Energy Voices is a campaign on the importance of natural gas to New Zealanders.
Hot showers, cooking and heating are just some of the ways we use this great energy source in our homes.
It keeps electricity prices down, creates jobs, and powers our economy.
So many of our factories and industries rely on natural gas to create products like food and building materials. Jobs and exports rely on it, and in many cases, there is no realistic alternative.
It’s a great earner too. Producing natural gas and petroleum here in New Zealand earns the Government around $650 million per year in royalties and taxes, it generates around 11,000 jobs and new producing fields pay 42% of profit to the Government.
Natural gas is also helping us transition to a lower carbon world. It has half the emissions of coal, which is why around the world it’s in huge demand. 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.
Put simply – natural gas provides the energy for better lives.
PEPANZ – the Petroleum Exploration & Production Association of New Zealand – has started the Energy Voices campaign. We proudly represent the companies that explore for, and produce, New Zealand’s oil and natural gas resources.
We are committed to leading an open, honest and transparent discussion about the role of oil and natural gas as part of our energy mix.
These resources are owned by the Crown on behalf of all New Zealanders and we believe that by developing our industry, we can enrich New Zealand’s future – the future of our communities, the economic future of our regions and the help the transition to a lower carbon world.