Map of the Roma Brisbane Pipeline

APA owns and operates the Roma Brisbane Pipeline.

Description

The 438-kilometre Roma Brisbane Pipeline (RBP) is a transmission pipeline that transports natural gas between the Wallumbilla gas hub, near Roma, and Brisbane and regional centres in between. The associated 121-kilometre Peat lateral pipeline is also a transmission pipeline and connects the Peat and Scotia gas fields to the RBP mainline at Arubial. The RBP is bi-directional.

A diagram of the RBP and interconnected pipelines 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 RBP is a scheme pipeline under the access regime of the National Gas Law and the National Gas Rules, and has a full access arrangement in place.

Regulator

Australian Energy Regulator

Access arrangement

Further details on the RBP Access Arrangement can be found here.

Next Regulatory Review

2026

Capacity and Services

The current Access Arrangement, including terms and conditions for the Reference Service, can be found here.

The regulated RBP tariff for the Reference Service, effective 1 July 2023, can be found here.

The reference tariff is 100% capacity charge.

The Reference Service is a firm transportation service, in either direction for any distance along the RBP, with a contract with a minimum term of one year.

All tariffs exclude GST.

Further services, including variations to the Reference Service, may be available on the Roma Brisbane Pipeline by negotiation, subject to available capacity. Potential further services include:

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

A description of these non-reference services can be found on the gas transmission services page.

Further tariffs for other standard non-reference services can be found on the tariffs and terms page.

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 12-month outlook available firm capacity.

Policies, Procedures and Requirements

Metering and Measurement

Metering and Measurement obligations are outlined in the Access Arrangement, with details available here.

Gas Specification

APA requires the Gas Specification or any other quality to comply with the published Gas Specification for this pipeline. APA will measure and/or monitor gas quality in accordance with relevant obligations under contract. Quality obligations are outlined in the Access Arrangement for this pipeline.

Credit support

Credit support conditions relevant to the Reference Service are included in the Access Arrangement for this pipeline. APA’s standard credit support requirements are described 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 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 by completing in full the relevant User Access Request Form for this pipeline and emailing it to [email protected].

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
RBP Specific Terms
Facility Details referred to in clause 2 of the Facility Specific Terms

RBP Access Arrangement

Further details on the RBP Access Arrangement can be found here.