Overview

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The Energy Regualtor is responsible for regulating the piped-gas industry in accordance with the provisions of the Gas Act, 2001 (Act No. 48 of 2001).  It is supported by the Hydrocarbons Division.  The division is also responsible for supporting the Energy Regualtor in the administration of the Mozambique Gas Pipeline Agreement between the government of South Africa and Sasol Limited.
 
The Hydrocarbons division of the support staff provides support from the following departments:

1.   Licensing and Infrastructure Planning which is responsible for:
    • issuing of licenses  for  the construction and operation of piped-gas facilities
    • gathering information on all piped-gas activities throughout the country to assist with planning to ensure orderly infrastructure distribution and development and security of supply
    • producing annual reviews on the status of the piped-gas industry
    • collaborating with the Department of Minerals and Energy and contributing towards the Integrated Energy Plan for the energy sector
    • monitoring the developments in terms of possible new energy sources
    • identifying instruments and tools to facilitate investment in the piped-gas industry
    • facilitating the promotion of the interests of HDSA’s in the piped-gas industry
2.   Gas Tariffs and Compliance which is responsible for: 
    • enforcing the Agreement and the Gas Act using indicative studies and other legal instruments
    • monitoring and approving of gas transmission and storage tariffs
    • imposing maximum prices for all prices of customers
    • account separation and regulatory accounts
    • gas reserves and calculation of dispensation period
    • enforcing third party access policies
    • metering of gas entering South Africa
    • transmission network code
    • public safety
    • monitoring compliance with licence conditions