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Access Arrangement for period 2016-2020

On 31 December 2014, DBNGP (WA) Transmission Pty Ltd (DBP) submitted proposed revisions to the access arrangement for the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP). The ERA published an issues paper on 20 April 2015, and received six submissions from interested parties in response.

On 22 December 2015, the ERA published its Draft Decision, which rejected DBP’s proposed revisions to the access arrangement for the DBNGP for the fourth access arrangement period.

DBP submitted its response to the ERA’s Draft Decision on 22 February, 2016, and additional submissions from DBP and public submissions in response to the Draft Decision were received and published by the ERA during March and April 2016.

On 1 June, the ERA published a Notice seeking public comment on a proposed required amendment to capacity expansions that it is considering as part of its Final Decision, and received two public submissions in response.

On 30th June, 2016 the ERA published its Final Decision not to approve all of DBP’s proposed revisions to the Access Arrangement for the DBNGP for the fourth access arrangement period.

On 20 July 2016, the Access Arrangement, Access Arrangement Information and the T1, P1 and B1 Terms and Conditions were republished to correct a number of formatting, referencing and typographical errors in the documents.

DBP challenged the ERA’s Final Decision on proposed revisions to the Access Arrangement for the DBNGP before the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT). The contested matters were presented at the ACT hearing in February 2017.

On 16 July 2018, the ACT dismissed the DBP’s merits review applications and upheld the ERA’s final decision, made in June 2016. As a result, the ERA’s Final Decision and approved Access Arrangement remain in force.

Access Arrangement Documents including corrigenda revisions

Date Documents
File type
20-July-16 Access Arrangement
Adobe PDF
554 kB
20-July-16
Access Arrangement Information
Adobe PDF
817 kB
20-July-16 Attachment 1 – Description of the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline System (as at 1 January 2016)
Adobe PDF
190 kB
20-July-16
Attachment 2 - T1 Terms and Conditions
Adobe PDF
1.41 MB
20-July-16

Attachment 3 - P1 Terms and Conditions
Adobe PDF
1.4 MB
20-July-16
Attachment 4 - B1 Terms and Conditions
Adobe PDF
1.41 MB

Final Decision

Date Documents
File type
30-Jun-16 Final Decision Adobe PDF
4656 kB
30-Jun-16 Appendix 4 - WACC  Adobe PDF
3753 kB
30-Jun-16 Appendix 5 - Gamma Adobe PDF
909 kB    
30-Jun-16  Tariff Model Adobe PDF
395 kB
30-Jun-16
Access Arrangement (ERA Approved)
Adobe PDF
180 kB
30-Jun-16  Access Arrangement Information (ERA Approved)
Adobe PDF
239 kB
30-Jun-16 B1 Terms and Conditions  Adobe PDF
509 kB
30-Jun-16 P1 Terms and Conditions Adobe PDF
513 kB 
30-Jun-16 T1 Terms and Conditions Adobe PDF
514 kB
30-Jun-16 EMCa Addendum Report to the ERA (Public Redacted) Adobe PDF
758 kB
30-Jun-16 Advice from Department of Mines and Petroleum Adobe PDF
339 kB
30-Jun-16 Debt Transaction Costs - Chairmont Consulting  Adobe PDF
471 kB
30-Jun-16 Statistical Advice to the ERA on DBP submission 56 - Pink Lake Analytics Adobe PDF
1403 kB
30-Jun-16 Variance of the ZBP Estimator - Report to the ERA on DBP Submission 56 - Pink Lake Analytics Adobe PDF
1186 kB
30-Jun-16 Review of Arguments on the Equity Risk Premium and Risk Free Rate - Dr Martin Lally Adobe PDF
331 kB
30-Jun-16 Comment on Statistical Reports by Pink Lake - Partington and Satchell Adobe PDF
1075 kB
30-Jun-16 The Cost of Equity and Asset Pricing Models - Partington and Satchell Adobe PDF
1667 kB

