The following tables list current tariffs for standard services available on APA pipelines.

All tariffs are current as at 1 July 2018 and are exclusive of GST. Unless otherwise specified, tariffs are escalated quarterly by the quarterly change in CPI.

Details of APA’s pricing methodology can be found here.

Firm transport capacity service terms

These terms are for standard long-term firm transport capacity or reference services (as relevant) on APA pipelines. They are subject to available capacity.

Details of each of these services, including standard terms and conditions, can be found on the gas transmission services page, in the APA Standard Gas Transportation Agreement (SGTA) for the East Coast Grid and Central Region pipelines, and the SGTA for the West Coast Grid.

Non-standard transport services or alternative terms may be available by negotiation.

Pipeline / Direction Long-term Firm ($/GJ/day of MDQ) Tariff derivation

Roma Brisbane Pipeline

 

$0.7147

Tariff based on reference tariff applying in first year of current access arrangement, escalated by CPI as per APA standard gas transportation agreement.

Tariff applies to firm (single direction) service on bidirectional pipeline.

The reference tariff for the reference service applying to the RBP, and applicable terms and conditions, can be found here.

Berwyndale Wallumbilla Pipeline

 

$0.2373

Tariff based on a Foundation Agreement entered into in 2010 escalated in accordance with the terms of that contract.

Wallumbilla Gladstone Pipeline

 

$0.93321

Tariff based on annual capital charge based on USD foundation contracts entered into in 2015, multiplied by AUD/USD exchange rate as at 24 January 2018, plus annual operating costs, divided by nameplate capacity. The annual capital charge is escalated is escalated annually by the US Producer Price Index, then by 75% of the difference between the US PPI and US CPI.

South West Queensland Pipeline

- Moomba to Wallumbilla (Easternhaul)
- If no compression required

$1.2015

The transport-only SWQP tariff is based on a foundation agreement entered into in 2009, escalated in accordance with the terms of that contract.

The SWQP Easternhaul ‘compression required’ standing tariff is based on the SWQP transport-only standing tariff plus the base Moomba pressure tariff from the foundation shipper contract entered into in 2012 escalated in accordance with the terms of that contract.

The SWQP Westernhaul ‘compression required’ standing tariff is based on the SWQP transport-only standing tariff plus the MDQ-weighted average of two foundation shipper contracts for pressure services entered into in 2010 and 2009 escalated in accordance with the terms of those contracts.

- Wallumbilla to Moomba (Westernhaul)
- If no compression required
$1.2015

- Moomba to Wallumbilla (Easternhaul)
- If compression required

$1.4018

- Wallumbilla to Moomba (Westernhaul)
- If compression required

$1.2978

Carpentaria Gas Pipeline

Ballera to any Delivery Point on the CGP (Northernhaul)2

$1.1996

Tariffs reflect competitive alternatives for gas supply and transportation to shippers at different points on the pipeline.

Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) Receipt Point to Delivery Points north of the NGP Receipt Point, including the Mica Creek metering facility (Northernhaul)

$0.1512

NGP Receipt Point to Delivery Points south of the NGP Receipt Point and north of and including Phosphate Hill offtake from the CGP (Southernhaul)

$0.5141

NGP Receipt Point to Delivery Points south of the Phosphate Hill offtake, including Ballera (Southernhaul)

$1.0483

Moomba Sydney Pipeline

Moomba-Sydney

$1.1013

The published tariff has moved with CPI since the covered portion became light regulated in 2008, with the exception of adjustment to enable capacity
expansion in the period 2009 to 2014. The expansion tariff adjustment was an initial 5c/GJ increase in the full-haul tariff, followed by five annual increments of 1c/GJ.

Moomba-Culcairn

South East South Australia Pipeline

$0.1649

Tariff is based on the annual charge in a foundation agreement entered into in 2007, divided by the nameplate capacity of the pipeline and escalated in accordance with the terms of that contract.

Amadeus Gas Pipeline

$0.56093

Reference tariff for firm bidirectional service.

Parmelia Gas Pipeline

$0.4917

Tariff based on competitive gas transportation options on other pipeline serving the same locations, as well as other gas supply alternatives available to shippers.

Pilbara Energy Pipeline

$0.8042

Tariff based on competitive energy supply options available to customers in the Pilbara.

Goldfields Gas Pipeline — covered capacity

$0.114604/GJ toll charge
+
$0.000609/GJ capacity (per km)
+
$0.000224 throughput (per km)3

Reference tariff for firm service.

Goldfields Gas Pipeline — uncovered capacity

$0.3775/GJ toll charge
+
$0.0029/GJ capacity (per km)
Tariff competitive with alternative energy supply options available to customers along the pipeline.

