RAP Facts

  • The Refinery Auckland Pipeline (RAP) was built as part of the Refinery expansion project. Product began flowing down the pipe line in July 1985.
  • The pipeline operates under a mandatory Certificate of Fitness issued by an accredited Inspection Body on a five yearly basis with annual surveillance audits for compliance and demonstration of its Integrity Management System
  • The pipeline ends at the oil terminal at Wiri, South Auckland
  • The pipeline is 10" (250mm) in diameter, and is buried for the entire 169.46 kilometres to Wiri. There are two Intermediate Pumping Stations - IPS1 at Wellsford and IPS2 situated in Kumeu
  • The pipeline holds approximately nine million litres of product
  • Regular, Premium, Diesel and Jet - A1 are pumped down the line one after the other.
  • There is some mixing at the interface which can be switched into special tanks at Wiri for blending later
  • Automotive fuel products are distributed throughout Auckland and beyond by road tanker from the Wiri terminal
  • A pipeline from Wiri supplies Jet -A1 directly to Auckland International Airport