APT Pipelines (NT) (APTNT) owns and operates the Amadeus transmission gas pipeline in the Northern Territory. The National Gas Law (NGL) and National Gas Rules (NGR) provide the regulatory framework governing gas pipelines. As with other covered pipelines, we regulate APTNT reference tariffs—and through this its revenue—under an approved access arrangement.
APTNT is required to submit its Amadeus gas pipeline access arrangement for the period 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2026 to the AER for approval on 1 July 2020. Before doing so, the NGR require service providers to submit a reference service proposal, which describes all the pipeline services and reference services it intends to offer its customers. We have approved a 1 month extension for APTNT to submit its reference service proposal. This will submitted to us on 1 August 2019.
An indicative timetable for the gas access arrangement review is set out in the initiation milestone.