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BP Stations Closed Following Earthquake

Media Advisory:

5pm, Tuesday 22 February, 2011

BP STATIONS CLOSED FOLLOWING EARTHQUAKE

BP Oil New Zealand advises that all of its Christchurch service stations are currently closed following today’s magnitude 6.3 earthquake, subject to inspection of ground based tanks and pipes.

They were shut as a precaution after either loss of power or damage to some forecourts.

BP NZ Managing Director Mike McGuinness said when the sites re-open, the available fuel will be quarantined for emergency services to ensure essential services can be provided to the city.

“Our first priority is to ensure the safety of our staff and operations. Once we have clearance, we will open our sites to emergency services and will return to providing fuel to our customers as soon as possible.”

“I’m sure everyone will understand that it is essential we keep our emergency services running.

“Our thoughts go out to the people of Christchurch in this time.”

ENDS

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