Posted by: SAFE Administrator
Modified date: 10/23/2017
Relevant sector: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Logistics
Resource type: Document
Resource use: Implementation & Monitoring, Resource Mobilization & Advocacy
Language of the document: English
World LPG Association (WLPGA), Repsol
This case study by the World LPG Association (WLPGA) discusses the critical role that liquid petroleum gas (LPG) played in the disaster response to two earthquakes that hit New Zealand in September 2010 and February 2011. Elgas staff in Australia and New Zealand mobilized to deliver extra supplies of 9kg cylinders to the stricken area. People relied on the cylinders to keep warm, cook food, and heat water on their barbeques. The case study discusses safety, communications, and the overall impact on the LPG and other industries during the disaster.