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Wellington Energy Consumers Have Cheaper Choice

30 September 2008

Wellington Energy Consumers Have Cheaper Choice

Nova Gas said today that in the wake of price rise announcements, Wellington energy consumers needed to know that they still had a cheaper choice.
Cressida Gates, Nova Gas Spokesperson, said that in contrast to price rise announcements by other energy retailers in Wellington, Nova was not raising its own prices.

“Nova is not raising its prices, so the contrast between us and competitors is now even starker”.

“Nova’s own dual-fuel (gas and electricity) service in Wellington remains unchanged in price, with the new price rises of other companies leaving the average user at least $350 cheaper annually”.

The duel fuel option means that customers receive one energy bill for both their gas and electricity accounts, have both their meters read in one visit and all their energy queries can be answered by just one phone call.

Ms Gates said the company was able to keep its prices down because it operates differently. For example, cuts out the middlemen by owning bypass pipelines for gas, and by undertaking gas exploration and production. It also invests in new and innovative energy projects including Wellington’s Southern Landfill which is being used to generate electricity from greenhouse gas.

Nova Gas has also partnered up with SuperGold Cards, the card which provides discounts and concessions to all eligible seniors and veterans. Nova Gas are offering all cardholders within the greater Wellington and Auckland regions a discount of 14 cents per day (+GST) off the gas fixed daily charge for Nova Gas’s standard residential pricing plans.

Electricity and gas users can compare their current supplier with the Nova pricing online at and sign up online or by calling 0800 NovaGas.


Nova Gas has been supplying commercial gas to users since 1995 when Nova Gas began installing its own high pressure gas pipeline it allowed the company to cut delivery costs to its customers. Nova Gas is 100% owned by Todd Energy, the vibrant New Zealand owned and operated energy company is a major producer of oil and gas as well as electricity generation. With Todd Energy’s backing Nova Gas is able to offer unrivalled gas energy supply security and the ability to create a total energy solution to meet customer’s energy needs.
Nova Gas, in conjunction with Bay of Plenty Energy and the Wellington City Council also operates a new generation plant at the Southern Landfill in Wellington that turns harmful greenhouse gases produced at the landfill into electricity. Harnessing this previously wasted energy source to produce cost effective electricity to supply local homes and businesses has clear benefits for the region and the environment.

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