central ranges pipeline
APA owns and operates the Central Ranges Pipeline.
The 294-kilometre Central Ranges Pipeline (CRP) is a transmission pipeline that runs from Dubbo to Tamworth in NSW.
A diagram of the CRP can be found here, showing:
The CRP is a non-scheme pipeline.
It has been granted a category 3 exemption (average throughput less than 10TJ/day) from aspects of the information disclosure and reporting requirements under Part 23 of the National Gas Rules.
|Capacity and Services||
The following standard services are offered on the CRP, subject to available capacity:
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:
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 Availability Information
Steps to find 12 month Medium Term Capacity Outlook data via the Gas Bulletin Board
Steps to find 36 month Uncontracted Capacity data via the Gas Bulletin Board
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
APA requires the Gas Specification or any other quality to comply with the relevant Australian Standard (AS 4564). APA will measure and/or monitor gas quality in accordance with relevant obligations under contract. Quality obligations are outlined in APA’s SGTA (East and Central).
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.
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.