|China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade|
Traditionally Pyongyang's only ally, China is removing key economic sources after new UN sanctions.
© 2017 BBCWorld Sat 5:25pm How electric cars can create the biggest disruption since iPhone
It's 10 years since Apple unleashed a surge of innovation that upended the mobile phone industry. Electric cars, with a little help from ride-hailing and self-driving technology, could be about to pull the same trick on Big Oil.The...
© 2017 NZ Herald Sat 10:05am Qantas uses transtasman 'fuel mules' to top up its aircraft in Auckland
Qantas last night flew a jumbo jet and an Airbus A330 across the Tasman into Auckland to use as "fuel mules" for its aircraft hit by the aviation gas shortage.The Boeing 747-400 was a special flight scheduled just to deliver fuel...
© 2017 NZ Herald Thu 12:55am Fuel crisis: Navy oil tanker on rescue mission to Marsden Pt refinery
The Defence Force is sending its big tanks to Northland in a military manouevre of a different kind.The navy's oil tanker, HMNZN Endeavour is expected to arrive at Port Marsden at around 5pm on Thursday to fill up with 4.8 million...
© 2017 NZ Herald Thu 12:45am Fuel crisis: Repairs on track at Ruakaka pipeline site
If there is a lucky side to the break in the Ruakaka to Auckland oil pipeline, it is that it happened only a few kilometres from the Refining New Zealand plant at Marsden Point.Another stroke of luck in an otherwise disastrous situation...
© 2017 NZ Herald Thu 7:15am Te Ururoa Flavell's fight to keep the Maori Party alive
Somewhere on the road from TaupÅ to Rotorua, a young gas station attendant watches as the MÄori Party's campaign bus eats up $400 of fuel.
© 2017 Stuff.co.nz Wed 7:25pm Damaged Auckland fuel pipeline may have been waiting to break since 2014
The digger operator who damaged the fuel pipeline supplying Auckland city would have almost certainly have known what he had done, says Refining NZ boss Sjoerd Post, adding he is concerned for the individual's mental safety. Refining NZ had "clear evidence" the 170 kilometre pipeline that pipes fuel from the Marsden Point oil refinery had been struck, with digger teeth marks visible at the location of a 20 centimetre tear in the pipe. "It is very clear and independently confirmed by the Lloyds' verifier that a digger has dented and scraped over the pipe with quite significant force." The damage could have occurred any time since the condition of the pipe was last tested by a scanner which was passed through the pipe in 2014.
© 2017 Stuff.co.nz Wed 1:35pm