Kōrero: Mining and underground resources

Oil tanker at Marsden Point

Oil tanker at Marsden Point

New Zealand’s only oil refinery was built at Marsden Point, near Whāngārei, in the 1960s. A deep-water berth was developed to handle Northland’s exports, including about half the refinery’s oil output, as well as logs and timber. Crude oil for refining is also unloaded there. This large oil tanker is being manoeuvered by three tugs.

By 2003 the Marsden Point refinery was producing 70% of New Zealand’s petrol and 90% of its diesel.

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Simon Nathan, 'Mining and underground resources - The mining industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9226/oil-tanker-at-marsden-point (accessed 19 October 2019)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006