Refining NZ is preparing for

Refining NZ will become Channel Infrastructure.

As New Zealand’s leading independent fuel infrastructure company, Channel Infrastructure will utilise Refining NZ’s highly strategic infrastructure, including the Refinery to Auckland Pipeline (RAP), to receive, store, test and distribute transport fuels imported by Refining NZ’s customers, safely, reliably and efficiently primarily to the Northland and Auckland markets.

After 60-years of operating as New Zealand’s only oil refinery this change is necessary to ensure we can build a new long-term plan for our business for the next 60 years.

We don’t expect a change from refinery to import terminal will involve much change for New Zealanders as we already import a large portion of New Zealand’s fuel needs. However, this is a significant change for our people, and the Marsden Point Community.

We will keep Aotearoa’s economy moving today and meeting the needs of tomorrow’s fuel and energy markets.

Find out more about Channel infrastructure, including the process for making the decision to convert our operations to an import terminal, as well as information on the process we’ve taken to reach this point.

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Refining NZ is proudly a part of our local community in Northland

We know that this change will have a major impact on our community.  That is why we have been working to prepare for this change for the past year and a half.  We are committed to being a fair and caring employer, a responsible corporate citizen and neighbour.

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Refining NZ is proud to help protect our environment

Refining NZ take our environmental responsibilities very seriously, and we work closely with our community and local Iwi to ensure we are protecting the coastline and land upon which we operate.

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