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Caltex NZ Media Update Friday 1 June - Diesel

Caltex NZ Media Update Friday 1 June - Diesel

Achievements over the last 24 hours include:

- Most of our commercial marine customers are now free to go sea. We expect we will have safely pumped out and refueled in excess of 200 commercial vessels and pumped something approaching 1 million litres of diesel by the time we have finished.

- For a sample commercial customer comment, you can call Mr Keith Algie of Dolphin Explorer Ltd on 025 285-0024. The Dolphin Explorer takes up to 85 people at a time on dolphin watching expeditions in the Hauraki Gulf. The company had advertised its service for Queens Birthday and was facing the loss of the weekend’s business. Caltex pumped out and refueled the vessel today.

- Created 200 % increase in pumping capacity in Gisborne to meet demand

- All boats at Napier requiring replenishment have been completed

- Full status report attached

Claims Settlements

As at 12.00 today, GA Robins, the oil companies’ insurance assessors, had received a total of 2800 calls. 573 of these related to Caltex. Approximately half of the 573 have received vouchers to pay for their fuel filter replacement.

Caltex Commercial Marine Facility Status Report as at 5pm; Friday 1 June

North Island

Leigh Largest fishing fleet in Northland. Approx. 30 vessels. Pump out of old diesel started today.

Sandspit Refueling completed - 4 vessels

Auckland Refueled Police and Coastguard Wednesday 31 May

Coromandel Start scheduled for Saturday. Expecting 20-25 vessels

Whitianga In progress. 40 vessels to be done. Will be finished today.

Whangamata 10 vessels. All have been refueled.

Tauranga Pump out in progress - approx 5 vessels to be done.

Napier Completed. All Tuna and large vessels now at sea. 43rd vessel completed this afternoon (originally 30 vessels to do; more returned from sea). As far as we are aware no further commercial boats require refueling.

Gisborne In progress. 30 vessels completed. 12 small vessels left. Two additional pump installed to speed up progress. Crew & contractors worked to 4am this morning.

Wellington Coastguard’s bulk tank has been pumped out and replenished with clean diesel.

Castlepoint Pumping out one 13,000 litre vessel today. Made special two and a half hour tanker trip from Wgtn, and took the tanker down the beach to help this customer.

Wellington - Evans Bay In progress. Approx 5 vessels with 2 completed.

South Island

Kaikoura 12 vessels completed.

Greymouth Starting Saturday 8.00 am. 5-9 boats to do.

Westport In progress. 16 vessels. Expect to complete Saturday.

Tarakohe Will replenish bulk tank Saturday. Vessel pump backs to be arranged

Motueka Will replenish bulk tank Saturday. Vessel pump backs to start Saturday. 12 vessels to do.

Havelock Completed. Floated road tanker across on barge to get to the boats because wharf under repair and unuseable.

Picton Completed this morning. 14 vessels.

Port Chalmers Expected to start tomorrow. 10 vessels to be pumped back/refueled.

Karitane Expect to start Sunday/Monday depending on resource availability. 3-4 vessels expected. Also depends on Bluff completion.

Bluff 30+ vessels expected; numbers growing. 4 pump-outs expected to be completed tonight. Continue in the morning.

Riverton Completed at 4.00am this morning. 14 vessels. Clean fuel trucked in specially from Lyttleton.

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