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Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline Pty Ltd (Jemena) has paid two infringement notices totalling $135,600 and the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has accepted a court enforceable undertaking for alleged breaches of the National Gas Rules and National Gas Law related to the Gas Bulletin Board. 

It’s alleged that, on multiple occasions between October 2020 and December 2022, Jemena failed to provide the Australian Energy Market Operator with short and medium term capacity outlooks for the Gas Bulletin Board that accounted for the impact of scheduled maintenance on the daily capacity of its pipeline. As a result, gas market participants did not have access to accurate information on available pipeline capacity on the relevant days, which may have impacted commercial decisions. 

By doing so, the AER alleges that Jemena breached rules 165(1), 166(2) and 181 of the National Gas Rules and section 223 of the National Gas Law. 

The AER also accepted a court enforceable undertaking that requires Jemena to appoint an independent expert to conduct a review of its systems, controls, processes and training related to the capacity outlook obligations and submit that expert’s report to the AER with Jemena’s response to each recommendation for improving compliance.

Documents

Court Enforceable Undertaking - Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline - 15 December 2023

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Court Enforceable Undertaking - Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline - 15 December 2023
Authors
AER

AER Infringement Notice - Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline - AER2023–20

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AER Infringement Notice - Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline - AER2023–20
Authors
AER

AER Infringement Notice - Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline - AER2023–21

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AER Infringement Notice - Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline - AER2023–21
Authors
AER