Moomba to Adelaide Pipeline System (MAPS), South Australia
Epic Energy took ownership of the MAPS in the mid-1990s when it was privatised.
The MAPS is one of Australia's oldest and longest pipelines. It was developed by the Pipelines Authority of South Australia (a Government owned utility) and commenced operation on 28 November 1969, delivering gas from Moomba, in the Cooper Basin, for use in South Australian power generation, industrial and domestic applications. The pipeline was privatised in 1995.
The MAPS supplies gas to regional centres as well as to Adelaide. A pipeline lateral running from the mainline supplies Port Pirie and Whyalla. An additional lateral to Angaston delivers gas to industrial users and into the Envestra-owned Riverland Pipeline that, in turn, supplies gas users in Berri, Murray Bridge and Mildura.
In addition to delivering gas from the Cooper Basin into the South Australian market, the MAPS can receive gas from southeast Queensland through the APA-owned 'QSN Link' and from Victoria through the SEA Gas pipeline.
Gas transportation contracts are in place for various contract terms with significant business partners in the electricity generation, gas distribution and industrial sectors. End users of gas include Origin Energy, AGL, Engie, Liberty OneSteel and Adelaide Brighton Cement.
The MAPS Daily Capacity and Forecast Flow
Daily information is provided to the Australian Energy Market Operator on the MAPS capacity, forecast flow and actual flow. This information is available on the Natural Gas Services Daily Bulletin Board.
Pipeline and Service Information
Further information about the MAPS, including a schematic map, pipeline receipt and delivery points, service usage information for the prior month and service availability for the next twelve months, is outlined in the following document:
Information about the firm capacity available for sale (or that may be available for sale) on the MAPS for the next 36 months can be found here.
The standard terms and conditions for access to the MAPS are provided on the Pipeline Access page. The methodology used to calculate the standard price in those terms can be found here.
Epic Energy is required to publish financial information about the MAPS. This information will be available here from 31 October 2018 in accordance with part 23 of the National Gas Rules.
Operational Transportation Service Agreement
To enable participation in the Capacity Trading Platform and Day Ahead Auction prospective shippers may request to enter into a standard Operational Transportation Service Agreement (Standard OTSA). The Standard OTSA is available here. Epic also offers a day-ahead auction service; interruptible capacity on a day ahead basis to be nominated before the nomination deadline.