Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) Chief Executive Cheryl Cartwright called on the New South Wales and Victorian governments to “get sensible” about allowing new gas developments, while the Federal Government still needs to implement change that improves the competitive environment in the nation’s wholesale gas markets - including encouraging more smaller producers.

“Policies that encourage more explorers, producers and suppliers would increase competitiveness in the domestic market,” Ms Cartwright said.

“For example, for smaller gas explorers, it is usually more efficient to se...