Approval of Australian Gas Networks Limited's request for a new liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distribution network

On 1 February 2017, the Commission approved a request from Australian Gas Networks Limited for a new distribution network under its licence; specifically, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) services in the Mount Barker, Littlehampton and Nairne area.

Australian Gas Networks Limited submitted its request to the Commission for a LPG distribution network on 8 November 2016. The Commission undertook a round of public consultation in relation to the request and received one submission from stakeholders. In making its assessment, the Commission sought technical advice from the Office of the Technical Regulator.

The Commission assessed Australian Gas Networks Limited's request for a LPG distribution network, having regard to the provisions of the Gas Act 1996 and the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 and determined that the approval of this request is consistent with the objectives of those Acts.

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