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

 

Shell Questions ARC’s Diesel Sensibilities

Shell New Zealand says the Auckland Regional Council needs to present a more fair and balanced view in advertising the introduction of a lower sulphur diesel.

While Shell has offered its 100 per cent commitment to supporting the early introduction of a lower sulphur diesel, the Company says that the ARC needs also to spell out the likely additional cost to the motoring public (of almost one cent per litre) to make this change. More importantly, they should also address the main source of Auckland’s air quality woes - Auckland’s burgeoning traffic congestion problems.

Similarly, the motoring public needs to better appreciate how vehicle maintenance can improve overall air quality.

Shell is disappointed that the ARC is suggesting that the Company does not want to co-operate in bringing a lower sulphur diesel onto the Auckland market, and stresses that it will do all it can to make this a reality.

The Company, however, is aware that a Government report of fuel specifications standards is looming and this may provide valuable recommendations relating to diesel standards.

“We have made these points clear to the ARC but they seem committed to press ahead regardless. They have also turned a blind eye to the more important question of providing the whole country with cleaner burning fuels. These are complex issues which take time and cannot be addressed with one-off advertising campaigns that do not spell out all the facts.”

Shell says it will continue to work with all parties to ensure that fuels available in New Zealand meet or exceed the emerging standards, but says this must be done with the full co-operation of the New Zealand Refining Company and all of the oil companies.
Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Other Windy Cities: Auckland-Chicago Named A Top 10 ‘Most Exciting’ New Route

The inclusion of Auckland-Chicago on Lonely Planet’s Where to fly in 2019? The 10 most exciting new flight routes list comes just two weeks before Air New Zealand prepares to celebrate its inaugural flight to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on 30 November. More>>

Deadly Strain: ESR Ups Its Reporting On Meningococcal Disease

The increasing number of cases of Group W Meningococcal disease (MenW) has prompted ESR to increase its reporting on the disease to the Ministry of Health. ESR has upped its reporting to weekly. More>>

ALSO:

Very Small Things: "Game-Changing" 3D Printing Technology Launched

New Zealand microfabrication researchers Andrea Bubendorfer and Andrew Best, the co-inventors of a new way of fabricating very small things with Laminated Resin Printing (LRP), are part of Callaghan Innovation’s MicroMaker3D team launching the new patent pending technology in the US this week. More>>

ALSO:

Wainui: Major Infrastructure Partnership For North Auckland

Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff today announced a partnership that will fund $91 million of roading and wastewater infrastructure to support the building of 9000 homes... More>>

ALSO: