Recent Developments

The Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism

The Commonwealth Government introduced legislation that allows it to implement export controls in the event of gas supply shortfalls in the eastern Australian market. Western Australia’s gas market is not connected to the east coast and long term contractual arrangements with Western Australian LNG exporters ensure gas is available for Western Australian consumers.

JTSI wrote to the Commonwealth Government about the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism in June 2017. On 27 June 2017, the Commonwealth Minister for Resources clarified that Western Australian LNG exporters will not be subject to export controls in the event of a supply shortfall on the east coast.

JTSI update to Australian Energy Market Operator’s Gas Consultative Forum
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is responsible for operating the Gas Bulletin Board (GBB) and preparing the annual Gas Statement of Opportunities (GSOO) for WA. JTSI provided an update on the implementation of the domestic gas policy to AEMO’s Gas Consultative Forum on 12 September 2017.

For further information on the domestic gas policy contact Taron Brearley, General Manager Infrastructure and Major Projects, Strategic Policy, 08 9222 0480