Natural gas used by the commercial sector in New Zealand
1991–2021, gross petajoules
Natural gas: Flammable gas, consisting largely of methane and other hydrocarbons, occurring naturally underground (often in association with petroleum) and used as fuel.
Gas reinjection: The reinjection of natural gas into an underground reservoir, typically one already containing both natural gas and crude oil, in order to increase the pressure within the reservoir and thus induce the flow of crude oil or else sequester gas that cannot be exported.
Gas flaring: burning off gas, as waste or pressure relief.
Transformation: Energy transformation refers to the conversion of primary energy (see above) to more useful forms of energy. It includes activities such as electricity generation, oil refining and other transformation (including coal used for steel manufacturing) as well as losses.
Cogeneration: the generation of electricity and useful heat jointly, especially the utilization of the steam left over from electricity generation for heating.
Non-energy use: primary energy used for purposes other than combustion, e.g. natural gas used as chemical feedstock in the production of methanol and ammonia/urea.
Gas Supply is calculated as the difference between the total amount of gas produced and the amount of gas flared, reinjected, extracted as LPG, and losses and own use during gas production.
Net Gas Production is calculated as the difference between the total amount of gas produced and the amount of gas flared, reinjected, extracted as LPG, and losses and own use during gas production.
Gas Consumption and Non-Energy Use data are not available before 1990.
Changes to data collection/processing
The Ministry has improved the methodology for producing gas production and consumption statistics, as well as updating some historical data. This has resulted in changes to previously-published data.
Data provided by
Energy in New Zealand: Gas June 2022
How to find the data
At URL provided, click on 'Data tables for gas'.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: Energy in New Zealand: Gas June 2022
From the dataset Energy in New Zealand: Gas June 2022, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Annual_PJ
- Provided: 2,880 data points
This data forms the table Energy - Gas production and consumption in petajoules (Annual) 1974–2021.
Dataset originally released on:
September 08, 2022
About this dataset
This dataset contains the latest information on gas production, transformation and consumption in New Zealand.