14/06/2011 - General News
Z Energy – the New Zealand company that owns and operates the Shell-branded retail network – said fuel deliveries were continuing into Christchurch and stock levels remained healthy.
As occurred following the February quake, demand yesterday was very strong and some sites will experience temporary outages of some grades of fuel while awaiting further deliveries.
The Lyttelton fuel terminal is closed today to allow inspections to be completed and fuel is being delivered from Z’s fuel terminal at Timaru and from Nelson.
Z CEO Mike Bennetts said residents need not be concerned about fuel supplies.
“As we saw following the February quake there has been a spike in demand and we’re working to catch up on that. There is a strong fuel position in Christchurch and in the rest of the South Island and there is no need for people to be concerned about the city’s fuel position.”
All but one of the company’s 24 retail sites that were operational before this quake are up and running, with the remaining site due to return to service tomorrow.