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The Story of Gas in New Zealand

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Clean burning, efficient, responsive and cost effective. Gas accounts for a fifth of New Zealand’s total primary energy supply...

70% of it is used to generate the high heat required for…

Electricity generation...

...and key industries - dairy, meat, timber, steel, food processing, petroleum refining.

16% is used for conversion into petrochemicals-methanol, and urea fertiliser.

The rest is used by around 250,000 customers for things like...

Hospitals and community swimming pools...

Hotels and restaurants, horticulture greenhouses and schools...

...and heating and cooking in the home.

Annual demand of 170PJ is supplied from 15 fields on and offshore Taranaki.

Gas is delivered throughout the North Island by 2,500km of high pressure gas transmission piplines...

...and into communities through 16,000km of local gas distribution systems.

Natural gas has been part of New Zealand’s energy supply story for over 40 years.

As New Zealand increases its use of renewable energy, gas has a continued role in:
security of supply   providing consumer choice

Optimising the contribution of gas
to New Zealand.

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