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BP responds to Auckland Fuel Resilience Inquiry

Release date: 17 September 2019

BP New Zealand supports a continued focus on ensuring fuel resilience for Auckland and Auckland Airport, Managing Director Debi Boffa confirmed today.   
 

Responding to the Government Inquiry’s report into the Refinery-Auckland Pipeline Fuel (RAP) Supply Disruption, she said BP remains committed to playing its part in meeting future needs and has already set aside funds to invest.   

 

“The pipeline outage underlined the vital importance of this infrastructure for the country.  Jet fuel demand at the airport has risen dramatically in recent years, and while this has levelled off, we believe additional capacity will be a key step in meeting increased resilience targets.   

 

BP has committed funds to be invested in additional storage at the Wiri Oil terminal.”  

 

BP said all parties including the government, airport, airlines and fuel companies should continue to assess requirements for future storage and infrastructure.  This would incorporate a thorough cost-benefit analysis to deliver appropriate resilience for any potential future outages and provide for future demand. 

 

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For further information contact: Leigh Taylor | Communications & External Affairs Manager | Phone 021 715 986 

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