Law & Regulation

Air NZ loses jet fuel disruption claim against Z Energy

Gavin Evans
Fri, 07 Jun 2019

By Gavin Evans June 7 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand has lost its bid for compensation from Z Energy for losses during the September 2017 fuel shortages in Auckland. The national carrier had gone to the High Court seeking compensation from both BP and Z, arguing the firms had an obligation to ensure adequate fuel supply for its jets. Air NZ subsequently settled with BP, but in March it argued in the High Court that its 2016 fuel agreements included an implied obligation that Z Energy should meet all the airline’s daily fuel requireme...

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