An overview of the Victorian gas industry
The Victorian gas supply chain starts with the exploration and
production of natural gas by producers. Once produced, gas is
transported at high pressure through transmission pipelines, with
pressure reduced before it enters local distribution networks.
Distribution companies such as MG deliver gas from the
transmission network, through a network of lower pressure, smaller
diameter, pipelines to customers.
Gas is purchased from producers by retailers, who on sell it to
industrial, commercial and residential customers. The primary
relationship between a customer and the gas network is managed by
the retailer; these are the businesses that send and manage gas
bills. Customers can choose which retailer they wish to work with –
a number of different gas retailers operate in each geographic