Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


BP Brings Marine Diesel Situation Under Control

Most of BP’s 15 marine fuel stations will be open for business tomorrow (Friday, 1 June 2001) in time for the long weekend.

They will be open between 7am – 7pm until further notice.

Pumping out of BP’s marine stations has been going on since the company closed them last Saturday due to problems with diesel clogging some filters.

BP staff are today phoning the 166 customers who bought diesel from a BP marine station between March 20 – May 26 to discuss the procedure for pumping out and refueling their boats.

Anyone who bought diesel from a BP marine fuelling station before March 20 will not be affected.

BP Managing Director Peter Griffiths said all of BP’s major marine customers have also been contacted. (These customers have larger vessels that are fuelled from road tankers, not at a marine fuelling station).

“I’m delighted to say that most of our large marine customers have already been pumped out and refuelled and some have already gone to sea.”

Mr Griffiths said land-based customers who use the diesel are unlikely to experience problems.

“To date, the number of callers to our help line and the 0800 claims line indicate that it may be only a fraction of all diesel vehicles that are affected.”

Mr Griffiths said people should contact a diesel mechanic if they experience difficulty starting, significant power loss and stalling after starting.

“If they need a new filter, then BP will pay for it to be replaced. To organise a claim, contact 0800 003 002 (the free phone line set up on behalf of the four major oil companies).

Mr Griffiths thanked BP customers for their patience while the situation is resolved.

“I’m proud of the way the BP team is working to get this situation resolved with as little disruption to our customers as possible.”

- ends -

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news