Dateline 2016-05-23, NST:
Consumers in Malaysia are set to enjoy competitive pricing and efficient services in gas supply, thanks to the Gas Supply (Amendment) Bill 2016 passed by the Dewan Rakyat today.
The amendment is set to enhance competition with the participation of third parties in the gas supply industry by implementing Third Party Access (TPA).
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar, in winding up debate on the bill, said the gas supply industry is currently monopolised by existing industry players such as Petronas Gas Bhd and Gas Malaysia Bhd.
“Currently, the only party which supplies gas through pipeline transmission is Petronas, the nation’s natural gas producer which sells gas to other parties such as Gas Malaysia Bhd.