Australian Aluminium Council Response to Gas Reservation Issues Paper

November 26, 2020

The Council welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the October 2020 “Gas Reservation Issues Paper” (the Paper). As each operation has unique energy arrangements, the Council will limit its comments on the Paper to a high level. The industry has experience operating under the Western Australian Domestic Gas Reservation Policy for almost 15 years. This policy has helped provide domestic market security to the alumina industry, including a recent agreement with a smaller energy company which was sufficient to underpin the development of a new onshore gas field. But it also demonstrates the mutual value which can be created between the mineral processing industry and its energy suppliers, with supportive policy settings.

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