The AEMC has published a consultation paper on a rule change request from Environmental Justice Australia and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis that seeks to remove an exemption in the National Gas Rules that applies to the Northern Gas Pipeline.

The Northern Gas Pipeline, between Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory and Mt Isa in Queensland, is currently being built by Jemena after it won a tender process run by the Northern Territory Government in 2015. The pipeline is exempt from the framework for arbitration and information disclosure due to a derogation in the National Gas Rules.

The rule change request seeks to revoke the derogation so that the Northern Gas Pipeline would need to comply with the requirements for providing information, as well as the dispute resolution procedures, set out in Part 23 of the National Gas Rules. 

Submissions are due by 13 December 2018. A draft determination is due in February 2018. 

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