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We are a cornerstone of New Zealand’s energy infrastructure

As New Zealand’s only oil refinery, we ensure a reliable source of fuel for the country, meeting around 70% of New Zealand’s fuel needs.

As a key contributor in New Zealand’s fuel supply chain, we supply:

  • around 85% of the country’s jet fuel
  • around 67% of diesel
  • around 58% of all petrol
  • between 75 and 85% of bitumen for roading
  • all fuel oil for ships
  • sulphur for farm fertiliser

The Refinery to Auckland Pipeline (RAP) is a critical part of the fuel supply chain

The RAP is a 250mm wide pipe carrying diesel, petrol and jet fuel in controlled batches under farmland, towns and part of the Manukau Harbour to the Wiri fuel terminal in South Auckland. A small pipeline from Wiri supplies Jet fuel to Auckland International Airport.

The 170-kilometre pipeline is buried along the entire route and carries a potential volume of nine million litres. About half of the refinery’s production is distributed via the RAP. The balance is transported by coastal tanker and road to the rest of New Zealand.

Lifting capacity on the RAP is crucial to meeting Auckland’s growing demand for fuel, particularly jet fuel, as international visitor numbers continue to grow. Our three-phase project to increase pipeline capacity by around 15% is progressing with phases one and two completed (lifting pressure, adding a pump at Kumeu Intermediate Pump station). Phase three due in 2019 will lift capacity by a further 5%.

 

 

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