Map of Central Ranges Pipeline

APA owns and operates the Central Ranges Pipeline.

Description

The 294-kilometre Central Ranges Pipeline (CRP) is a transmission pipeline that runs from Dubbo to Tamworth in NSW.

The CRP connects the Central West Pipeline at Dubbo to the Central Ranges distribution network at Tamworth. The Central West Pipeline is connected to the Moomba Sydney Pipeline at Marsden.

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

  • Pipeline capacity.
  • Details of receipt and delivery points.
  • Key facilities connected to the pipeline.
  • Technical and physical characteristics of the pipeline.
APA Ownership

100%

Regulatory Status

The CRP is a non-scheme pipeline.

It has been granted a category 2 exemption (nameplate capacity less than 10TJ/day) from aspects of the information disclosure and reporting requirements under Part 10 of the National Gas Rules.

Capacity and Services

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

  • Firm Transport
  • Operational Capacity Transfer

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

Standing tariffs for Firm transportation services, from 1 July 2023, are as follows:

  • Special Contract Transportation Service – $2.94/GJ
  • Contracts Transportation Service – $4.23/GJ
  • Industrial and Commercial Transportation Service – $8.43/GJ
  • Domestic Transportation Service – $10.97/GJ

These are firm throughput-only tariffs with a minimum bill equivalent to 80% of the contracting customer’s firm capacity reservation.

The standing tariffs are based on those approved under the access arrangement in operation from 2005-2019, escalated by CPI since the expiry of the access arrangement.

Tariffs for the Operational Capacity Transfer service can be found on the tariffs and terms page.

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

Notes on services

APA is progressively rolling out Operational Capacity Transfer service capability on all key pipelines. APA will prioritise this service rollout in accordance with shipper demand.

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 MSP
5) Filter 'Column M - Description' 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 MSP

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 APA's SGTA (East and Central), and for this pipeline are set out here. 

Credit support 

APA has minimum credit support requirements that are a pre-condition to gaining access to pipeline services. APA'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 make an enquiry by emailing us at  [email protected].

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

Formal Access Request

Potential customers do not have to submit a Formal Access Request to gain access to an APA 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 APA's non-scheme pipelines, you have a right to make a Formal Access Request pursuant to Rule 105D of the National Gas Rules. Lodging a Formal Access Request triggers a formal process of Access Offer and information exchange between APA and the potential customer. Details are in APA's User Access Guide.

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

APA Financial Information Disclosure – Part 10 National Gas Rules

The CRP has been granted a category 2 exemption (nameplate capacity less than 10TJ/day) from aspects of the information disclosure and reporting requirements under Part 10 of the National Gas Rules.

Actual Prices Payable Information.