Regional Gas Price Comparison

 

This page provides a regional price comparison for main (reticulated) natural gas within NZ.

If your gas is bottled, here’s a use this bottled LPG price comparison instead.

For each region, I have charted yearly gas cost against gas used.   Each gas supplier has a separate coloured line.  The lowest coloured line represents the cheapest supplier.

In most regions, Energy Online is the clear price winner.

We get our gas from Energy Online, so I have a friend referral link which gives an extra $50 account credit (in addition to the standard new customer credit).

Click on each chart to view a larger version.

How to Read the Charts

To read the charts, find your annual consumption in units (kWh) along the bottom axis and the price for each supplier along the vertical axis.

Here’s an example of how to read each chart:

How to read gas comparison chart

For a map of the natural gas network in NZ, click here.

Northern North Island Natural Gas Prices

Northland

The Northland gas distribution network is owned and operated by First Gas, who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

The cheapest gas retailer for Northland is Energy Online for all levels of consumption.

Auckland & Counties

The Auckland & Counties gas distribution network is owned and operated by Vector Gas, who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

The network includes the wider Auckland area as well as extensions to Whangaparoa, Drury and Pukekohe.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

The cheapest gas retailer for Auckland &Counties is Energy Online for all levels of consumption.

 

Hamilton

The Hamiton gas distribution network is owned and operated by First Gas, who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

Typically the Hamilton area network is defined as including Hamilton, Raglan, Huntly and North Meremere.  However, it can be unclear with some gas providers, so it is recommended to check which area you would fall into.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

The cheapest gas retailer for Hamilton is Energy Online for all levels of consumption.

Waikato

The Waikato gas distribution network is owned and operated by First Gas, who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

The cheapest gas retailer for Waikato is Energy Online for all levels of consumption.

Waikato East

The Waikato East gas distribution network is owned and operated by First Gas, who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

Typically the Waikato East network is defined as including Morrinsville, Tauwhare, Matangi and Cambridge.  However, it can be unclear with some gas providers, so it is recommended to check which area you would fall into.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

The cheapest gas retailer for Waikato East is Energy Online for all levels of consumption.

Tauranga

The Tauranga gas distribution network is owned and operated by First Gas, who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

The cheapest gas retailer for Tauranga is Energy Online for all levels of consumption.

Rotorua & Eastern Bay of Plenty

The Rotorua & Eastern Bay of Plenty gas distribution network is owned and operated by First Gas, who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

Typically the network is defined as including Rotorua, Whakatane, Edgecumbe, Ohope, Murupara, Poptiki, Kawerau, Matata and Te Kaha.Morrinsville, Tauwhare, Matangi and Cambridge.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

 

The cheapest gas retailer is Energy Online for all levels of consumption.

Gas price comparison for Rotorua

Taupo

The Taupo gas distribution network is owned and operated by First Gas, who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

The cheapest Taupo gas retailer is Energy Online for all levels of consumption.

Gas price comparison for Taupo

Gisborne & East Coast

The East Coast gas distribution network is owned and operated by First Gas, who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

The cheapest gas retailer for the East Coast is Energy Online for all levels of consumption.

Central North Island Natural Gas Prices

Taranaki

The Taranaki gas distribution network is owned and operated by Powerco, who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

The network includes New Plymouth, Stratford, Opunake, Hawera and Waverley.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

The cheapest gas retailer for Taranaki is Energy Online for all levels of consumption.

Whanganui

The Whanganui gas distribution network is owned and operated by GasNet who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

The cheapest gas retailer for Whanganui is Genesis Energy – Lifestyle Plan for consumption > 5000 units per year.

Marton & Bulls

The Marton & Bulls gas distribution network is owned and operated by GasNet who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

The cheapest gas retailer for Marton & Bulls is Energy Online for all levels of consumption.

Manawatu & Horowhenua

The Manawatu & Horowhenua gas distribution network is owned and operated by Powerco, who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

The network includes Palmerston North, Ashurst and Fielding.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

The cheapest gas retailer for Manawatu & Horowhenua is Energy Online for all levels of consumption.

Hawke’s Bay

The Hawke’s Bay gas distribution network is owned and operated by Powerco, who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

Typically the Hawke’s Bay network is defined as including Napier, Hastings, Waipukurau, Waipawa, Dannevirke, Woodville and surrounds.  However, it can be unclear with some gas providers, so it is recommended to check which area you would fall into.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

The cheapest gas retailers for Hawke’s Bay are:

Southern North Island Natural Gas Prices

Kapiti Coast

The Kapiti Coast gas distribution network is owned and operated by First Gas, who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

The network includes Paraparaumu, Waikanae and surrounds.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

The cheapest gas retailer for Kapiti Coast is Energy Online for all levels of consumption.

Hutt Valley, Porirua & Tawa

The northern Wellington gas distribution network is owned and operated by Powerco, who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

The network includes Hutt Valley, Porirua, Tawa.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

The cheapest gas retailer for Hutt Valley, Porirua, Tawa is Energy Online for all levels of consumption.

Wellington

The central and southern Wellington gas distribution network is owned and operated by Powerco, who transport gas to your premise and manage new network connections.

The network includes Wellington City and surrounding suburbs including Johnsonville.  However, it can be unclear with some gas providers, so it is recommended to check which area you would fall into.

Once connected to the network, you will purchase gas through a retailer.

The cheapest gas retailer for Wellington is Energy Online for all levels of consumption.

 

Nathan’s Notes

Pricing and charts updated September 2018 from publicly available data.  Charts should be treated as indicative only, so please obtain a firm quote from your retailer before signing up.

Contact Energy pricing is not included at present as I couldn’t find publicly available regional gas pricing. 

I am only human, if you think I have made an error or something looks out of whack, drop me a line.

 

3 Replies to “Regional Gas Price Comparison”

  1. Interesting about Energy on line ,because Ihave just switched to Nova for gas on the recommendation of Whats my number.
    Energy on line was not given a n mention .Trustpower was the second choice for gas and electricity.However Paua to the people and Nova were tops so that’s where Iwent.

    1. Hi Claire. Do you know what your rates (daily and per unit) from Nova are? I wonder if they are offering ‘special’ rates via What’s My Number than they do otherwise.

      I know some of the power companies used to do this (Energy Online in particular) in order to ‘game’ the rating table. I created this page after I was trying to find the cheapest gas provided for home, and the price comparison sites all said something different!

      1. Hi Claire. Quick update, I have checked with Powerswitch and the Nova rates are out of date. They are updating them this week (10 April ’17). Cheers, Nathan

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