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Australia Govt: Extending the national gas regulatory framework to hydrogen and other renewable gases


Energy Ministers have agreed to reforms on 28 October 2022 that extend the national gas regulatory framework to hydrogen, biomethane and other renewable gases.

This decision will foster the development of a competitive and efficient hydrogen and renewable gas industry, and provides a nationally consistent approach to gas pipeline regulation for all covered gases.

The decision comes after an expedited reform process prompted by the findings of the National Hydrogen Strategy.

Ministers have published a policy paper outlining the final reforms. The paper includes several case studies that explain how the regulatory framework will apply to different renewable gas project types.

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