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Refinery closure could boost global emissions

Monday 5 Oct 20 10:00am

Marsden Point oil refinery, Whangarei

 

REFINING New Zealand has confirmed cost-cutting measures for next year, but says a decision on whether to stop refining operations altogether is still a while away.

The closure of the refinery, at Marsden Point on Whangarei Harbour, could cut the country’s direct greenhouse gas emissions by more than a million tonnes a year, but officials warn it is likely to lead to an overall increase in global emissions.

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