Murrin Murrin lateral

$0.3054 Tariff based on competitive energy supply options available to customers in the Goldfields region.

Eastern Goldfields Pipeline

$3.5648 Tariff based on competitive energy supply options available to customers in the Goldfields region.

Telfer Gas Pipeline

$2.5751 Tariff based on current firm contract tariff, which is the foundation shipper arrangement for the pipeline.

Mid West Pipeline

$2.1176 Tariff based on standard Mid West Pipeline firm contract tariffs, and has been set to encourage increased utilisation of this pipeline.

Kalgoorlie to Kambalda Pipeline

$0.4115 Tariff based on current firm contract tariffs.

1 The WGP tariff is expressed in AUD but is derived from an original contract tariff expressed in USD. The AUD tariff will fluctuate in line with foreign exchange movements. Prospective shippers on the WGP should contact APA on 07 3323 6110 for up-to-date tariff information for this pipeline.

2 Services from SWQP to CGP at Ballera require a compression service. Contact APA on 07 3323 6110 for further details.

3 These are reference tariffs for firm reference services as set out in the relevant access arrangements for these pipelines.

Standalone compression services

Compression is either part of a transport service, or can be offered on a standalone basis. Relevant tariffs for standalone compression are set out below.

Standalone compression Rates ($/GJ/day of MDQ)  Tariff derivation

Moomba compression

$0.1795

Tariffs based on foundation shipper arrangements for compression services, determined in competitive circumstances.

Wallumbilla compression

Use this matrix to determine whether you will require compression as a standalone service, or as part of a transport service on the SWQP or MSP.

Service duration

Firm service

All firm transport and compression services are offered over four terms.

Relevant tariffs to apply to different terms of firm contracting will be determined using the following formula...

      Relevant Firm Service Tariff = (Long Term Firm tariff) x (1+X)

...where X is the adjustment value outlined below in respect of the relevant term for contracting the firm service.

Tariff rules, charging structures and X values are set out below.

The X values have been derived from the average aggregated load factor for APA pipelines to determine a long term firm equivalent tariff, including consideration of the risk of providing the firm service over shorter terms.

  Tariff rules Charging structure Adjustment Value (X) Additional information / Specific restrictions
In addition to the terms set out in the SGTA

Long-term

Long term firm tariff is available for shippers contracting firm capacity on a pipeline for a term equal to or greater than 12 months.

Capacity charge on reserved Firm MDQ ($/GJ/day of MDQ) 0  

Short-term

Short term firm tariff is available to shippers contracting firm capacity on a pipeline for a term of less than 12 months.

Capacity charge on reserved Firm MDQ ($/GJ/day of MDQ) 0.3

APA may decline a request to reserve capacity for a shorter term where to do so would materially reduce the ability for another shipper to reserve longer term firm capacity relevant to the pipeline.

APA will consider the opportunity cost of short term firm capacity requests that relate to the reservation of capacity that is more than 1 month in the future.

Not available on a single day, day ahead basis.

Minimum bill rules apply.

Day-ahead

Day-ahead capacity is available for shippers with a day-ahead firm capacity facility in their GTA.

This facility allows shippers to reserve firm capacity on a day-ahead basis.

Capacity charge on reserved Firm MDQ ($/GJ/day of MDQ) 0.5

Day-ahead firm capacity facility can be included in a GTA with no advance firm capacity reservation (0 MDQ).

Minimum bill rules apply.

Within-day

Within-day capacity is available for shippers with a within-day firm capacity facility in their GTA.

This facility allows shippers to nominate for firm capacity after the nomination deadline for the relevant pipeline subject to terms and conditions in the SGTA.

 

Charge on delivered quantity ($/GJ) up to scheduled firm service quantity East coast assets
0.2

Within-day firm capacity facility can be included in a GTA with no firm capacity reservation (0 MDQ).

Minimum bill rules apply.

 

West coast assets
0.6

Interruptible service

Interruptible services are only available while the pipeline is fully contracted for the corresponding firm service, and are subject to available capacity. All Interruptible transport and compression services are available over two terms.

Relevant tariffs to apply will be determined using the following formula...

        Relevant Interruptible Tariff = (Long Term Firm tariff) x (1 + X)

...where X is the adjustment value outlined below in respect of the relevant term for contracting the firm service.

Tariff rules, charging structures and X values are set out below.

The X value for interruptible services reflects an estimate of the risk of interruption.

  Tariff rules Charging structure Adjustment Value (X) Additional information / Specific restrictions
In addition to the terms set out in the SGTA
Day-ahead

Day-ahead Interruptible capacity is available for shippers with a day-ahead Interruptible capacity facility in their GTA.

This facility allows shippers to nominate for Interruptible capacity on or before the nomination deadline for the relevant pipeline.

