Energy Futures Seminar: Future of gas in Australia: a new paradigm?

Lecture Theatre B117
Basement, Melbourne School of Design
University of Melbourne


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Laura Porter-Jacobs

What is the future of gas in Australia?

The prospect of large price increases arising from the connection of the Australia’s domestic market with the broader regional market via LNG exports from Queensland combined with the even more alarming prospect of gas shortages in New South Wales has meant that the future of gas in Australia is a very high profile and contentious issue. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will shortly deliver its report on the competitiveness of wholesale gas prices in Eastern and Southern Australia. The ACCC’s conclusions and recommendations have been eagerly anticipated and will set a direction for the role of gas for some time to come.

This Public Forum, the next in our Future Energy Series will feature Rod Sims, the Chairman of the ACCC, who will discuss the Commission’s report. He will be joined by a panel of key stakeholders from the gas sector who will respond  to the Report from their own perspectives: Is this a fair set of conclusions? Will the recommendations address the concerns of producers, pipeliners and customers? What does this report mean for the future of gas as a key energy source?

Leslie Martin

Lecturer in Economics
Centre for Market Design, University of Melbourne

Rod Sims
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

Mark Grenning
Energy Users Association of Australia

Damian Dwyer
Director - Economics
Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association

Nevenka Codevelle
Company Secretary and General Counsel

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