Map of Central West Pipeline

APA owns and operates the Central West Pipeline. 

Description

The 255-kilometre Central West Pipeline (CWP) is a transmission pipeline that is supplied from the Moomba Sydney Pipeline at Marsden and transports gas to regional towns in western NSW, terminating at Dubbo. It connects to the Central Ranges Pipeline at Dubbo.

A diagram of the CWP can 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

CWP is a non-scheme pipeline.

Capacity and Services

The following standard services are offered on the Central West Pipeline, subject to available capacity:

  • Firm Transport
  • Operational Capacity Transfer

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

The current tariff for Firm Transportation services contracted on this pipeline for at least 12 months from 1 July 2023 is:

  • $4.22/GJ for Central West Pipeline deliveries (Dubbo, Parkes, Forbes and Narromine).
  • $2.98/GJ for Central West Pipeline throughput to the Central Ranges Pipeline.

This tariff is based on that applying under the original 10-year access arrangement for this pipeline, which ceased in April 2010 when the CWP became a light regulation pipeline. APA has continued to escalate the tariff in line with the former access arrangement, applying an annual discount of 0.06% to the tariff as escalated by March on March CPI.

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, subject to the service provider's statutory obligations regarding price discrimination.

Service Usage Information

Service Usage Information Report

Serice 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 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].

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 105F 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 CWP and emailing it to [email protected].

APA Financial Information Disclosure – Part 7 National Gas Rules

APA is reporting financial information for its pipelines that are subject to light regulation according to AER’s Financial Reporting Guideline for Light Regulation Pipelines. The financial information for the years ending 30 June 2020 - 2023 includes pipeline financial information, the value of the capital base using the AER regulatory valuation methodology, and the weighted average price for services on each of these pipelines.

Interested parties should read APA’s Basis of Preparation together with the completed financial information template that was developed by the AER.

Basis of Preparation

CWP 2023 Part 7 Financial Reporting
Supporting Forward Roll Models:
CWP FY04–FY10 Roll Forward Model
CWP FY11–FY20 Roll Forward Model
CWP FY21–FY23 Roll Forward Model

CWP 2022 Part 7 Financial Reporting
Supporting Roll Forward Models:
CWP FY04–FY10 Roll Forward Model
CWP FY11–FY20 Roll Forward Model
CWP FY21-FY22 Roll Forward Model

CWP 2021 Part 7 Financial Reporting
Supporting Roll Forward Models:
CWP FY04–FY10 Roll Forward Model
CWP FY11–FY20 Roll Forward Model (revised)
CWP FY21 Roll Forward Model

CWP 2020 Part 7 Financial Reporting
Supporting Roll Forward Models:
CWP FY04–FY10 Roll Forward Model
CWP FY11–FY20 Roll Forward Model

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.

Financial information under Part 10 of the National Gas Rules and the AER’s Pipeline Information Disclosure Guideline will be reported from FY25.

Actual Prices Payable Information.

Standard OTSA – Part 24 National Gas Rules

Standard OTSA
CWP Specific Terms
Facility Details referred to in clause 2 of the Facility Specific Terms