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This section contains data on New Zealand’s energy prices and consumption compared to OECD countries for which information is available.

Data is sourced from the International Energy Agency (IEA). Care is needed in interpreting the data, as product specifications, statistical methodologies and information available differs considerably among countries.



Price comparisons between countries are presented on a purchasing power parity (PPP) basis. New Zealand liquid fuel prices are at the lower end of the OECD range, due to the relatively low taxes. The New Zealand diesel tax component does not include Road User Charges (RUCs). Residential natural gas prices should be treated as indicative only, as tariffs for residential gas in New Zealand generally include high fixed charges.



Consumption per person presented for electricity, oil and natural gas.

Further information, including graphs, can be found in section ‘G. International Comparisons’ of Energy in New Zealand.


Last updated 12 August 2014