What has caused this crisis? A digger trying to excavate swamp kauri is believed to have damaged the pipeline supplying jet fuel from Marsden Point to Auckland. How will it affect air travel? Fuel allocated to airlines at Auckland has been completely cut. Allocations to airlines is coming from fuel already stored at the airport or Wiri pipeline terminal. Airlines are only getting 30% of what they normally would. Will it affect people outside Auckland? The pipeline supplies Auckland only, but other airports, particularly Wellington and Christchurch, will have to cope with flights from Auckland refuelling on their way to their destinations. Will it affect petrol for motorists? Oil companies say they will be able to supply petrol and diesel to Auckland petrol stations by road. However other sources say there may not be enough tankers available. Why can’t jet fuel be brought in to Auckland by road or sea? Oil companies say some will be brought in by road but there are no wharf facilities for jet fuel in Auckland, and only limited road tankers, so the main adjustment will have to come by reduced aircraft refuelling at Auckland. How do I know if my flight has been affected? Contact your airline or travel agent for more information about your flight.