central west pipeline
APA owns and operates the Central West Pipeline.
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:
CWP is a covered pipeline under the access regime of the National Gas Law and the National Gas Rules, and provides light regulation services.
Australian Energy Regulator
|Next Regulatory Review||
Not applicable. Light access regulation has no explicit review dates.
|Capacity and Services||
The following standard services are offered on the Central West Pipeline, subject to available capacity:
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:
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.
|Serice 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].
|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.
|Standard OTSA – Part 24 National Gas Rules|