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.

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

Next Regulatory Review

2022

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 2018, is as follows:

As at 1 July 2018

Capacity Reservation Rate: $0.7147 per GJ of MDQ per day.

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 three years.

Note: 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 current tariffs and terms page.

The RBP capacity register can be found here.

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 Availability Information

A 12-month outlook of available firm capacity for this pipeline is published on the Natural Gas Services Bulletin Board.

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