ACCC shows policy bans a threat to gas consumers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report on the east coast gas market has highlighted the benefits to consumers of removing arbitrary bans on coal seam gas development in some States.

ENA CEO, John Bradley, said the ACCC report highlighted the effect of policy restrictions in Victoria, NSW and Tasmania and under consideration in the Northern Territory.

“Gas customers in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania will benefit from moves to remove arbitrary barriers to the development of new supply,” Mr Bradley said.