Map of Moomba Sydney Pipeline

APA owns and operates the Moomba Sydney Pipeline system which supplies various major population centres in NSW/ACT.

Description

The Moomba Sydney Pipeline (MSP) system consists of:

  • a 1,300km bi-directional pipeline between Moomba and Wilton (‘covered’ by light access regulation between Marsden and Wilton, but ‘uncovered’ elsewhere)
  • a 58km ‘covered’ pipeline from Dalton to Canberra
  • a 245km ‘covered’ pipeline from Young to Lithgow and Bathurst
  • a 131km bi-directional ‘covered’ pipeline between Young and Wagga Wagga
  • a 179km ‘covered’ pipeline from Burnt Creek (on the pipeline between Young and Wagga Wagga) to Griffith.
  • an 88km bi-directional ‘uncovered’ interconnect pipeline between Culcairn and Wagga Wagga (which connects to the Victorian Transmission System at Culcairn)
APA ownership

100%

Regulatory status

Part of the MSP mainline and some connecting lateral pipelines are covered (see above) under the access regime of the National Gas Law and the National Gas Rules, and provide light regulation services.

Regulator

Australian Energy Regulator (AER)

Next regulatory review

Not applicable. Light access regulation has no explicit review dates.

Tariffs

Gas Transportation

APA has published tariffs for standard Firm Transportation services, which apply for transport services from Moomba, Culcairn and/or Wilton to all delivery points on the MSP.

The published tariffs that apply for Firm Service from the Moomba, Culcairn and/or Wilton receipt points to any delivery point on the MSP are as follows:

MSP Published Tariffs - as at 1 January 2017

Firm Services:

Capacity Tariff: $0.0007690 / km per GJ of Firm MDQ

Throughput Tariff: $0.0000395 / km per GJ of actual throughput

Interruptible Services:

Interruptible services are available on the covered portion of the MSP at the Interruptible Rate of 150% of the Capacity Rate plus the Throughput Rate and charged on a throughput basis.

Redirection Services:

Redirection services are available on the covered portion of the MSP for the purposes of injecting and withdrawing gas specifically at these locations.

Redirection Rate: $0.067/GJ

Note: All Tariffs exclude GST

Related assets and facilities
  • Central West Pipeline (CWP) - connected to the MSP at Marsden
  • Central Ranges Pipeline - connected to the CWP at Dubbo
  • Victorian Transmission System - connected to the MSP at Culcairn
  • Moomba compressor station
Capacity and Services

If you are interested in acquiring gas transmission services for this pipeline, you may make a preliminary enquiry to discuss your requirements by contacting us at commercial.contracts@apa.com.au.

You may also make an Access Request pursuant to Rule 559 of the National Gas Rules by completing in full the relevant User Access Request Form for this pipeline and emailing it to useraccessrequest@apa.com.au. Complete this User Access Request Form for Wilton to Marsden and this User Access Request Form for the Interconnect. You must complete a User Access Form for each pipeline on which you are seeking to acquire gas transmission services.

The MSP capacity register can be found here.

Information on capacity is also available on the National Gas Market Bulletin Board, www.gasbb.com.au which is updated daily.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Access for the Covered Pipeline

Gas Specification

AS4564

Metering and Measurement

APA Metering and Measurement requirements

Click here to view the 2014-15 ICRC Utility Licence Annual Report for the Dalton to Canberra Pipeline, a part of the Moomba Sydney Pipeline system..