Amending the Gas Act

Submissions closed: 12 June 2019, 5pm

Consultation is now closed on options for amending the Gas Act 1992.

On May 12 2019 we released a consultation document titled “Options for amending the Gas Act 1992”. Consultation ended on 12 June 2019. The discussion document looked at ensuring the Gas Act 1992 is fit-for-purpose in regulating the use of emerging technologies and alternative fuels in New Zealand.

It also looked at how to improve information disclosure between parties in the gas sector in the wake of a disruption to gas supplies from Pohokura in 2018, and for improving the penalty regime for industry participants and consumers under the Gas Act 1992.

The questions were based around three topics:

  • Emerging challenges for the Act
  • Information disclosure requirements
  • Potential changes to the penalty regime

Submissions received

We have produced a summary of the submissions received. A total of 24 submitters provided responses to the questions posed by the document.

You may view individual submissions. Please note that one submission has not been published. This is consistent with the request of the submitter that this submission be treated as confidential.

List of individual submissions to the consultation on amending the Gas Act 1992(external link)

Last updated: 15 May 2019