Gas Services Information
In this section
This is an archived page
Back to previous page
Gas Services Information (GSI)
The Gas Bulletin Board WA (GBB) and Gas Statement of Opportunities (GSOO) were formally established for the Western Australian gas market in 2013. The development of these information services were key recommendations of the Gas Supply and Emergency Management Committee, following two major gas supply disruptions in WA in 2008.
The GBB WA and GSOO were established under a suite of regulatory instruments including the GSI Act, Regulations and Rules and are intended to improve the transparency of information, security and facilitate competition in the WA gas market.
AEMO is responsible for operating the GBB (WA) and developing the GSOO in accordance with the GSI Rules and relevant GSI Procedures.
The first GSOO was published in July 2013 and the GBB (WA) became operational on 1 August 2013.
The specific objectives of the GBB (WA) and GSOO are to promote the long term interests of consumers of natural gas in relation to:
- the security, reliability and availability of the supply of natural gas in the State;
- the efficient operation and use of natural gas services in the State;
- the efficient investment in natural gas services in the State; and
- the facilitation of competition in the use of natural gas services in the State.
Overview of the GSI
The GSI Act also sets out the primary purpose of each of the GBB (WA) and GSOO as follows:
- The GBB WA is a website the primary purpose of which is to publish information about short and near term natural gas supply, transmission, storage and demand in WA. The GBB (WA) will also provide an emergency management page to assist in the management of supply disruptions. It may also include information about other fuels, and later could be developed into a platform to facilitate the introduction of buyers and sellers of gas.
- The GSOO is an annual planning document providing a comprehensive medium to long term outlook of natural gas supply and demand in WA and natural gas transmission and storage capacity in the State.
A comprehensive explanation of the design of the GBB (WA) and GSOO is provided in the GSI Design Summary:GSI Design Summary - November 2015 [1MB]