“Making Cents” of the Eastern Australian Gas Market

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Journal Article
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Economic Papers, 2018, 37 (1), pp. 42 - 54
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2018-03-01
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© 2017 The Economic Society of Australia The paper reviews the causes of high domestic gas prices and possible future gas shortfalls in the Eastern Australian gas market. It explains the economics of gas pricing, the effects of long-term gas contracts on domestic supplies and prices, and examines the incentives faced by gas exporters. Policies to respond to concerns over gas supply and high domestic gas prices are explored and alternatives presented.
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