New Zealand's abundant and diverse energy resources have long underpinned our economy. The challenge is to meet New Zealand's energy needs in a way that supports our way of life, the economy and the environment.
The Government has commissioned this review to investigate whether the electricity market, as it exists at present, is delivering a fair and equitable price to end-consumers.
The Ministry undertakes future energy supply and demand modelling and produces a range of useful energy data resources and publications.
Making improvements in energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy is a priority for the government.
We monitor and advise on electricity markets, including monitoring the electricity market regulator, the Electricity Authority.
A high level of energy security is vital to our economy and to our personal well-being. Energy security is achieved when there are sufficient levels of energy resources reliably delivered via robust networks to meet changing demands over time.
The New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021 sets the strategic direction for the energy sector and the role energy will play in the New Zealand economy.
We have a central role in governing, monitoring and advising on the gas markets.
International relationships allow New Zealand to participate in high-level multi-national discussions on key energy issues, collaborate in studies and research and development programmes, and develop policy built on the best regional and international information.
This section includes information on weekly oil prices; current duties, taxes and levies; and fuel quality specifications.
Find information on reviews and consultation we have undertaken in the past.