Map of the Roma Brisbane Pipeline

APA owns and operates the Roma Brisbane Pipeline (RBP), an important link in our East Coast Grid.

Please contact us on 07 3323 6027 to discuss your requirements and how we may be able to meet them.

Description

The 438km RBP transports natural gas between the Wallumbilla gas hub, near Roma, and Brisbane and regional centres in between. The associated 121km Peat lateral pipeline connects the Peat and Scotia gas fields to the RBP mainline at Arubial. The RBP is bi-directional.

APA ownership

100%

Regulatory status

The RBP, including the Peat lateral, is a covered pipeline under the access regime of the National Gas Law and the National Gas Rules, and has a full access arrangement.

Regulator

Australian Energy Regulator (AER)

Regulated tariffs

The 2016/17 regulated RBP tariff for the Reference Service is as follows:

As at 1 July 2016

Capacity Reservation Rate: $0.6505 per GJ of MDQ

Throughput Rate: $0.0436 per GJ

As an Access Arrangement review is currently underway, the tariffs in effect at 1 July 2016 remain unchanged until approved by the AER.

Note: All Tariffs exclude GST

The current Access Arrangement does not establish tariffs for future expansions and extensions to the RBP, for which tariffs will be negotiated between APA and users.

Next regulatory review

2017

Required regulatory documentation

Access Arrangement

Access Arrangement Information

Capacity and services

Pipeline capacity may be available for the provision of services such as ‘Firm’, ‘As Available’ or ‘Interruptible’ services, depending on shipper needs

The RBP 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.

The capacity of the RBP can be expanded through additional compression, which would result in a capacity of up to approximately 300 TJ/d for transport services.

Gas specification

Specifications

Metering and measurement

APA Metering and Measurement requirements