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Chris Leitch
Chris Leitchhttps://www.socialcredit.nz/
Chris Leitch was a campaigner for monetary reform since 1972. He was a former elected member of the Auckland Regional Services Trust and the first ever Alliance Party candidate, standing in the Tamaki by-election in 1992. He was the Social Credit Party's Whangarei candidate and leader. He passed away in January 2023 after a long battle with cancer.

Jet Fuel Crisis Predicted – Social Credit

Marsden Point news

The current crisis likely to lead to severe jet fuel rationing in the lead up to Christmas completely vindicates Social Credit’s campaign to get the government to keep the Marsden Point Oil refinery operational.

That campaign was supported by 18,500 New Zealanders who signed a petition, presented to Parliament exactly twelve months ago, calling on the government to buy out the oil company owners and ensure fuel security for the country.

Rationing of up to twenty five percent is likely which will cause severe disruption for air travellers, tourists, and the country’s exporters.

In the submission supporting its petition Social Credit pointed out the risks of just such an event, along with disruption to shipping routes due to escalating geopolitical tensions.

The ‘experts’ at MBIE and those around the cabinet table chose to ignore our submission and allow the oil companies to make a purely profit-based decision to close the refinery down.

Insufficient weight was given to the fact that New Zealand is a very small country at the extremes of the Pacific Ocean and its vulnerability is significantly higher than most others.

That decision will now cost airlines and their customers massive additional costs and major disruptions as fuel rationing bites close to Christmas.

Even Australia was not stupid enough to allow closure of all its refineries but ensured two remained operational and were actually upgraded to somewhere near the standard of our own, which produced high quality jet fuel, to ensure it could cope with just such an event as substandard fuel.

What’s even worse is that the government turned a blind eye while the oil companies, despite having promised not to do so, proceeded with unseemly haste to dismantle the refinery’s major components and disable it within a matter of weeks so that the costs of getting it back into operation would be so significant as to be impossible.

The assurances of the oil companies that they could guarantee security of supply for New Zealand have been proven hollow – exactly what Social Credit said at the time was the case, and New Zealanders will be footing the costs.

For more on our long running campaign see www.socialcredit.nz.

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  1. You think it was done on purpose or with a purpose – both, closing the refinery was done with a purpose alright and the biggest reason was the great Rockefeller swindle to keep NZ tied to the USD and a dependence on US controlled oil to keep the USD the default currency. This of course has created a high price increase flow on effect not only for oil but sulphur for fertilizer, bitumen and CO2. The beverage industry relies heavily on CO2 as do other food manufacturing industries and less fertilizer production limits farming. All of these are by products of the refining process. All which now have to be imported on ships spewing out thousands of tonnes of pollution. Where are the Greenies on this ? – MIA they are just a big lie. That sub standard bitumen at 3 times the price now, is going to cost NZ dearly in years to come with a roading bill NZ wont be able to pay. And now we are short of jet fuel over the Christmas New Year holiday period well even my cat figured that one out. You see this is exactly what the WEF want they want, to limit travel for the masses, limit their ability to travel anywhere with high fuel and living costs to lock you down in their 15 minute cities. You starting to get the picture now ? some folk never will they just adore their pin up WEF willing puppet, the Infanticidal Cenocidal Jab sin dah. When you have finally had enough of NZ dont move to any Commonwealth countries, they all have the same WEF agendas. Good countries to move to are Columbia would you believe, Bulgaria, Portugal, but tops is Penang in Maylasia – cheapest petrol and best lifestyle. Get out now while you still can.

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