Nominated interruptible capacity will be scheduled if capacity is available, subject to interruption as per the SGTA.

Charge on delivered quantity ($/GJ) up to scheduled service quantity -0.25

Interruptible capacity nominations are only permitted when the pipeline is fully contracted.

Day-ahead Interruptible capacity facility can be included in a GTA with no firm capacity reservation (0 MDQ).

Minimum bill rules apply.

TGP only 0.5
Within-day

Within-day Interruptible capacity is available for shippers with a within-day Interruptible capacity facility in their GTA.

This facility allows shippers to nominate for Interruptible capacity after the nomination deadline for the relevant pipeline.

Nominated interruptible capacity will be scheduled if capacity is available, subject to interruption as per the SGTA.

Charge on scheduled quantity ($/GJ) up to scheduled service quantity -0.25

Interruptible capacity nominations are only permitted when the pipeline is fully contracted.

Within-day Interruptible capacity facility can be included in a GTA with no firm capacity reservation (0 MDQ).

Minimum bill rules apply.

TGP only 0.5

Park and Loan services

Park and/or loan services are available on the following terms.

Pipeline  Long term firm Short term firm Day-ahead and within-day (non-firm) Tariff derivation
Roma Brisbane Pipeline $0.2037/GJ/day of MDQ $0.2648/GJ/day of MDQ $0.4584/GJ/day Standing tariffs for Park and Loan have been set to balance the opportunity cost of providing Park and Loan services in place of Firm Transportation services, and the availability of competing alternatives.

Comparison with alternative gas storage services is a key factor, particularly considering the number of competing storage options at the fringes of the Victorian Transmission System – EGP, TGP, Iona, and Dandenong LNG. This equally applies to storage facilities and alternatives in northern markets where services compete with those available on LNG pipelines and underground facilities.

Based on its assessment of the opportunity costs associated with sterilising Firm Transportation capacity and alternative storage services, APA has established a storage tariff of $0.20/GJ/day as at 1 January 2018, which is then escalated quarterly by CPI.
Berwyndale Wallumbilla Pipeline
Wallumbilla Gladstone Pipeline
South West Queensland Pipeline
Carpentaria Gas Pipeline
Moomba Sydney Pipeline
Goldfields Gas Pipeline $0.2900/GJ/day of MDQ $0.3770/GJ/day of MDQ $0.6525 Tariff based on sterilisation of transport service arising from firm storage on the pipeline.

Other services

 

Service Rates Tariff derivation
Redirection $0.0401/GJ/day

Tariff reflects a contribution to facility and systems costs associated with gas redirection made on behalf of the shipper, where both receipt and delivery points are located within one of APA’s facilities, and there is no associated transport service through which the shipper is otherwise contributing to those costs. Escalated quarterly by CPI.

In pipe trade $0.0101/GJ capped at $3,528.0974 per GTA per month, paid by the seller Tariffs established 1 January 2018 to reflect a contribution to system development costs, and ongoing costs associated with managing hydrocarbon accounting, billing and systems necessary to provide these services. Escalated quarterly by CPI.
Operational capacity transfer $0.0202/GJ of MDQ traded, paid by seller of capacity Tariffs established 1 January 2018 to reflect a contribution to system development costs, and ongoing costs associated with managing hydrocarbon accounting, billing and systems necessary to provide these services. Escalated quarterly by CPI.
Auction Rate $0.048/GJ of MDQ Capacity Trading & Auction Standardisation Charges are based on actual and forecast incremental capital and operating costs, forecast volumes of traded and auction capacity, and an allowance for auction proceeds revenue. Auction and Exchange trading charges have been calculated on an effort-based split of project costs between the two services. Provision has been made under IT system capital costs to be recovered over five years. APA will review the charges on an annual basis and correct charges to reflect actual information known at the time of the review.
Exchange Capacity Rate $0.024/GJ of MDQ
Standardisation Cost Rate $806.4223/month/asset

Other charges and parameters

Element Standard allowance Charge Charge
Minimum bill NA GTA with no reserved services — $2,016.0557/month/asset for a minimum 12 month term. Operational capacity transfer GTA with no other services — $806.4223/month for a minimum 12 month term.
Overrun Applied daily 200% of rate relevant to the overrun (firm or interruptible), applied to the overrun amount as per SGTA.
MHQ factor Applied hourly at MDQ/24 * 1.1  
Imbalance +/-5%

East coast assets
$1.1458/GJ/day

West coast assets
150% of standing tariff rate relevant to the imbalance (firm or interruptible), applied to the imbalance amount as per SGTA.

APA will directly pass through any state or federal government levies or charges, such as the safety levy imposed in Western Australia.