Posts Tagged Natural Gas

Commerce Commission Rules on Unfair Terms

Posted 6 May 2015 by Richard Gardiner

The recent Commerce Commission ‘ruling’ on Unfair Contract Terms for utilities is great news for businesses. Total Utilities has been negotiating utility agreements since 1999 and a recurring bugbear for us in the past 16 years has been the use of automatic contract roll-over and right of renewal/price-matching provisions by some suppliers to constrain effective competition. Put bluntly, these clauses have been used as a ‘hospital pass’ by the suppliers in question to avoid a level competitor playing field – especially in the waste services/recyclables and natural gas...
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