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The New Zealand Earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 - A WLPGA Case Study

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/23/2017

The New Zealand Earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 - A WLPGA Case Study

Categories

Relevant sector: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Logistics

Resource type: Document

Resource use: Implementation & Monitoring, Resource Mobilization & Advocacy

Language of the document: English


Author

N/A

Organization

World LPG Association (WLPGA), Repsol

Description

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.

Year of publication

2013