|RFx ID :||23266251|
|Tender Name :||Fuel Stockholding|
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|Open Date :||Thursday, 10 September 2020 1:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Friday, 25 September 2020 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Quotations (RFQ)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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MBIE is the Government’s lead adviser on national fuel security and it reviews fuel security policy settings from time to time. Major reviews were undertaken in 2005 and 2012, with some further work commissioned in 2017, just prior to the Refinery-to-Auckland pipeline outage. Each review was informed by specialist advice on supply chain risks (e.g. pipeline failure), risk mitigations (e.g. costs of storage), the economic and social impacts of supply disruptions, and the expected benefits of reducing the frequency and extent of disruptions. There is now a need to update the previous analysis in light of the expected closure of the Marsden Point oil refinery. Refining NZ is currently reviewing its refining business in the context of challenging global refining market conditions, and is considering options that include reducing its refining capacity and closing the refinery.
Closure of the refinery could result in a significant reduction in New Zealand’s fuel stockholding. It would also represent a significant change in the fuel supply chain and warrants a careful review of the relevant supply chain disruption scenarios including geopolitical conflict in SE Asia or elsewhere, extreme weather events, and pandemics. These kinds of disruptions did not feature prominently in previous reviews.