Amended access arrangement proposal

Date Documents
File type
23-Feb-16 DBP Amended AA Proposal Cover Letter
Adobe PDF
124 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 50 - Revised Access Arrangement Proposal
Adobe PDF
506 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 50 - Appendix A - DBP Access Arrangement Public
Adobe PDF
605 kB
23-Feb-16 Submission 50 - Appendix A - Attachment 1 - DBNGP Pipeline Description
Adobe PDF
484 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 50 - Appendix A - Attachment 2 - T1 Reference Service Terms and Conditions
Adobe PDF
961 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 50 - Appendix A - Attachment 3 - P1 Reference Service Terms and Conditions
Adobe PDF
960 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 50 - Appendix A - Attachment 4 - B1 Reference Service Terms and Conditions
Adobe PDF
957 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 50 - Appendix B - Access Arrangement Information
Adobe PDF
754 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 50 - Appendix C - Access Arrangement - Mark-up against Original AA Proposal
Adobe PDF
644 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 50 - Appendix D - Access Arrangement Information - Mark-up against Original AA Proposal
Adobe PDF
1.15 MB
23-Feb-16
Submission 50 - Appendix E - Access Arrangement - Mark-up against Current Access Arrangement
Adobe PDF
861 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 50 - Appendix F - Access Arrangement Information - Mark-up against Current Access Arrangement
Adobe PDF
1.3 MB
23-Feb-16
Submission 50 - Appendix G - DBNGP AA proposal tariff model (Public)
Adobe PDF
1.19 MB
23-Feb-16
Submission 50 - Appendix H - Confidentiality Table
Adobe PDF
75 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 51 - Response to Pipeline Services Amendments
Adobe PDF
493 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 51 - Appendix A - Gas Statement of Opportunities 2015
Adobe PDF
2.78 MB
23-Feb-16
Submission 51 - Appendix B - Confidentiality Table
Adobe PDF
22 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 52 - Response to Terms and Conditions Amendments
Adobe PDF
706 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 52 - Appendix A.2 - T1 Reference Service Terms and Conditions - TRACKED vs AA3 FINAL
Adobe PDF
1.06 MB
23-Feb-16
Submission 52 - Appendix A.3 - T1 Reference Service Terms and Conditions - TRACKED vs DBP Submission 1 FINAL
Adobe PDF
1MB
23-Feb-16
Submission 52 - Appendix B.2 - P1 Reference Service Terms and Conditions - TRACKED vs AA3 FINAL
Adobe PDF
1 MB
23-Feb-16
Submission 52 - Appendix B.3 - P1 Reference Service Terms and Conditions - TRACKED vs DBP Submission 1 FINAL
Adobe PDF
1 MB
23-Feb-16
Submission 52 - Appendix C.2 - B1 Reference Service Terms and Conditions - TRACKED vs AA3 FINAL
Adobe PDF
1 MB
23-Feb-16
Submission 52 - Appendix C.3 - B1 Reference Service Terms and Conditions - TRACKED vs DBP Submission 1 FINAL
Adobe PDF
1 MB
23-Feb-16
Submission 52 - Appendix D - Confidentiality Table
Adobe PDF
75 kB
10-Mar-16
Submission 53 - Response to Opening Capital Base Amendments
Adobe PDF
1.1 MB
22-Mar-16
Submission 54 - Response to Projected Capital Base Amendments
Adobe PDF
838 kB
22-Mar-16
Submission 54 – Appendix E – Confidentiality Table
Adobe PDF
21 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 55 - Response to Forecast Operating Expenditure Amendments
Adobe PDF
919 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 55 - Appendix B - Confidentiality Table
Adobe PDF
86 kB
25-Feb-16
Submission 56 - Response to Rate of Return Amendments including Appendix A
Adobe PDF
2.83 MB
25-Feb-16
Submission 56 - Appendix B - Frontier Economics Report - Estimation of the risk free rate
Adobe PDF
358 kB
25-Feb-16
Submission 56 - Appendix C - Frontier Economics Report - Consistency between the return on equity and the return on debt equity
Adobe PDF
300 kB
25-Feb-16
Submission 56 - Appendix D - Frontier Economics Report - An appropriate regulatory estimate of gamma
Adobe PDF
437 kB
25-Feb-16
Submission 56 - Appendix E - Capex weighting model
Adobe PDF
618 kB
25-Feb-16
Submission 56 - Appendix F - CEG Report - Estimating beta to be used in the Sharpe-Lintner CAPM
Adobe PDF
1.8 MB
25-Feb-16
Submission 56 - Appendix G - HoustonKemp Report - Evaluating Forecasts
Adobe PDF
448 kB
25-Feb-16
Submission 56 - Appendix H - HoustonKemp Report - The Black CAPM
Adobe PDF
638 kB
25-Feb-16
Submission 56 - Appendix I - ESQUANT Report - Review of the ERA Cross-Validation Approach
Adobe PDF
608 kB
25-Feb-16
Submission 56 - Appendix J - ESQUANT Report - DRPR Package
Adobe PDF
144 kB
25-Feb-16
Submission 56 - Appendix K - DAA Report - Review of Statistical Aspects of Capital Asset Pricing Model
Adobe PDF
2.6 MB
2-Jun-16
Submission 57 - Response to the Draft Decision Other Tariff Amendments
Adobe PDF
738 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 57 - Appendix H - Confidentiality Table
Adobe PDF
105 kB
23-Feb-16
Submission 58 - Response to Non Tariff Related Amendments
Adobe PDF
519 kB

Draft Decision on proposed revised access arrangement

Date Documents
File type
1-Jun-16 Public Consultation- Proposed required amendment for Final Decision
Adobe PDF
172 kB
22-Dec-15 Draft Decision - Public Version
Adobe PDF
5.73 MB
22-Dec-15 Draft Decision - Appendix 4 - Rate of Return
Adobe PDF
4.2 MB
22-Dec-15 Draft Decision - Appendix 5 - Gamma
Adobe PDF
786 kB
22-Dec-15 Draft Decision - Appendix 6 - Public Revenue Model
Adobe PDF
484 kB
22-Dec-15 Martin Lally Present Value Review
Adobe PDF
336 kB
10-Mar-16 EMCa Report – Review of Technical Aspects of the Proposed Access Arrangement
Adobe PDF
2.4 MB

 

Public submissions in response to the Draft Decision 

Date Documents
File type
27-Apr-16 Public Submission - DBP Draft Decision - BHP Billiton
Adobe PDF
116 kB
23-Mar-16 Public Submission - DBP Draft Decision - DBP (ACT decision)
Adobe PDF
428 kB
23-Mar-16 Public Submission - DBP Draft Decision - Perron Developments Pty Ltd
Adobe PDF
272 kB
23-Mar-16 Public Submission - DBP Draft Decision - Wesfarmers Chemical, Energy & Fertilisers
Adobe PDF
2 MB

Papers

 

Date Documents
File type
20-Apr-15 Issues paper
Adobe PDF
1.1 MB
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