Access to monopoly infrastructure

Access regulation seeks to promote effective competition in markets that depend on using the services of infrastructure that cannot be economically duplicated.

Current applications

Application for 15 year no-coverage determination - Comet Ridge to Wallumbilla Pipeline Loop (CRWPL)

On 12 February 2015 the Council received an application under section 151 of the National Gas Law (NGL) from GLNG Operations Pty Ltd for a 15 year no-coverage determination in relation to a proposed natural gas pipeline that will run between Comet Ridge and Wallumbilla in Queensland. The Council published its draft recommendation on 20 March 2015, which was to recommend that the no-coverage determination be granted. Interested parties were invited to make submissions on the draft recommendation. No submissions were received by the closing date. The Council has 20 business days from the close of submissions within which it is to make its final recommendation to the relevant Minister.

Current status - 4. Submissions on draft recommendation

Application for light regulation of the Allgas Gas Distribution Network

On 27 January 2015, Allgas Energy Pty Ltd applied to the Council for a light regulation determination for the covered Allgas Gas Distribution Network (AGDN). This network distributes gas to southern Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads and Banora Point in north east New South Wales, and the Toowoomba and Oakey townships. On 20 March the Council released its draft decision, which is available for download under the Draft recommendation tab. The Council proposes to make a determination that the services provided by the Allgas Gas Distribution Network be light regulation services. Interested parties were invited to make written submissions on the draft decision by 14 April 2015. No submission were received. The Council will make its final decision on this application shortly.

Current status - 4. Submissions on draft recommendation