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Refining New Zealand says the hydrocracker at the Marsden Point refinery was shut down last night following a weld failure on newly installed equipment. Audio
The government plans an inquiry into the security of the country's fuel supply.
Despite repeated attempts the Northland Regional Council has still not been able to contact the owner of land where the Marsden pipeline ruptured.
Refining New Zealand CEO Sjoerd Post says the last time the pipeline carrying fuel to Auckland was tested was in 2014. The pipe ruptured last week, affecting thousands of airline passengers. Audio
There are "serious questions" over why the government did not act when it was first made aware of the risks to jet fuel supply, Labour's leader says.
Refining NZ says a leak in its fuel pipeline from its Marsden Point Refinery to Auckland is expected to cost it about 10 to 15 million dollars. Audio
Crews have been working around the clock for four days to fix the ruptured major fuel pipeline - but the repair job is too hazardous to be rushed, Refining NZ says.
Refining NZ is expecting a better year this year after achieving a solid turn-around in the second-half of last year. Audio