The four gas distribution businesses subject to price-quality regulation under Part 4 of the Commerce Act 1986 are First Gas, GasNet, Powerco and Vector. First Gas also has a gas transmission business that provides gas to large users of natural gas such as big industrial plants, electricity generators and the gas distribution businesses.

Building on responses to our April 2021 open letter on ensuring our regulation is fit for purpose, we are now consulting on the issues affecting the 2022 gas DPP and our proposed process. We welcome views from all those with an interest in gas pipeline businesses and the gas sector.

The DPP must be reset by 31 May 2022 and will take effect from 1 October 2022.

Businesses affected by the 2022 gas DPP:

  • Distribution

    • GasNet
    • Powerco Limited
    • Vector Limited
    • First Gas Limited
  • Transmission

    • First Gas Limited

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Note: these dates are indicative only and are subject to change.

  • 31 May 2022

    Final decision due

  • 10 Feb 2022

    Draft decision due

  • 13 Sep 2021


    Cross-submissions on Process and Issues paper due

    See documents

  • 30 Aug 2021


    Submissions on Process and Issues paper due

    See documents

  • 04 Aug 2021
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