New Zealand Oil Services Ltd


NZOSL is a specialist oil terminal operating and associated engineering services company with its Head Office in Wellington. The company is a joint venture owned fifty- fifty by shareholders Z Energy Ltd and BP NZ Ltd.

New Zealand Oil Services Ltd Lyttelton operates the Z Energy and BP oil terminal storage facilities located across four separate sites and compounds within the Port area. It also has responsibility for tanker operations at the Oil Wharf including maintenance of the associated equipment on behalf of the industry.

The NZOSL Lyttelton terminal is the largest of nine NZOSL sites across New Zealand; both in throughput volumes and physical size covering more than seven hectares (18 acres). NZOSL’s eight other operated sites are located in Mt Maunganui, Napier, Upper Hutt (Wellington), New Plymouth, Nelson, Timaru, Dunedin (two sites) and Bluff.

A comprehensive range of activities is undertaken including receipt, storage, transfers by pipeline over the Port Hills to Mobil Woolston and load out functions common to most terminals in New Zealand. Our primary function is to provide safe first class customer service in support of the marketing initiatives of our shareholders BP and Z Energy.

The Road Gantries

At both the BP and Z Energy sites there are road gantries that primarily service the needs of the Christchurch International Airport as well as various other airport sites around the South Island with Jet A1 fuel and Avgas 100.

Diesel and motor spirit are also loaded and delivered to service stations throughout Canterbury and across the South Island to various customers.

Gantries operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Tankers and Bunkers

NZOSL manages the organisation and discharge of tankers on behalf of the industry for Lyttelton.

Throughout any given year NZOSL Lyttelton will, on average, discharge 75 Tankers containing a variety of hydrocarbon fuels and bunker around 50 Vessels.

In an average year NZOSL will manage the receipt and distribution of over one billion litres of petroleum products.


Cnr Charlotte Jane and Godley Quay, Lyttelton (main office)