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Laying the natural-gas pipeline (1st of 3)

Laying the natural-gas pipeline

The natural-gas main pipeline is laid through the Awakino River – the pipe crossed the river five times. The gas main was laid through some of the North Island’s most rugged country. Pipes ran from Taranaki to both Wellington and Auckland.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Energy-Gas, Natural-01

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How to cite this page:

Megan Cook, 'Energy supply and use - Natural gas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Megan Cook, published 11 Mar 2010