Review of Small Customer Gas Pricing and Competition in Queensland

Review of Small Customer Gas Pricing and Competition in Queensland

  • Final Report
  • Draft Report
  • Issues Paper
  • Project Information

Our Final Report was released on 1 December 2008.

Our report concluded that, while competition in the market was in its infancy, competitive signs were emerging.

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Our Draft Report was released on 10 October 2008.

 
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Our issues paper was released on 23 May 2008

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The review looked at market dynamics in relation to gas customers, incumbent retail market participants and new entrants.

The review focused on the following main issues in the small customer gas market:

  • the level of competition in the markets for reticulated natural gas and substitute fuels such as reticulated and bottled LPG
  • the impact on retail prices of movements in prices and costs in the upstream gas market and whether small customer retail prices were reflective of actual costs incurred in the upstream gas supply chain
  • the extent of  small customer gas market activity, including customers' switching behaviour, impediments to small customers choosing a retailer,  and consumer perceptions of natural gas as a product of choice compared to other energy supply options.

We were required to:

  • consider the effect of these issues on small gas customers in various categories
  • comment on differences in  market competitiveness and cost reflectivity  between regions within Queensland, where relevant
  • provide an analysis of differences in market competitiveness and cost reflectivity  between Queensland and other Australian States or Territories.
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