eastern goldfields pipeline system
The Eastern Goldfields Pipeline System (EGPS) comprises the Murrin Murrin Lateral and four transmission pipelines extending from the Murrin Murrin Lateral:
A diagram of the EGPS can be found here, showing:
All pipelines that make up the EGPS are non-scheme pipelines.
The Gwalia, Mount Morgans and Yamarna gas pipelines have current exemptions from reporting requirements under Part 23 of the National Gas Rules, as they are single shipper pipelines.
|Capacity and Services||
The following standard services are offered on the EGPS, subject to available capacity:
A description of these services, including APA’s Standard Gas Transportation Agreement (SGTA) can be found on the gas transmission services page.
Relevant tariffs for standard services on the Murrin Murrin Lateral and Eastern Goldfields Pipeline 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.
APA is progressively rolling out In pipe trade service capability on all key pipelines. APA will prioritise this service rollout in accordance with shipper demand.
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|Service Availability Information||
Notes on capacity
The 12-month capacity outlook for the Eastern Goldfields Pipeline System is reported under the Goldfields Gas Pipeline facility on the West Australian Gas Bulletin Board.
|Policies, Procedures and Requirements||
Metering and Measurement
In Western Australia, transmission pipeline gas specifications are governed by state legislation — the Gas Supply (Gas Quality Specifications) Act 2009 (2009 Act) — and by regulations made under that Act. The 2009 Act provides for a Western Australian standard specification, which is set out in the regulations (with some variations for particular pipelines), and a reference specification for each pipeline. These specifications are necessary for the operation of the scheme of the legislation.
The EGPS is a prescribed 3A pipeline under the West Australia Gas Supply (Gas Quality Specifications) Regulations 2010. The reference specifications for the EGPS are set out in clause 3A of Schedule 2 to the Regulations.
APA will measure and/or monitor gas quality in accordance with relevant obligations under contract. Quality obligations are outlined in the SGTA (West) and the 2009 Act and underlying regulations, where applicable.
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.
If you are interested in acquiring gas transmission services for this pipeline, you can contact us on 08 6189 4300 to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, you may wish to make an enquiry by emailing 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 559 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.
Potential customers can make a Formal Access Request by completing in full the relevant User Access Request Form and emailing it to [email protected]:
|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 ERA’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 and 2020 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 ERA 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 ERA.
In addition, APA advises in relation to RCM:
Basis of Preparation