The Gas Pipelines Access Act 1998 (WA) establishes a framework for third party access to natural gas pipelines in Western Australia in order to facilitate the development and operation of a national market for natural gas and prevent the abuse of monopoly power. The Act provides for the establishment of a Gas Arbitrator to determine disputes arising from access issues. This article describes the role of the Gas Arbitrator and makes comparisons where relevant with the role of an arbitrator under the Commercial Arbitration Act 1985 (WA).


Peer-reviewed, Natural gas pipelines, Arbitration agreements, Wetern Australian Gas Disputes Arbitrator

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