Rule Change: Open

Overview

This rule change request from Environmental Justice Australia and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis seeks to remove an exemption in the National Gas Rules that applies to the Northern Gas Pipeline.
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This rule change request from Environmental Justice Australia and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis 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 developed 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 (NGR).

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 NGR. 

Consultation 

On 15 November 2018 the AEMC published a consultation paper on the rule change request. Stakeholder submissions to the consultation paper are due by 13 December 2018.

Background

As part of recent reforms to regulation of the gas market, a framework for arbitration and information disclosure was introduced for non-scheme pipelines. The framework came into effect with the introduction of Part 23 of the National Gas Rules on 1 August 2017. The framework sits alongside the regulatory arrangements for scheme pipelines that are contained in Parts 8 to 12 of the NGR.

On 18 July 2018 the AEMC received a rule change request from Environmental Justice Australia and The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis that seeks to revoke an exemption from the framework for arbitration and information disclosure that applies to the Northern Gas Pipeline.

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