map of the Bonaparte Gas Pipeline 

APA manages and operates the Bonaparte Gas Pipeline on behalf of Energy Infrastructure Investments, in which we hold a 19.9% ownership interest.

Description

The 287 kilometre Bonaparte Gas Pipeline (BGP) is a transmission pipeline that starts at Wadeye, transporting gas from the Blacktip gas field in the Timor Sea to the Amadeus Gas Pipeline at Ban Ban Springs. Gas from the BGP is also delivered via a small lateral to the remote power station near the town of Wadeye.

A diagram of the BGP can be found here, showing:

  • Pipeline capacity.
  • Details of receipt and delivery points.
  • Technical and physical characteristics of the pipelines.
APA Ownership

19.9% 

Regulatory Status

The BGP is a non-scheme pipeline.

It has been granted Category 2 exemption from reporting requirements under Part 10 of the National Gas Rules as it is a single shipper pipeline.

Capacity and Services

The following standard services are offered on the BGP, subject to available capacity:

  • Firm Transport
  • Interruptible Transport

A description of these services, including the Standard Gas Transportation Agreement (SGTA) can be found on the gas transmission services page.

Non-standard services may be available by negotiation. 

Notes on services

Firm services are available over varying terms as set out on the gas transmission services page.    

Interruptible services are only available while the pipeline is fully contracted in respect of the corresponding firm service.

Service Usage Information

Service Usage Information Report

Service Availability Information

Steps to find 12 month Medium Term Capacity Outlook data via the Gas Bulletin Board
1) Click this link to navigate to the Capacity Outlooks section of the GBB Data Board 'https://aemo.com.au/energy-systems/gas/gas-bulletin-board-gbb/data-gbb/gas-flows'
2) Navigate to file Medium Term Capacity Outlook (future)
3) Open downloaded spreadsheet titled 'GasBBMediumTermCapacityOutlookFuture.csv'
4) Filter ‘Column A - Facility Name' and select only relevant asset

Steps to find 36 month Uncontracted Capacity data via the Gas Bulletin Board
1) Click this link to navigate to the Capacity Outlooks section of the GBB Data Board 'https://aemo.com.au/energy-systems/gas/gas-bulletin-board-gbb/data-gbb/gas-flows'
2) Navigate to file Uncontracted Capacity Outlook (future)
3) Open downloaded spreadsheet titled 'GasBBUncontractedCapacityOutlookFuture.csv'
4) Filter ‘Column A - Facility Name' and select only relevant asset

Notes on available capacity

The amount of firm park or loan capacity available may be different to the amount of firm transport capacity on the pipeline that is reported in the 36-month uncontracted capacity outlook.

Policies, Procedures and Requirements

Metering and Measurement

Metering and Measurement obligations are outlined in the SGTA (East and Central), and for this pipeline are set out here.

Credit support

EII has minimum credit support requirements that are a pre-condition to gaining access to pipeline services. EII’s credit support requirements are set out here.

 Contact

If you are interested in acquiring services for this pipeline, you can contact us on 02 9275 0020 to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, you may wish to email us at [email protected].

We encourage potential customers to contact APA (on behalf of EII) early when considering their gas supply and transport needs. Early discussion of needs improves the likelihood that APA (on behalf of EII) can tailor services to meet them.

Formal Access Request

Potential customers do not have to submit a Formal Access Request to gain access to the Bonaparte Gas Pipeline. If you are interested in acquiring services for this pipeline, you can contact us at the contact details above to discuss your requirements.

For non-scheme pipelines, you have a right to make a Formal Access Request pursuant to Rule 559 of the National Gas Rules. Lodging a Formal Access Request triggers a formal process of Access Offer and information exchange between EII and the potential customer. Details are in the User Access Guide.

You can make a Formal Access Request by completing in-full the relevant User Access Request Form for this pipeline and emailing it to [email protected].

APA Financial Information Disclosure – Part 10 National Gas Rules

APA is reporting financial information for its pipelines under Part 10 of the National Gas Rules and the AER’s Pipeline Information Disclosure Guideline.

The BGP has been granted a Category 2 exemption from reporting requirements under Part 10 of the National Gas Rules as it is a single shipper pipeline.

Actual Prices Payable Information.