Review of upstream competition and the timeliness of supply15 Sep 2021
As part of the 2017–2025 Gas Inquiry the ACCC is undertaking a review of the factors that may be limiting competition in the upstream segment of the east coast gas market and/or affecting the timeliness with which gas is brought to market.
The review is being undertaken for a number of reasons including concerns raised throughout the inquiry regarding the degree of upstream concentration, the potential for producers to engage in activities that could limit competition, or otherwise prevent gas from being supplied in a timely manner, and findings throughout the Gas Inquiry including most recently from the review of suppliers' pricing strategies which indicated competition is posing little constraint on producers' pricing decisions.
On 15 September 2021 the ACCC released an issues paper as part of its review of upstream competition and the timeliness of supply.
Responses to the issues paper are due on 15 October 2021.