About Us

Channel Infrastructure will be New Zealand’s leading independent fuel infrastructure company.

 

The Company will utilise the deep-water harbour and jetty infrastructure of Marsden Point to import refined fuel, owned by its customers.  This will replace the crude oil that our customers import today for refining.

Fuel would be stored at the Marsden Point site in existing tanks at what would be the largest fuel terminal in New Zealand, with 180 million litres of shared capacity, as well as capacity to provide additional storage if required.  Channel Infrastructure will continue quality fuel testing services both at the Marsden Point site and around New Zealand, through its IPL subsidiary.

Fuel from Marsden Point would be distributed on behalf of Channel Infrastructure’s customers primarily to the Auckland and Northland markets, which make up around 40% of New Zealand fuel demand, through the 170-kilometre Refinery to Auckland Pipeline (the RAP) and the truck loading facility (the TLF) located adjacent to the Marsden Point site.

Refining NZ has been the country’s only oil refinery since it was established in 1961.  In response to a significant decline in refining margins as a result of excess refining capacity in the Asian region, Refining NZ initiated a strategic review of the business in April 2020, to determine the optimal future business model and capital structure for the Company’s future.  This review included extensive engagement with a range of stakeholders including customers and Government regarding potential options for ongoing refinery operations and the potential conversion to import terminal operations.