Te Pakirehua Kāwanatanga ki te Momotunga Kora ki Tāmaki Makaurau - Government Inquiry into the Auckland Fuel Supply Disruption

Overview

The Government Inquiry into the Auckland Fuel Supply Disruption - Te Pakirehua Kāwanatanga ki te Momotunga Kora ki Tāmaki Makaurau - is an independent inquiry commencing on 10 December 2018.

The Refinery to Auckland Pipeline was shut down for 10 days following the discovery of a leak on 14 September 2017. This led to rationing of jet fuel supplied to the Auckland Airport, flight cancellations, and stock-outs of some ground fuels (mainly premium petrol) at a number of service stations around Auckland.

The Inquiry aims to draw lessons from the event to provide recommendations for improving the resilience of fuel supply in the Auckland region. It will not look into whether issues of criminal or civil liability arise.

The Inquiry will report back to the Minister of Energy and Resources in June 2019.

Further information

You can read about inquiries here: Public and Government Inquiries (Internal Affairs website)