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Inquiry Details

Downstream gas supply and availability in NSW

This inquiry was established on 2 April 2013 to inquire into and report on downstream gas supply and availability in NSW.

Resolution passed 2 April 2013, Minutes No. 17, Item 5

 

That the Committee inquire into and report on downstream gas supply and availability in NSW, and in particular:

 

(a) the adequacy of transmission pipeline systems and distribution networks for future downstream gas needs and supply challenges;

(b) barriers to the expansion of downstream gas supply and distribution networks;

(c) the effectiveness of competition in the downstream gas market and consumer pricing implications;

(d) the effectiveness of existing protections for consumers and measures to facilitate access to gas connection and supply; and

(e) possible measures to encourage gas network operators to extend existing distribution networks, including financial incentives of licence obligations, particularly in regional centres that do not have access to reticulated gas. For the purposes of this inquiry “downstream” refers to gas operations that take place after exploration, production and processing phases and concerns the delivery of gas to consumers.

 


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