The National Gas Law (NGL) and National Gas Rules (NGR) commenced on 1 July 2008 and replaced the Gas Pipeline Access Law and the gas code. The National Gas (Queensland) Regulation 2008 (the Regulation), which is subordinate legislation to the National Gas (Queensland) Act 2008, provides for transitional arrangements under the NGL and NGR for the South West Queensland Pipeline, the Queensland Gas Pipeline and the Carpentaria Gas Pipeline (CGP).
The Regulation stipulated that the access arrangement for the CGP ceases to apply, effective 2008. It also stipulates that the services provided by the CGP will be subject to light regulation and the pipeline cannot be made the subject of a full access arrangement. (The service provider of a light regulation pipeline may voluntarily submit a limited access arrangement to the AER for approval, but it is not obliged to do so).
|ACCC Final Approval - Access Arrangement proposed by the Carpentaria Gas Pipeline Joint Venture for the Ballera to Mount Isa Pipeline - 11 September 2002 ( PDF 37.92 KB )||Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)|