Regulatory information

Abiding by the gas industry’s regulatory framework is an integral aspect of Firstgas' strategic and operating environment. We aim to ensure the regulatory environment we work within balances consumer, stakeholder and shareholder interests. This means we regularly engage with the:

  • Commerce Commission, which regulates Firstgas' gas transmission and distribution businesses.
  • Gas Industry Company, which makes recommendations to the Minister of Energy on a wide range of industry matters, including rules and regulations in relation to the wholesale, processing, transmission, distribution and retailing of gas.
  • Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, the Treasury, and Ministry for the Environment on broad policy and environmental issues.
  • Our stakeholders including over 4,500 landowners and iwi with whom we have easements.

Stakeholder webinars

In March 2023, the Gas Industry Company requested that Firstgas compile an assessment of costs and benefits associated with the proposed changes to the pressure threshold ranges set out in Schedule 1 of the Critical Contingency Management Regulations 2008.