The Dutch government has said it will call for risk analysis from gas companies when setting production levels.
It also said it would involve local authorities further in the natural gas process.
The measures have come into effect immediately and are in response to a critical report by the country’s Safety Board early this year.
The report found the safety of residents in the Groningen province, which is home to Europe’s largest gas field, had not been taken seriously enough when gas production levels were previously assessed.
In a letter to parliament earlier this week, Economic Affairs Minister Jenk Kamp Kamp said he would make a further decision on gas production by July 1.