Transmission and Distribution


New Zealand's gas transmission network is owned solely by First Gas Limited.

Transmission pipelines systems transport large volumes of natural gas under high pressure, from production fields to distribution networks or to large customers, along the pipeline.

The gas transmission network includes:

These two major transmission pipelines operate on open access arrangements allowing all parties to ship gas through their pipelines. 


Distribution networks transport gas from gate stations (transmission pipeline delivery points) and reticulate it into residential houses, offices, hospitals, factories, businesses and community amenities.

There are almost 18,000 km of intermediate, medium, and low-pressure gas distribution pipeline networks in the North Island connected to the high-pressure transmission system.

There are five gas distribution companies in New Zealand. Four own and operate open access networks:

The fifth distributor Nova Energy, part of the Todd Corporation, owns smaller networks that bypass existing networks.

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