Gas users’ longer-term concerns about prices in the east coast gas market could be alleviated if there is timely investment in gas development and key infrastructure, according to the Gas Inquiry 2017-20 Interim Report released by the ACCC today.
Suppliers expect to produce sufficient gas in the east coast to meet the expected demand in 2019, but domestic prices remain too high for many gas users.
The ACCC has commenced a public inquiry into making final access determinations (FADs) for Telstra’s six fixed line services and for wholesale ADSL.
The fixed-line services allow other telecommunications companies to use Telstra's existing copper network facilities to provide voice and broadband services to retail customers.
“Our inquiry will consider the terms and conditions that should be covered in the FAD, including the prices for the services and non-price terms and conditions of access,” ACCC Commissioner Roger Featherston said.