21 Dec 2017

Marsden pipeline rupture: Investigation sheds new light

From Morning Report, 6:13 am on 21 December 2017

A report by Refining New Zealand has shed more light on the Marsden pipeline rupture that stopped fuel supplies to Auckland in September. Experts have concluded the pipe was weakened after it was scraped by a digger at some point in the past three years. And it burst open as the refinery gradually increased pressure in the pipe - to meet increased demand for fuel.