Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Gas Consumers Get All-Clear

26 February 2002


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Gas Consumers Get All-Clear


Contact Energy this afternoon thanked its customers for their swift action to conserve natural gas during emergency pipeline repairs by the Natural Gas Corporation.

“Contact has been advised by the Natural Gas Corporation that its broken pipeline, which affected gas supply to the lower North Island overnight and this morning, has been repaired and that normal gas reticulation has been restored to all affected areas,” Contact’s General Manager, Corporate Affairs, David Hunt, said.

Affected regions were Wellington, Kapiti-Horowhenua, the Manawatu, and Hawke’s Bay.

Contact, along with all other gas retailers in the affected areas, advised large customers to stop using gas immediately and small consumers, including households, were urged to cease using their gas appliances or reduce consumption as much as possible.

“The response was immediate and tremendous to a situation which occurred due to circumstances beyond Contact’s control ,” said Mr Hunt. “Gas consumption fell substantially during the approximately 22 hours that this incident lasted, with the co-operation of major gas users being the key component in this response.

“Contact wishes to thank all its customers who responded so quickly to the appeal to reduce gas consumption.

“This helped to avert a potentially far more serious situation, had the Natural Gas Corporation taken longer to conduct repairs, and remaining gas in the system been exhausted,” Mr Hunt said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news