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

 

Fuel Specifications Review

Media Release
3 August 2006


Fuel Specifications Review


The Motor Industry Association while welcoming the Government’s announcement that the levels of sulphur in petrol and diesel are to be reduced questioned why a decision to go to sulphur free petrol has had to be delayed.

“New Zealand is now part of the global vehicle market and we must therefore ensure that our fuels are to international standards so that new car importers can bring to New Zealand the latest, cleanest, fuel efficient models available. It is therefore important that we move to having sulphur free petrol and diesel at the earliest possible opportunity” said Mr Kerr, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association.

Mr Kerr went onto say “that he understood that Marsden Point could produce sulphur free petrol but that the oil companies have raised the bogey of regional security as justification to continue to import petrol with up to 50 parts per million from inefficient refineries in Australia. We should in fact be demanding the world’s best and if necessary the oil companies should be sourcing sulphur free petrol from refineries in Asia and elsewhere to meet our needs that cannot be supplied directly by Marsden Point” concluded Mr Kerr.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>


Statistics: Butter At Record $5.67/Block; High Vegetable Prices

Rising dairy prices have pushed food prices up 2.7 percent in the year to October 2017, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 3.0 percent increase in the year to September 2017. More>>

ALSO:

Science: New Research Finds Herbicides Cause Antibiotic Resistance

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates. More>>

ALSO:

CO2 And Water: Fonterra's Environment Plans

Federated Farmers support Fonterra’s bold push to get to zero emissions of CO2 on the manufacturing side of the Co-operative, both in New Zealand and across its global network. More>>

ALSO:

Fisheries: Decision To Delay Monitoring ‘Fatally Flawed’

Conservation group representatives say a decision by the new Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash, to delay implementation of camera monitoring of fishing efforts in New Zealand is ‘fatally flawed’. More>>

ALSO:

Kaikōura Quakes: One Year On

State Highway One and the railway were blocked by damage and slips and the Inland Road suffered significant damage. Farms, homes and businesses suffered building and land damage. Power and internet went down, drinking water systems, sewage systems and local roads were all badly affected... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Bill Bennett on Tech