Climate Change
Commission Summary

You may have seen the Climate Change Commission has released draft advice recommending ways to cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. One recommendation is to phase out the use of gas in buildings by 2050, with no new gas connections after 2025.
The CCC draft plan is now open for public consultation until 28 March 2021.  

Rockgas believes there are multiple ways to reduce emissions 

We’re committed to helping New Zealand achieve its target of net zero emissions by 2050 and we’ve been actively investigating the use of low carbon gas alternatives such as hydrogen, biogas and bioLPG in our network for the past two years.  

It’s important to note: 

  • New customers can still connect to LPG and an LPG connection is still a good option in any new build or renovation. 
  • Firstgas Group is investing in technology so that in the future, customers may be able to access zero carbon gases from our network. 
  • Gas will continue to be an important energy source and we’re working hard to ensure that zero carbon gases are a part of New Zealand’s energy future.  

We’re here for you   

Rockgas is part of Firstgas Group, a group of businesses including Rockgas, Firstgas, Flexgas & Gas Services NZ.   

Rockgas has been delivering LPG to Kiwis for over 80 years and is New Zealand’s largest LPG retailer, serving over 100,000 customers from a network of 34 outlets throughout the country.   

Natural gas has been an energy source for Kiwis since 1970. Today Firstgas maintains 7,000km of gas pipeline assets, including the Maui Pipeline. These assets are critical to delivering gas safely and reliably to around 300,000 industrial, business and residential customers, every day.  

Firstgas Group is investigating gas alternatives and the work so far shows that zero carbon gases such as biogas and hydrogen can be transported in the Firstgas pipeline network. We’ll keep you updated as we make progress on these initiatives.  

Have your say 

Your views are important, so if you would like to make a submission on what gas means to you please go to Help us shape New Zealand’s gas future and make your submission before 28 March 2021. 

For more information visit If you have any questions regarding your account with Rockgas, you can email us at, or call us on 0800 762 542 Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.  


Rockgas – A Firstgas Group Company

Rockgas is part of Firstgas Group. Our Vision is to lead the delivery of New Zealand’s energy in a changing world. Our mission is to safely and reliably deliver energy that’s affordable and accessible to Kiwi families and businesses. We’re really proud of this and of the important role we play in Kiwis’ lives.

Based in New Plymouth, Firstgas Group is an umbrella brand consisting of Rockgas, Firstgas, Flexgas and Gas Services NZ. Firstgas and Rockgas are consumer brands that supply LPG and natural gas to over 165,000 customers through their gas network of over 2,500km of high-pressure transmission pipeline and 4,800km of distribution pipeline in the North Island, 36 local LPG suppliers, and over 180 Refill & Save locations across New Zealand.

Flexgas and Gas Services NZ are energy storage, operations and maintenance brands who make sure gas can be delivered safely and continuously. Flexgas operate the Ahuroa gas storage facility in central Taranaki. Gas Services NZ provides operational and maintenance support to all gas infrastructure owners, including the Firstgas Group.

About Rockgas

Rockgas is New Zealand’s largest LPG retailer serving over 100,000 customers from nine branches and a network of 27 franchises throughout the country.

We deliver 45kg bottles to homes for gas cooking, heating and hot water needs, as well as providing LPG tanks for business gas essentials.

BBQ 9kg bottles and LPG vehicles are also covered by Rockgas, with a network of more than 180 Refill & Save locations throughout New Zealand.

If you live in certain parts of Canterbury, Queenstown or Wanaka, we can pipe LPG straight to your property through our reticulated gas network

Join Our Team

Work with great people, get the tools, development, support and direction you need to do great work and have fun along the way. 

The Firstgas Group, own and operate a network of pipelines, storage facilities, cylinders and vehicles that deliver natural gas, LPG, and gas services nationwide. You will get opportunities across our stable of leadership brands including Firstgas, Rockgas, Flexgas and Gas Services NZ.

As a leader in New Zealand’s energy sector we’re set on the future and exploring alternative energy sources that are sustainable, affordable, environmentally friendly and meet Kiwis energy needs in a changing world.

We are proud of our diverse and talented workforce that reflects and supports our community. We are a place where our people can bring their whole selves to work and feel valued for their contribution. 

If we sound like a place you want to contribute to and grow your career with.

All applications and details are confidential to Rockgas