On 12 October 2011 the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) received an access arrangement proposal for the Roma to Brisbane Pipeline (RBP) for the period 12 April 2012 to 30 June 2017. The proposal was submitted by the service provider of the RBP, APT Petroleum Pipelines Limited (APTPPL).
The AER published its final decision for the RBP on 10 August 2012. In its final decision, the AER did not approve the revised access arrangement proposal from APTPPL.
The National Gas Rules provides that if the AER’s final decision is to refuse to approve an access arrangement proposal then the AER must itself propose an access arrangement or revisions to the access arrangement. The AER must make a decision giving effect to its proposal within two months after the final decision.
On 27 August 2012 the AER published its access arrangement for the RBP. The access arrangement specifies the terms and conditions (including tariffs) for using the pipeline. The approved access arrangement and associated access arrangement information are published with this decision.
The AER’s decision gives effect to the AER's proposed revisions to APTPPL's access arrangement proposal as set out in the AER's final decision.