Third Party Access

FAQ on Third Party Access (TPA) for gas

FAQ on Third Party Access (TPA) for gas

“Third party access (TPA) system for natural gas makes it possible for third parties to access gas facilities that they do not own or operate. Want to know more? Download the FAQ for TPA issued by Suruhanjaya Tenaga (Energy Commission) at http://www.st.gov.my/index.php/en/component/k2/item/733-frequently-asked-questions-for-third-party-access-system-tpa”

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Codes for Third Party Access (TPA) for gas

Codes for Third Party Access (TPA) for gas

Third party access (TPA) system for natural gas makes it possible for third parties to access gas facilities that they do not own or operate. The Gas Supply Act 1993 which was amended in 2016 and came into effect on 16 January 2017 provides the legal framework for the TPA system. Implementation of TPA paves the way for the liberalization of gas market in Malaysia which is one of the objectives of the Economic Transformation Program (ETP). The TPA Codes can now be downloaded from the Energy Commission (ST) website;

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Third Party Access in Gas Transportation

Historically, the introduction of a Third Party Access (TPA) regime has been a central element of the liberalization of the gas industry in developed nations. Learning from the past, emerging nations are gradually realizing the importance of introducing a TPA regime. The objective is to foster competition in the gas market, improve supply efficiency, and bolster infrastructural investments, thereby strengthening the energy security. However, TPA provisions have a game-changing impact on the gas supply market by introducing competition, breaking the incumbent’s monopoly, lowering prices and adding complexities to service provision by the system operator. Understanding the impact of such provisions upfront will help players avoid the potentially detrimental impacts on their businesses and enable the shaping of their strategy to reflect the new rules of the game. ADL - Arthur D. Little website link

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