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Inquiry into Domestic Gas Prices


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:20 Apr 2010
Deadline for submissions:25 Jun 2010
Deadline Comments:Submissions will not be published until the conclusion of this Inquiry, 28 February 2011
Date Ended:24 Mar 2011
Committee:Economics and Industry Committee (2008 - 2013)
House:Legislative Assembly
Important Information:Tabling Date [revised]:
On 6th May 2010, Parliament agreed to extend the tabling date for this Inquiry to 28 February 2011.
On 23rd February 2011, Parliament agreed to extend the tabling date for this Inquiry to 24 March 2011.
Terms of Reference:On 20 April 2010 the Legislative Assembly referred the following terms of reference to the Economics and Industry Standing Committee:

(1) That the House refer the issue of domestic gas prices for industry and consumers to the Economics and Industry Standing Committee for investigation.

(2) That the Committee specifically investigate:
(a) the price of gas for customers throughout Western Australia;

(b) the comparison of the price of gas with other states, especially Victoria, and whether there is a significant price differential and, if so, why; and

(c) the contrast between domestic gas prices in Western Australia and international LNG prices and the LNG contracts that govern these international prices.

(3) That the Committee make recommendations on any measures that could be implemented to reduce the price of gas in Western Australia.

(4) That the Committee report by 30 September 2010.


Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastVideo
08 Sep 201010:30 AMDepartment of Mines and Petroleum
13 Sep 201012:30 PMDepartment of State Development
13 Sep 201001:45 PMEconomic Regulation Authority (ERA)
13 Sep 201003:00 PMRetail Energy Market Company (REMCo)
15 Sep 201009:15 AMMr David Archibald
15 Sep 201010:30 AMDomGas Alliance
20 Sep 201012:30 PMAPPEA
20 Sep 201001:45 PMApache Energy
11 Oct 201012:30 PMResource Investment Strategy Consultants (RISC)
11 Oct 201001:45 PMWesfarmers Premier Coal
11 Oct 201003:00 PMOffice of Energy
13 Oct 201009:15 AMAlinta Pty Ltd
13 Oct 201010:30 AMHorizon Power
18 Oct 201012:30 PMNorth West Shelf Project
18 Oct 201001:45 PMBP Australia
18 Oct 201003:00 PMChamber of Minerals and Energy
20 Oct 201009:15 AMVerve Energy
20 Oct 201010:30 AMSynergy
25 Oct 201009:15 AMProfessor Brian Evans and Professor Ronald Ripple
25 Oct 201010:30 AMIndependent Market Operator (IMO)
25 Oct 201012:30 PMWoodside Energy Ltd
25 Oct 201001:45 PMAPA Group
25 Oct 201003:00 PMBHP Billiton
10 Nov 201009:15 AMWA Gas Networks
10 Nov 201010:30 AMGorgon (Domgas)
15 Nov 201012:30 PMDampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Line (DBP)
15 Nov 201003:00 PMBuru Energy Limited
17 Nov 201009:15 AMBurrup Fertilisers Pty Ltd
17 Nov 201010:30 AMAlcoa of Australia
22 Nov 201012:30 PMPerdaman Industries
22 Nov 201001:45 PMAWE Limited
22 Nov 201003:00 PMInpex
24 Nov 201009:15 AMWACOSS
24 Nov 201010:30 AMShell Development Australia
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Richard Sellers (Director General, Department of Mines and Petroleum), Mr William Tinapple (Executive Director, Department of Mines and Petroleum), Mr Derek Perez (Principal Policy Officer, Department of Mines and Petroleum) and Mr Richard Borozdin (General Manager, Policy and Coordination, Department of Mines and Petroleum) on 8 Sep 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Stephen Eliot (Chief Executive Officer, Retail Energy Market Company) on 13 Sep 2010
Evidence by.. Ms Anne Nolan (Director General, Department of State Development), Ms Nicola Cusworth (Deputy Director General, Department of State Development) and Ms Jenness Gardner (Manager, Strategic Policy, Department of State Development) on 13 Sep 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Lyndon Rowe (Chairman, Economic Regulatory Authority) and Mr Gregory Watkinson (Chief Executive Officer, Economic Regulatory Authority) on 13 Sep 2010
Evidence by.. Mr David Archibald (Expert) on 15 Sep 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Tony Petersen (Chairman, DomGas Alliance) and Mr Gavin Goh (Executive Director, DomGas Alliance) on 15 Sep 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Damian Dwyer (Director, Energy Markets and Climate Change, APPEA Ltd), Mr Steven Gerhardy (Consultant, APPEA Ltd) and Mr Tomas Baddeley (Director WA, APPEA Ltd) on 20 Sep 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Graham Weaver (Gas Marketing Manager, Apache Energy Ltd), Dr Aidan Joy (Commercial and Business Development Manager, Apache Energy Ltd) and Mr David Parker (Government and Public Affairs Manager, Apache Energy Ltd) on 20 Sep 2010
Evidence by.. Mr William Moody (General Manager, Marketing and Development, Wesfarmers Premier Coal) and Mr Robert Swan (Marketing Manager, Wesfarmers Premier Coal) on 11 Oct 2010
Evidence by.. Ms Anne Hill (Acting Coordinator of Energy, Office of Energy), Mr Peter Kiossev (Acting Director, Strategic Energy Initiative, Office of Energy) and Mr Matthew Martin (Senior Manager, Energy Supply and Security, Office of Energy) on 11 Oct 2010
Evidence by.. Mr John Boardman (Independent Consultant) on 11 Oct 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Frank Tudor (General Manager, Strategy and Business Development, Horizon Power) on 13 Oct 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Kevin Gallagher (CEO, North West Shelf, Woodside Energy Ltd) and Mr William Coetzer (General Manager, North West Shelf Gas Pty Ltd) on 18 Oct 2010
Evidence by.. Mr David McDonald (General Manager, BP Developments Australia) and Mr Peter Metcalfe (External Affairs Manager, BP Australia) on 18 Oct 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Damian Callachor (Director, Chamber of Minerals and Energy) and Ms Michelle Chiasson (Project Officer, Instrastruture, Chamber of Minerals and Energy) on 18 Oct 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Jason Waters (General Manager, Trading and Fuel, Verve Energy) and Mr Frank Tanner (Manager, Fuel, Verve Energy) on 20 Oct 2010
Evidence by.. Mr James Mitchell (Managing Director, Synergy), Mr Allan McDougall (Manager, Synergy) and Mr Simon Adams (Acting Head of Wholesale, Synergy) on 20 Oct 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Niegel Grazia (Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Woodside Energy Ltd) and Mr Stewart Gallagher (Pluto Commercial (Foundation) Manager, Woodside Energy Ltd) on 25 Oct 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Steven Lewis (General Manager, Western Australia, APA Group) and Ms Suzy Tasnady (Regulatory Manager, APA Group) on 25 Oct 2010
Evidence by.. Professor Brian Evans (Head of Department of Petroleum Engineering, Curtin University) on 25 Oct 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Brett Langley (General Manager, Gas Marketing, BHP Billiton) and Mr James Ralph (Solicitor, BHP Billiton) on 25 Oct 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Allan Dawson (CEO, Independent Market Operator WA) on 25 Oct 2010
Evidence by.. Evidence by Justin Scotchbrook (Senior Manager, Commercial and Business Development, WA Gas Networks) and Deborah Evans (Manager, Regulatory Affairs and Risk, WA Gas Networks) on 10 Nov 2010
Evidence by.. Evidence given by Mr Chris Sorensen (Marketing Manager, Gorgon Domgas Marketing) on 10 Nov 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Eric Streitberg (Executive Director, Buru Energy) on 15 Nov 2010
Evidence by.. Evidence given by Mr Stuart Johnston, (Chief Executive Officer, Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline), Mr Mark Cooper, (General Manager Commercial, Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline) and Mr Anthony Cribb, (Company Secretary, Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline) on 15 Nov 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Tim McAuliffe (General Manager, Climate Strategy, Alcoa of Australia), Mr Michael Parker (Director, Business Development and Marketing, Alcoa of Australia) and Dr Michael Shaw (Energy Services Manager, Alcoa of Australia) on 17 Nov 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Basil Lenzo (Solicitor/General Counsel, Burrup Fertilisers Pty Ltd) on 17 Nov 2010
Evidence by.. Mr William Townsend (General Manager, External Affairs, Inpex), Mr Richard Wilson (Government Affairs Adviser, Inpex), Mr Michael Chin (Senior Legal Counsel, Inpex) on 22 Nov 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Gary Watson (Manager, Infrastructure and Government Relations, Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers) on 22 Nov 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Bruce Wood (Managing Director, AWE Ltd) on 22 Nov 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Douglas Buckley (Vice President Commercial, Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd) and Mr Ian McKenzie (Vice President Sunrise, Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd) on 24 Nov 2010
Evidence by.. Ms Irina Cattalini (Director, Social Policy, Western Australian Council of Social Service) on 24 Nov 2010
Evidence by.. Mr John Nicolaou, Chief Officer, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia) and Mr Noel Richards (Policy Adviser, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia) on 29 Nov 2010
Related Reports:
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