Refinery Auckland Pipeline (RAP)

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Refinery Auckland Pipeline (RAP) is an operating oil pipeline in New Zealand.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Marsden Point Refinery to Auckland.

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Project details

  • Operator: Refining NZ[1]
  • Capacity: 60000 barrels per day
  • Length: 170 kilometers[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year: 1985


The pipeline is owned and operated by Refining NZ.[1] It carries diesel, petrol, and jet fuel from the Marsden Point Refinery to the Wiri fuel terminal in South Auckland.


In September 2017, the pipeline was ruptured and closed down for repairs, leading to widespread fuel shortages in Auckland and the cancellation of more than 100 flights.[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Refinery Auckland Pipeline, Refining NZ, accessed Aug. 18, 2021.
  2. Auckland jet fuel woes: Warnings stretched back to at least 2005, Stuff, Sep. 18, 2017, accessed Aug. 18, 2021.

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