First Gas has both low pressure distribution pipelines supplying domestic and commercial customers, and high pressure gas transmission pipelines supplying industrial customers and providing the bulk gas supply for the North Island.
Pipelines are one of the safest forms of transportation for gas and petroleum products. The biggest risk of damage to pipelines is people digging or undertaking other work around the pipelines without getting plans, or a permit or close approach consent.
First Gas staff and contractors are required to enter private property from time to time to inspect or carry out maintenance activities on the pipelines. It is important to First Gas to build and maintain positive relationships with people who have First Gas pipelines on their land so we can continue to operate a safe and reliable gas pipeline network.
One of the steps we are taking to achieve this is to provide landowners and occupiers with as much information as possible about our pipelines and what to expect if there is a pipeline on your property.