol making facilities at the Marsden Point refinery. The ordinary resolution to approve the CCR (Continuous Catalyst Regeneration Platformer) Project required a simple majority (50 percent) of those cast at the Annual Meeting for it to proceed. The result was 64.5% percent of votes in favour of the Project, with 35.5 percent against.    more …
CCR Project

CCR Project

Refining NZ shareholders voted in 2012 for a $365 million expansion of petrol making facilities at the Marsden Point refinery. The vote at the Company's Annual Meeting - required because the total cost of the investment was more than half the Company's market value - saw 64.5 percent of shareholders vote in favour of the proposed CCR Project. A simple majority (50 percent) of votes cast was needed for the Project to proceed.    more …
Concrete Pour

Concrete Pour

On Saturday 9th of November a large concrete pour was carried out for the refinery's $365 million CCR project.    more …