New Zealand Energy Quarterly – June 2019

The New Zealand Energy Quarterly provides quarterly data and analysis on energy supply, demand and pricing across various commodities. This edition was released on 12 September 2019.

June quarter 2019

Energy Quarterly: 2019 Q2 report
ISSN 1178-2714 (online)

The New Zealand Energy Quarterly provides quarterly data and analysis on energy supply, demand, prices and associated greenhouse gas emissions. This publication is part of the suite of energy publications produced by the Energy and Building Trends Team of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

The main highlights for the Juen 2019 quarter are:

  • Renewable sources accounted for over 83 per cent of electricity generation this quarter.
  • Coal-fired generation fell 33 per cent in the June 2019 quarter, following elevated levels in the March 2019 and December 2018 quarter.
  • Coal imports hit a record high as stocks were replenished.
  • Overall gas supply recovered, rising 19 per cent off the June 2018 low when outages first occurred at Pohokura.
  • Fuel prices rose, with petrol rising 6 per cent and diesel 4 per cent, although prices remained shy of those recorded in the second half of 2018.

For more detailed data, see the relevant page:

Electricity statistics

Revisions to previously published data:

The Ministry has introduced a new code-based system for producing electricity generation statistics (covering generation, fuel use, and capacity), resulting in minor revisions to previously published data.
Several smaller retailers have been added to the Ministry’s electricity sales data collection following a review of data coverage. Sales data is used to produce electricity consumption, cost, and installation control point (ICP) statistics.  The inclusion of these retailers has led to revisions in previously published statistics – most notably the Residential ICP count.

Oil statistics

Gas statistics

Coal statistics

Revisions to previously published data:

Coal imports for the December quarter 2018 have been revised following the publication of data on imports by Stats NZ.  The Ministry estimates coal imports using several sources, and the release of this additional data has led to improvements in the estimation process.

Energy prices