Petroleum reserves data

This page details New Zealand’s petroleum reserves. It has been compiled using annual summary reports submitted by permit holders.

Access the petroleum reserves data

You can access the petroleum reserves data as of January 2023 via the Excel file below.

Petroleum Reserves 2022 [XLSX, 91 KB]

Activity and other field data

Data on activity and other field data is included in the annual Energy in New Zealand publication, which provides information on and analysis of New Zealand’s energy sector including statistics on supply, transformation, and demand.

See Energy in New Zealand

Conditions of use

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Timing of next release

We plan to release NZ petroleum reserves as of 1 January 2024 in July 2024.

The timing of the release will be announced in our release calendar.

In the Energy in NZ 2022 publication, we will include the full range of statistics on deliverability and activity. This is due to be published in August 2023.

Last updated: 17 August 2023