“We welcome the Green Paper’s inclusion of the upstream gas market in its call for increased transparency and competition,” APIA Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright said today.

“Traditionally, when the Government has indicated policy reform through market development, the focus has been narrow, on transmission and the downstream markets overseen by the National Gas Law.

“It is widely accepted that, with increasing exposure to international gas markets, Australia will face higher prices. There is also concern about the availability of gas when the major LNG facilities begin shipments from next ye...