chevron fuels relief effort in New Zealand

On Feb. 22, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand, the region's second major quake since a 7.1-magnitude quake hit in September 2010. Unlike September's earthquake, however, this one was more destructive as the epicenter was closer to the city and it occurred during business hours.

All Chevron staff and their families based in Christchurch are safe. Our priority continues to be the safety of our staff and the community, as well as ensuring the integrity of our sites and putting in place alternative supply lines so that affected communities continue to receive a safe and reliable supply of fuel products.

Chevron New Zealand contributed clothing and fuel supplies to the Salvation Army and our earthquake relief fund, established after the September 2010 earthquake. Other disaster relief efforts include:

  • Contributing emergency Caltex StarCASH—prepaid cards for purchases at Caltex™ service stations and Star Marts®—to the Salvation Army for people affected by the quake and for fueling disaster-relief vehicles
  • Our business consultants are working with trucking customers to provide fuel for emergency food shipments
  • Our Aviation division is partnering with Air New Zealand to provide fuel for extra humanitarian flights in and out of Christchurch
  • We are partnering with Federated Farmers, New Zealand's leading independent rural advocacy organization, and providing fuel for tankers delivering fresh water to residents

As relief efforts in Christchurch continue to develop, Chevron New Zealand management and staff continue to look for other ways to help the community recover.

Updated: February 2011

Published: February 2011