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20 September 2017 2:28 AM Jet fuel rations continue until next week

Fuel rationing at Auckland Airport will continue to next Thursday as airlines cancel flights and operate using about one third of their normal jet fuel supply. Airlines in Auckland will continue operating with limited fuel supplies as rationing is expected to continue through until next week. This rationing was proving effective and the fuel industry 91

19 September 2017 8:05 PM Auckland Fuel Crisis Day 7: What you need to know

Almost a week after the pipeline between Marsden Point refinery and petrol company-owned Wiri storage depot failed, Refining NZ says it has reached a watershed moment in its repairs. In its latest update, the company says, “The positive news is that the engineering team is getting on with the repair of the pipe, having completed the first of four major 92

19 September 2017 5:44 PM Fuel crisis taking toll on airport staff

Around six-thousand more will be inconvenienced by unexpected schedule changes. E tu union aviation spokesman Kelvin Ellis said tensions at the airport are high. "Our big concern is really at the moment for our airport staff who are on the front line dealing with irate customers who's travel plans have been thrown into chaos." Ellis said irate customers 88

19 September 2017 7:38 AM Air NZ restricts ticket sales as Auckland fuel shortage bites

Air New Zealand is restricting ticket sales and will cancel some international flights as it deals with the shortage of jet fuel at Auckland International Airport. The national carrier will cancel five Australian services, two Fiji services and a return service to Vietnam tomorrow, taking total cancellations to date to 26 domestic flights, 11 trans-Tasman 76

19 September 2017 7:38 AM New Zealand officials cancel flights due to fuel shortage

New Zealand officials cancel flights due to fuel shortage New Zealand's lawmakers and public employees were told Tuesday to cancel all nonessential flights to and from Auckland as a fuel shortage at the nation's largest airport continued to disrupt the travel plans of thousands of people. The main pipeline that carries jet fuel to Auckland Airport ruptured 99

19 September 2017 6:00 AM Fuel shortage hits more flights, petrol stations

A major pipeline in the North Island between the Marsden Point refinery and petrol company-owned Wiri storage depot failed last Thursday, disrupting fuel supply to the country's biggest city and forcing airlines to ration flights in an effort to conserve fuel. The rupture is believed to have been caused by a digger working some months ago in farmland 76

19 September 2017 5:12 AM Air NZ restricts ticket sales

Air New Zealand is restricting ticket sales and will cancel some international flights as it deals with the shortage of jet fuel at Auckland International Airport. The national carrier will cancel five Australian services, two Fiji services and a return service to Vietnam tomorrow, taking total cancellations to date to 26 domestic flights, 11 trans-Tasman 76

19 September 2017 3:00 AM Z Energy stations without fuel rises to 13

Thirteen Z Energy service stations are out of 95 octane petrol as a result of the ruptured Marsden Pt fuel pipeline, the company says. This morning just four Z stations were out of the premium fuel, but this afternoon it said that number had more than tripled. Z Energy said it would be able to replenish the fuel today and told motorists there was no cause 84

19 September 2017 1:32 AM Fuel crisis latest – Pipe repairs progress as government loosens rules for fuel trucks

As the Auckland fuel crisis continues, Refinery NZ says it is on track to deliver jet fuel into Wiri anytime between midday Sunday and next Tuesday (September 26). The Marsden Point company says it will still take another 30 hours once it arrives at Wiri to get to the airport. “In parallel, we have also made good progress on a jet truck-loading option 99

19 September 2017 1:23 AM Civil servants grounded due to fuel woes

Public servants have been asked to not take non-urgent flights as the fuel crisis in Auckland deepens. Civil servants have been asked to avoid flying as work continues to fix the only pipeline into Auckland. There are also reports that petrol stations have run out of premium gas. The leak, 8km south of the Marsden Point refinery in Northland, is this week expected 90