Gas Amendment Bill

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Submissions are now closed (since 30 July 2021)

Mineral Resources and Energy

The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy invites you to submit written comments on the Gas Amendment Bill [B9 - 2021].

Comments can be emailed to Mr Arico Kotze at [email protected] by no later than Friday30 July 2021.

In addition to the written comments, please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation

The Gas Amendment Bill seeks to amend the Gas Act, 2001, so as to:
▪ amend and insert certain definitions;
▪ provide for the promotion of the orderly development of the gas industry;
▪ enhance the national regulatory framework;
▪ promote broad-based black economic empowerment ;
▪ provide for socio-economic and environmentally sustainable development;
▪ provide for new developments and changing technologies in the gas sector;
▪ facilitate gas infrastructure development and investment;
▪ provide for cooperation between the private and public sector in the gas industry;
▪ strengthen enforcement and improve compliance; and

▪ to provide for matters connected therewith

Enquiries can be directed to Mr Arico Kotze at [email protected] or on cell 083 709 8470

Issued by Mr S Luzipo, MP – Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources & Energy

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How to write a submission

The Gas Act, 2001 (Act No. 48 of 2001) (‘‘the Act’’), was signed into law on 21 February 2002 to establish a national regulatory framework for the piped gas industry in the Republic of South Africa but only came into force on 1 November 2005. The Gas Amendment Bill, 2021 (‘‘the Bill’’) seeks to amend the Act in order to address loopholes, omissions and other challenges experienced in the process of implementing and enforcing the Act. Amongst the gaps identified and addressed through the Bill is the inclusion of unconventional gases such as coal bed methane, landfill gas and shale gas in the Act.