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Structure of the gas industry

The gas industry comprises four main sectors - upstream exploration and production, high pressure transmission, gas distribution, and consumers.The upstream sector is governed primarily through the Crown Minerals Act administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Gas Industry Co's regulatory oversight encompasses the downstream sector comprising processing facilities, transmission, distribution and the consumer markets.


Details of each sector are available in The New Zealand Gas Story which comprises the following chapters:

• Gas Industry and Policy Evolution
• Gas Contribution to Energy Supply
• Government Policy Framework
• Regulatory Framework
• Exploration and Production
• Gas Processing
• Gas Transmission
• Gas Distribution
• Wholesale Market
• Retail Market
• Natural Gas Pricing
• Gas Metering
• Gas Safety
• Environmental Sustainability

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