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Why are my piped gas prices changing?
We have seen increases in energy, carbon, transmission and distribution costs.
What’s included in my piped gas charges?
Your charges are made up of different costs to provide piped gas to you. This includes not only our charges, but costs from companies along the supply chain, such as:
The Climate Change Commission provided advice to the New Zealand government on the future of gas in New Zealand in 2021. The government has begun work on a plan to phase out fossil gas use, which includes piped gas and LPG.
The gas industry is currently looking into alternative renewable gas options for the future.
Where does my piped gas come from?
The natural gas that gets piped to your property is sourced from Taranaki. Onshore and offshore wells in the region also produce oil. Natural gas is processed in Taranaki before going into the transmission network where it gets sent throughout the North Island from Whangarei all the way down to Wellington.
What’s a Dual Fuel Discount?
If you have electricity and piped gas with Mercury at the same address (as determined by Electricity and Gas registry data provided to Mercury), we’ll give you a daily Dual Fuel Discount. How good is that! If you are eligible for a Dual Fuel Discount, this will show as a credit in the piped gas charges section on your monthly bill.
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