Goldfields Gas Pipeline

The Goldfields Gas Pipeline (GGP) and associated laterals transport Carnarvon Basin gas to homes, businesses, power stations and mines in Western Australia’s Goldfields region. The 1,378km mainline and associated 47km Newman Lateral pipeline are owned by Goldfields Gas Transmission Pty Ltd (88.2% owned by APA) and operated and maintained by APA. These pipelines are commercially regulated.

The 8km Wiluna Lateral, 84km Murrin Murrin Lateral and laterals to Mt Keith (8km), Leinster (5km) and Kalgoorlie Power Station (8km) are owned and operated by APA and are not subject to commercial regulation.

Please contact us on 08 6189 4300 to discuss your requirements and how we may be able to meet them.

 

For any enquiries about working on or near the GGP easement, contact APA Group:

Freecall: 1800 103 452

E-mail: APAProtection@apa.com.au

Information about the location of pipeline infrastructure can be obtained from the Dial Before You Dig service (www.1100.com.au) or Freecall: 1100

Description

The Goldfields Gas Pipeline is the gas transmission pipeline system defined in Pipeline Licence 24 (as amended from time to time) issued under the Western Australian Petroleum Pipelines Act 1969.

The Goldfields Gas Pipeline extends from Yarraloola, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, to Kalgoorlie, in the Goldfields-Esperance region.

The pipeline system defined in Pipeline Licence 24 includes the pipeline between the Quadrant Energy meter station near Yarraloola and the Yarraloola Compressor Station. It also includes a part of the pipeline which interconnects the Goldfields Gas Pipeline with the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline upstream of the Yarraloola Compressor Station.

The Newman Lateral, which extends from the Goldfields Gas Pipeline main line to the town of Newman, is part of the pipeline system defined in Pipeline Licence 24. None of the other lateral pipelines extending from the Goldfields Gas Pipeline main line is part of the pipeline system defined in Pipeline Licence 24.

Ownership

The GGP is owned by the Goldfields Gas Transmission Joint Venture (GGT JV). The current joint venture participants, and their shares in the GGT JV, are:

  • Southern Cross Pipelines Australia Pty Ltd (62.664%)
  • Southern Cross Pipelines (NPL) Australia Pty Ltd (25.493%)
  • Alinta Energy GGT Pty Ltd (11.843%)

Southern Cross Pipelines Australia Pty Ltd and Southern Cross Pipelines (NPL) Australia Pty Ltd are APA Group entities. Alinta Energy GGT Pty Ltd is an entity within the Alinta Energy Group.

Construction of the GGP, and its subsequent operation, were facilitated by an agreement between GGT JV participants and the State of Western Australia (GGP State Agreement), which was ratified by the Goldfields Gas Pipeline Agreement Act 1994.

The GGT JV participants assigned the tasks of developing and operating the GGP to a manager. The manager is Goldfields Gas Transmission Pty Ltd (GGT). GGT is now an entity within APA Group.

Regulatory status

GGP 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

Economic Regulation Authority

Regulated tariffs

Effective from 1 October 2017

Next regulatory review

1 January 2020

Access Terms and Conditions

Access Arrangement

Access Arrangement Information

Gas quality

The Goldfields Gas Pipeline has been declared a PIA Pipeline for the purposes of the Western Australian Gas Supply (Gas Quality Specifications) Act 2009. The operator of the Goldfields Gas Pipeline, under the 2009 Act, is Southern Cross Pipelines Australia Pty Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary within the APA Group.

The standard gas quality specification for the Goldfields Gas Pipeline is set out in clause 3 of Schedule 1 to the Western Australian Gas Supply (Gas Quality Specifications) Regulations 2010. The reference specifications for the Goldfields Gas Pipeline are set out in clause 3A of Schedule 2 to the Regulations.

Related assets and facilities

Kalgoorlie Kambalda Pipeline

Eastern Goldfields Pipeline

Capacity and services

Refer to our gas transmission services here.

The GGP capacity register can be found here.

In addition, information on utilisation is available on the Western Australian Gas Bulletin Board which is updated daily.

Metering and measurement

APA Metering and Measurement requirements