Pursuant to section 43R of the Gas Act 1992 ("Act"),
I notify the making of amendments to the Gas (Downstream Reconciliation) Rules 2008 ("Rules") under section 43Q of the Act.
The empowering provision for the gas governance regulation in relation to which the Rules are made is section 43F(2)(a) of the Act.
The purpose of the Rules is to establish a set of uniform processes that will enable the fair, efficient, and reliable allocation and reconciliation of downstream gas quantities.
The amendments to the Rules make provision for atypical gas gates, historical unaccounted-for-gas, compliance-related matters, matters raised by the relevant industry body, and other minor and technical amendments.
The amendments to the Rules come into force on 1 June 2013.
Copies of the Rules are available:
(a) for inspection, free of charge:
(i) at the head office of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington, and at the head office of Gas Industry Company, Level 8, The Todd Building, 95 Customhouse Quay, Wellington (during ordinary office hours); and
(ii) on the internet on the websites of the Ministry at
and Gas Industry Company at
(b) for purchase at the head office of Gas Industry Company, Level 8, The Todd Building,
95 Customhouse Quay, Wellington (during ordinary office hours).
Dated at Wellington this 21st day of February 2013.
HON SIMON BRIDGES, Minister of Energy and Resources.