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 covered pipeline under the access regime of the National Gas Law and the National Gas Rules, and provides light regulation services.

Regulator

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:

  • 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 more than 12 months is $3.61/GJ as at 1 July 2019.

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 accordance 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 current 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.

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.

Gas Specification

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).

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 07 3323 6110 to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, you may wish to make an enquiry by emailing us at  commercial.contracts@apa.com.au.

Standard OTSA – Part 24 National Gas Rules

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