- Queensland Gas Company Limited
Market definitionThe ACCC considered the proposed acquisition in the context of:
- the market for the production and marketing of wholesale gas in the southern Queensland region connected by pipeline infrastructure (including Brisbane, Gladstone and Mt Isa); and
- the market for the production and marketing of wholesale gas in the southern states (NSW, VIC and SA).
Competition analysisOn 14 November 2008, the ACCC formed the view that the agreement was unlikely to result in a substantial lessening of competition in the relevant markets.
Factors informing this conclusion included the existence of several competitors which would continue to provide alternative supply options for customers.
|28/10/2008||ACCC commenced review under the Mergers Review Process Guidelines.|
|12/11/2008||Closing date for submissions from interested parties.|
|14/11/2008||ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.|