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Natural gas provides the energy for better lives and we want to see New Zealand making the most of this amazing natural resource.

Energy Voices tells the story of its importance to New Zealanders – keeping energy prices down, creating jobs, and powering our homes and businesses.

Many people don’t realise just how important natural gas is to our daily lives. Hot showers, cooking and heating are just some of the ways we use this great energy source everyday.

So many of our factories and industries rely on natural gas to create products like food and building materials, creating jobs and exports for Kiwis. This has never been more important as we rebuild from the impacts of Covid-19.

It’s a great earner too – around $420 million per year on average goes to the Government in taxes and royalties and it generates around 11,000 jobs.

Natural gas is also helping us transition to a lower carbon world. It has half the emissions of coal, and it makes renewable energy possible by providing a crucial back-up at the flick of a switch.

We want to see New Zealand making the most of this great natural asset. Let’s develop it carefully and sustainably here, rather than importing more expensive and higher-emitting fuels from overseas.

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