Transportation prices

The table below shows the lowest and highest prices paid by shippers under gas transportation agreements (GTAs) for firm forward haul services as of July 2018 on key east coast pipelines, as well as the standing prices for these services published by pipeline operators.

The invoiced and standing prices for a particular pipeline are not directly comparable to the invoiced and standing prices of another pipeline due to material differences in their characteristics (including length, size, construction cost, age and the extent of recovery of invested capital).

Pipeline Route Lowest
invoiced price*
($/GJ)
Highest
invoiced price*
($/GJ)
Standing price#
($/GJ)
TGP Longford to Hobart 1.89 2.03 1.89
SEAGas Port Campbell to Adelaide^ 0.61 0.66 0.88
MAPS

Southernhaul (to Adelaide)

Northernhaul (to Moomba)

0.67

0.79

0.76

0.79

0.78

0.78

EGP Longford to Sydney 0.95 1.29 1.28
MSP

Moomba to Sydney

Sydney to Moomba

Moomba to Culcairn

0.72

0.85

0.85

0.99

0.85

0.99

1.10

1.10

1.10

SWQP

Easternhaul (to Wallumbilla)

Westernhaul (to Moomba)

0.90

0.96

1.28

1.29

1.40

1.30

RBP

Easternhaul (to Brisbane)

Westernhaul (to Wallumbilla)

0.44

0.42

0.98

0.59

0.71

0.71

CGP Ballera to Mt Isa (bi-directional) 1.20 1.66 1.19
AGP Amadeus Basin to Darwin (bi-directional) 0.61 0.66 0.57
NGP Tennant Creek to Mt Isa~ n/a n/a 2.23

Notes:

* Low and high prices are determined using July 2018 invoices issued by pipeline operators to shippers and collected by the ACCC under the Gas Inquiry 2017-2020. Invoiced prices exclude GST and are calculated assuming a 100 per cent load factor. Actual prices in GTAs may vary due to differences in key contractual terms, including load factor, capacity commitments, contract length and the time at which the prices were agreed or reviewed. They may also vary if the GTA provides for services across a number of pipelines.

# The term ‘standing prices’ is used to jointly refer to: the standing prices that pipelines subject to Part 23 of the National Gas Rules are required to publish; the prices that pipelines subject to light regulation are required to publish for light regulation services; and the reference tariffs that pipelines subject to full regulation are required to publish.

^ The standing price for SEAGas is only for firm forward haul services on the Port Campbell to Adelaide pipeline and does not include receipt and delivery point charges. The invoiced prices, on the other hand, include receipt and delivery point charges and charges for use of the Port Campbell to Iona pipeline.

~ The standing price for NGP is based on the published tariff appearing on Jemena’s website for a contract term of 10 years and includes the cost of the mandatory nitrogen removal service. Invoiced prices for NGP are not shown as the NGP had not been commissioned in July 2018.

The map below shows the key transmission pipelines in the east coast gas market (including pipeline operators and whether pipelines are capable of bi-directional flow) as well as pipeline interconnection points and gas storage facilities.

Pipeline map - East Coast gas market ( PDF 279.6 KB )