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


Mobil Marine pump-outs progress

Media statement
For immediate use 5 June 2001

Mobil Marine pump-outs progress

Mobil today began contacting individual recreational boat owners to make arrangements for pumping quality-affected diesel from their tanks.

Mobil spokesperson, Kimberley Allan, said that the company had scanned its sales records and had identified more than 600 Mobil customers around New Zealand who were likely to be affected and would be ringing or writing to them over the course of this week.

Ms Allan said that, while the logistics of the exercise were extremely complicated, Mobil was committed to ensuring all its customers suffered as little inconvenience as reasonably possible.

“I’m very pleased with the progress we’ve made on refuelling our commercial marine customers – while maintaining only the most rigorous standards of personal and environmental safety – and we want to do the same for our recreational marine customers as soon as we can,” she said. "We have drawn in additional resources from off-shore to enable us to continue to progress pump-outs in a safe and timely manner.

“Obviously, I’m aware that this has been a very frustrating time for a lot of people and I want to thank the vast majority of our customers for their patience and understanding over the past couple of weeks.”

Ms Allan said Mobil was also continuing to work closely with other customer groups - including the agricultural sector – to address any specific concerns they may have.

page 2…
Page 2

She said Mobil customers who needed information should call the company’s customer service freephone on 0800 808 666.


Mobil customer call centre: 0800 808 666
Industry diesel user freephone: 0800 003 002

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Electricity Market: Power Panel Favours Scrapping Low-Fixed Charges

An independent panel reviewing electricity prices favours scrapping the government’s low-user fixed charge regime, banning the use of prompt-payment discounts, and requiring greater disclosure of the profit split between the retail and generation arms of the major power companies. More>>


Bottomless Oil And Zero Climate Cost: Greenpeace Not Big On PEPANZ Gas Ban Report

The NZIER report commissioned by oil industry body, PEPANZ, claims the oil and gas ban issued by the Government last April could cost the the New Zealand economy $28 billion by 2050... But Greenpeace says the figures in the report are based on false assumptions and alternative facts. More>>


Two Queensland Fruit Flies And A Different One In Otara: Devonport Fruit And Veg Lockdown

Work continues at pace on the biosecurity response following the discovery last week of one male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Devonport. More>>


Digital Services Tax: Government To Plan Tax On Web Operator Income

New Zealand is to consult on the design of changes to tax rules which currently allow multinational companies in the digital services field to do business here without paying income tax. More>>