So how does our fuel get to you? Where you need it, when you need it?
All of the fuel that Z Energy sells in New Zealand comes from overseas. 70 percent of this is crude oil sourced from the Middle East and Far East. This is bought through Shell and refined into fuels at New Zealand’s only refinery, operated by The New Zealand Refining Company at Marsden Point near Whangarei. For information on the refining process, visit the NZRC’s learning centre.
The other 30 per cent is what we call finished products that we sell directly to you. These are sourced mainly from Singapore, Korea and Japan.
There are four ways that we get fuel from the refinery to storage terminals:
There are 11 terminals around New Zealand: Marsden Point, Wiri, Mount Maunganui, Napier, New Plymouth, Hutt City, Nelson, Christchurch (Woolston), Timaru, Dunedin and Bluff.
Our contracted haulage company Hooker Pacific runs the road tankers that take our fuel from each of these terminals and deliver it to our service stations, truck stops and airports and directly to our commercial, aviation, bitumen and marine customers.
Z Energy’s logistics team co-ordinates these 50 or so road tankers that work around the clock, ensuring you can buy the fuel you need when you need it.
And that’s how it’s done. Simple really!