Map of Moomba Sydney Pipeline

APA owns and operates the Moomba Sydney Pipeline system.

Description

The Moomba Sydney Pipeline (MSP) system is a transmission pipeline system. It consists of a mainline and various laterals as follows:

  • A 1,300-kilometre bi-directional pipeline between Moomba and Wilton:
  • A 58-kilometre pipeline from Dalton to Canberra (ICRC Annual Report Summaries 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018).
  • A 245-kilometre pipeline from Young to Lithgow and Bathurst.
  • A 131-kilometre bi-directional pipeline between Young and Wagga Wagga.
  • A 179-kilometre pipeline from Burnt Creek (on the pipeline between Young and Wagga Wagga) to Griffith.
  • An 88-kilometre bi-directional interconnect pipeline between Culcairn and Wagga Wagga (which connects to the Victorian Transmission System at Culcairn).

A diagram of the MSP can be 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

The MSP and the Interconnect are non-scheme pipelines.

Capacity and Services

The following standard services are offered on the MSP, subject to available capacity:

  • Firm Transport
  • Interruptible Transport
  • Firm Park
  • Interruptible Park
  • Firm Loan
  • Interruptible Loan
  • Redirection
  • In Pipe Trade
  • Operational Capacity Transfer

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

Relevant tariffs for these standard services can be found on the tariffs and terms page.

Non-standard services or alternative terms may be available by negotiation.

Notes on services

Firm services are available over varying terms as set out on the gas transmission services page.

Interruptible services are only available while the pipeline is fully contracted in respect of the corresponding firm service.

Service Usage Information

Service Usage Information Report

Service 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 email 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.

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 105D 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 for completing in full the relevant User Access Request Form for this pipeline and email 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

MSP 2023 Part 7 Financial Reporting
Supporting Forward Roll Models:
MSP FY04–FY13 Roll Forward Model
MSP FY14–FY23 Roll Forward Model

MSP 2022 Part 7 Financial Reporting
Supporting Roll Forward Models:
MSP FY04–FY13 Roll Forward Model
MSP FY14–FY22 Roll Forward Model

MSP 2021 Part 7 Financial Reporting
Supporting Roll Forward Models:
MSP FY04–FY13 Roll Forward Model
MSP FY14–FY21 Roll Forward Model

MSP 2020 Part 7 Financial Reporting
Supporting Roll Forward Models:
MSP FY04–FY13 Roll Forward Model
MSP FY14–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.

APA Financial Information Disclosure – Part 23 National Gas Rules

APA is reporting financial information for its non-scheme pipelines — that is, pipelines that are not subject to full or light regulation, according to AER’s Financial Reporting Guideline for non-Scheme Pipelines. The financial information for the six months to 30 June 2018 and the years ending 30 June 2019 - 2023 includes Pipeline Financial Statements based on Australian Accounting Standards, the weighted average price for services on each of these pipelines, and the number derived using the AER recovered capital method (RCM).

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

In addition, APA advises in relation to RCM:

  1. The assumed initial capital structure is 40% equity and 60% debt. The level of equity will increase in circumstances where there is a shortfall in annual revenue.
  2. The return on equity is a commercial return applicable in a workably competitive market. Historically, this return for an established pipeline was in the range of 9-11%, depending on factors such as risk, terms and counterparty.
  3. The cost of debt is based on a 10-year rolling average of a market rate applicable for an entity whose business is solely the ownership and operatorship of the particular pipeline.

Basis of Preparation
MSP 2023 Part 23 Financial Reporting
MSP 2022 Part 23 Financial Reporting
MSP 2021 Part 23 Financial Reporting
MSP 2020 Part 23 Financial Reporting (Revised RCM)
MSP 2019 Part 23 Financial Reporting (Revised)
MSP 2018 Part 23 Financial Reporting

Historical Service Usage Information Report.

Standard OTSA – Part 24 National Gas Rules 

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