About Us

Established in July 1999, Independent Petroleum Laboratory Limited (IPL) is a fully independent company that provides specialist Fuels, Biofuels, Industrial and Environmental laboratory testing services to a wide range of customers throughout New Zealand and the South West Pacific.

IPL is located on the shores of the beautiful Whangarei Harbour less than 2 hours from Auckland and shares its idyllic location with New Zealand's only oil refinery. IPL’s proven expertise is renowned by the leading oil companies, governmental agencies and the South West Pacific Island Terminals. IPL provides sound, innovative solutions to the analytical testing needs of the petrochemical industry. By successfully developing its core business, IPL benefits from an exemplary reputation.

 

Latest News

Fun Sciences for Kids

What a jam pack day we had last Thursday experimenting with our kids from the Northpine Champion enrichment group. It was awesome to see the kids taking a huge interest in the science concepts we introduced. On Day 2 we addressed surface tension, acids and bases, had a lot of fun with dry ice and we finished the day talking about microorganisms. 
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IANZ accreditation of IPL's New Plymouth lab

IPL’s New Plymouth lab has officially achieved IANZ accreditation in the Chemical Testing Laboratory programme. The accreditation was granted on 16th August 2018.
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Learning about Sciences through experiments

Today was the first day of a 2 day programme with kids from 3 local schools located in the Bream Bay area. This is an initiative developed by IPL’s Community Team in collaboration with One Tree Point School, Ruakaka Primary and Waipu Primary. We had the pleasure to teach 24 very keen and inquisitive kids that were part of the Northpine Champion enrichment group. 
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