Role of petroleum and gas inspectors

The Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate works with industry and the public to regulate and improve safety and health in relation to the exploration, extraction, production, distribution and use of petroleum and fuel gas. Inspectors play a key role in helping industry (including operators) and the public meet the requirements of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.

Please note, the Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate does not regulate petrol, diesel, non-fuel gases (e.g. acetylene, medical gases) or the price of fuel.

This guide describes the role of the inspectors from the Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate and explains what you can expect when an inspector visits, how investigations are conducted and your rights.