“We have been part of the New Zealand community for more than one hundred years and it’s important we support each other in times of need. Financial support will not dull the pain of this tragedy, but may go some small way in helping to rebuild lives. On behalf of everyone at Shell NZ, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Canterbury,” says Shell NZ Chairman, Rob Jager.
Shell NZ has also offered its assistance to the Government and is supporting recovery efforts in various other ways.
Shell’s exploration and production business produces about 80% of NZ’s gas for electricity generation from the Pohokura, Maui and Kapuni fields.
Shell’s retail business (including petrol stations) operated in NZ from the early 1900s until April 2010 when it was sold as a going concern, with a Shell branding licensing agreement, to Greenstone Energy.