IPART is currently reviewing regulated standard tariffs and charges for small retail gas customers in NSW. The existing voluntary transitional pricing arrangements (VTPAs) agreed between IPART and the standard gas retail suppliers expire on 30 June 2010. The NSW Minister for Energy has requested that IPART continue to regulate standard tariffs for small retail gas customers and ensure that either new VTPAs or gas pricing orders are in place for the period from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2013.
IPART has made its draft decision on the retailers’ proposed VTPAs and released its draft report. MMA’s report sets out its advice to IPART on the appropriate wholesale gas costs.