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Petrol stations re-opening, refuelling - update

24 February 2011

Petrol stations re-opening, refuelling - update

North Canterbury

Federated Farmers is reminding people not to resort to panic buying which would only lead to stations running out of fuel before fresh deliveries arrive.

Petrol retailers Caltex, BP, Shell and Mobil say there are plenty of trucks bringing regular petrol and diesel deliveries into the region and people should not worry they will run out.

Yesterday, many service-stations in Christchurch and surrounding areas were reopened after safety checks and had fresh supplies of fuel which would ordinarily last at least a day.

Instead, a rush for petrol and diesel caused some stations to run out in as little as four hours which would have left those at the back of the queue empty handed.

As a result some petrol stations around the city are left waiting on deliveries tonight and tomorrow.

"The problem is that when people see queues they start to panic too," Caltex spokeswoman Sharon Buckland told Federated Farmers.
Although Port of Lyttelton is out of commission, fuel supplies for all of the companies are being trucked into Christchurch from Timaru and there is plenty more also available through Nelson and Dunedin.


Service stations
The following Caltex service stations have been reopened. Please note fuel delivery times.
Restored services, as at 1pm Thursday:
§ Caltex Ashburton, Corner East and Dobson Streets, Ashburton: retailer advises site secure, hoping to deliver more fuel tonight
§ Caltex Avonhead, 202 Withells Road, Avonhead: fuel delivery today
§ Caltex Cranford Street, 500 Cranford Street, Papanui: fuel status unclear
§ Caltex Hornby, 427 Main South Road, Hornby: ran out of fuel within 4 hours yesterday, more fuel arriving tonight
§ Caltex Russley, 2 Russley Road, Yaldhurst: ran out of fuel within 4 hours yesterday, more fuel arriving tonight
§ Caltex Rangiora, Corner High and King Streets, Rangiora: ran out of fuel within 4 hours yesterday, more fuel arriving tomorrow (Friday 25 February)
§ Caltex Bishopdale Service Station, 318 Harewood Road, Harewood: retailer advises site secure. Refueled last night, but now dry. New fuel due tomorrow
§ Caltex Redwood, 315 Main North Road, Redwood: retailer advises site secure, new fuel arrived last night, still pumping
§ Caltex Blenheim Road, 149 Blenheim Road, Middleton: retailer advises site secure, new fuel arrived 1pm today. Please note: diesel at this site reserved for emergency vehicles only
§ Caltex Kaiapoi, 169-171 Williams Street, Kaiapoi: new fuel expected to arrive today
§ Caltex Lincoln Road, 55 Lincoln Road, Spreydon: new fuel arriving today
§ Caltex Mockett Motors, Mountain View Road, Culverden: out of affected area, being resupplied out of Nelson
Currently closed with suspected earthquake damage:

* Caltex Dyers Road, 241 Dyers Road, Bromley
* Caltex Riccarton, 64-66 Riccarton Road, Riccarton
Closed due to tank damage:

* Hornby Diesel Stop at 74078 Carmen Road, Hornby
Truck Fuel Stops
For large diesel commercial vehicles, the following truck stops have now reopened:

* Amberley Fuel Stop, State Highway One, Amberley
* Ashburton Diesel Stop, 11-13 South Street, Ashburton
* Parkhouse Fuel Stop, 2 Jipcho Road, Middleton. More fuel is arriving tonight
* Woolston Diesel Stop, 30 Garlands Road, Woolston

Service stations

The following Shell service stations have reopened and are trading.

* Belfast
* Templeton
* Carmen Road
* Carlton Corner
* Curletts Road
* Southbrook
* Raceway
* Yaldhurst
* Morehouse Avenue
* Tinwald
* Bryndwr
* Burnside
* Bishopdale
* Brougham
* Darfield
* Ferry Road
Truck Fuel Stops
For large diesel commercial vehicles, the following truck stops have now reopened:

* Hornby
* Templeton
* Southbrook
* Amberley


Service stations

The following BP service stations have reopened and are trading.

§ Woodend Service Station

§ BP 2go Halswell

§ BP Connect Rolleston

§ BP Connect Bush Inn

§ BP Connect Fendalton

§ BP 2go Sockburn

§ BP Papanui

§ BP Westburn

§ Sawyers Arms BP

BP 2go Ashburton and BP2go West Melton are only open to Emergency Services at present.
Truck Fuel Stops
Caltex fuel stops are all open, except Hornby which has sustained some damage.
The Hornby retail service-station is open however and was refuelled along with Rolleston, Rangiora and Ashburton yesterday.


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