Robust operating mode in response to COVID-19
We are operating the refinery’s processing facilities on a rotating basis in response to the impact of COVID-19 travel and transport restrictions.
Operating in this new mode enables the refinery to produce at much lower rates to meet the significant reduction in demand for transport fuels being experienced by our customers (the major oil companies).
Our customers have agreed that we operate in this mode to the end of August. At the same time, there is a clear expectation that further reductions will be required, and we are discussing future options with our customers.
As an essential service, our immediate focus is to continue to operate the refinery and the Refinery to Auckland Pipeline safely during the Level 4 lockdown, to meet our customers’ reduced need for high quality transport fuels, and to contribute to the security of New Zealand’s fuel supply.Back