Today, the AEMC published a final rule determination and final rule for the pipeline operator cost recovery processes rule change request submitted by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).The final rule is a more preferable rule which incorporates several of the changes proposed in the AER’s rule change request. It also makes a number of additional amendments to further promote efficiency in the operation and use of the pipeline operator cost recovery provisions in the national gas rules (NGR).

The final rule will commence on 1 July 2013.