On 27 June the AEMC published an issues paper for their review into the effectiveness of gas pipeline regulation. This review is looking at Parts 8 to 12 of the National Gas Rules (NGR) to address concerns that consumers may be paying more than necessary for gas pipeline services.
The issues paper seeks stakeholder views on the policy objectives of the gas access regime, as well as the purpose and operation of the current regulatory framework for the economic regulation of covered gas transmission and distribution pipelines. Submissions are due by Tuesday 22 August 2017.
The AEMC will publish a draft report in February 2018 and provide a final report to the COAG Energy Council in June 2018.