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Oil security

Liquid fuels such as petrol, diesel and jet fuel are essential for industry, business and New Zealanders’ day-to-day activities. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has progressed a number of initiatives to help mitigate the impact of international and domestic oil supply disruption.


At a broader level, oil security can also be improved through measures such as increasing fuel mix diversity, improving the fuel efficiency of the vehicle fleet, encouraging greater use of domestic fuel supplies and reducing demand for transport energy.

These aspects are being pursued by government and industry in different ways. The New Zealand Energy Strategy (NZES) and the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS) outline a number of these measures.


Related links

Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management National Fuel Plan [2.2 MB PDF]

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Consultation: Oil security information

In March 2014, MBIE published a discussion document on options for publishing regular information about the level of fuel stocks (petrol, diesel and jet fuel) in each region in New Zealand.

Read more about Consultation: Oil security information

Oil Security Review 2012

In 2011 and 2012 MBIE commissioned three studies into New Zealand’s oil security.

Read more about Oil Security Review 2012

Last updated 12 June 2015