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Gas Production Higher In December 2001 Year

New Zealand Energy Statistics: December 2001 quarter

Gas production increased 5.6 percent in the December 2001 year compared with the December 2000 year, according to Statistics New Zealand. This is the third consecutive December year in which gas production has increased. Production of 258,000 terajoules is the highest level recorded in a December year since the series began in 1971. Gas is a leading source of thermal energy for electricity generation.

Total electricity generation increased 1.2 percent in the December 2001 quarter compared with the September 2001 quarter, after adjusting for seasonal variations.

Hydro generation was 11.1 percent lower in the December 2001 quarter than in the December 2000 quarter. Hydro generation supplied 65 percent of the electricity generated in the December 2001 quarter. This compares with a December quarter average of 74 percent over the last ten years.

Thermal generation was 27.7 percent higher in the December 2001 quarter than in the December 2000 quarter.

Commercial electricity users experienced a price rise of 0.4 percent in the December 2001 quarter compared with the September 2001 quarter, while prices for household consumers fell 0.3 percent.

The volume of crude petroleum produced in the year ended December 2001 was 1.16 million tonnes, a fall of 4.8 percent compared with the year ended December 2000. There has generally been a pattern of declining crude petroleum production since 1991.

Production of refined petrol in the December 2001 year was 1.5 million tonnes, a rise of 6.9 percent compared with the December 2000 year.

The price of bulk petrol fell 3.7 percent and the price of bulk diesel fell 6.9 percent in the December 2001 quarter compared with the September 2001 quarter. Retail petrol prices fell 9.2 percent over the same period.

Brian Pink Government Statistician


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