Amending the Gas Act
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
Published: 15 May 2019
The discussion document is looking at ensuring the Gas Act is fit for purpose in regulating the use of emerging technologies and alternative fuels in New Zealand. It is also looking at how to improve information disclosure between parties in the gas...
PDF, 385KB, 31 pages
We have produced a summary of the submissions received. A total of 24 submitters provided responses to the questions posed by the document.
Published: 9 Sep 2019
Summary of submissions document on the Options for amending the Gas Act 1992 discussion document by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
PDF, 321KB, 18 pages
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