MPOC Change Request 13 October 2011


Owner: Ian Wilson
Status: In Progress


On 13 October Gas Industry Co received a request from Maui Development Limited (MDL) to consider and make a recommendation in respect of proposed changes to the Maui Pipeline Operating Code (MPOC).

The proposed change request and consultation timetable are shown below.

Change Request Application

Application Appendix I: Industry Consultation document

Application Appendix II: Industry Feedback and MDL Comments document

Marked-up MPOC with proposed changes

Revised timetable


Tentative date

Call for initial submissions

Mon 17 October 2011

Submissions due

Mon 14 November 2011

Call for cross-submissions Fri 2 December 2011
Cross-submissions due Tues 31 January 2012

Draft Recommendation released for consultation

Tues 14 February 2012

Submissions due

Tues 13 March 2012

Final recommendation

Tues 17 April 2012

Previously Consulted On

MPOC Change Request 13 October 2011

Date Published: 17 October 2011

Submissions received


Date Published: 31 January 2011

Cross-submissions on the intial submissions on the 13 October MPOC Change Request are invited. Submissions are due 5pm, 31 January 2012. Submissions should be uploaded by using the link below.

Submissions received

MPOC Change Request 13 October 2011 Draft Recommendation

Date published: Wednesday, 22 February 2012

March 2012 letter to Minister

Although this letter relates to the broader topic of Gas Transmission Balancing, we include a link to it here since it refers to the October 2011 MPOC Change Request and related matters. The letter is in response to a request made by (then) associate Minister of Energy and Resources, Hon Pansy Wong, in September, 2010, that Gas Industry Co provide a update on Transmission Pipeline Balancing matters. In the letter we advise the (now) Minister of Energy and Resources, Hon Phil Heatley, that a number of industry initiatives are underway and, given the high level of activity, suggest that these should run their course before determining the next step. We propose to provide the Minister with a further update after 1 June 2013.

Letter to Minister of Energy and Resources regarding Transmission Pipeline Balancing

Previously Consulted On

MPOC Change Request 13 October 2011 Draft Recommendation

Date Published: 22 February 2012

Gas Industry Co has received submissions and cross submissions on the October 2011 MPOC Change Request. These can be found under the Overview tab.

In response to comments received during the submission process MDL has made some minor corrections to its change request. These are described in MDL's cross-submission, and for clarity MDL has provided an updated description of the proposed changes and a redlined MPOC:

MPOC - 13 Oct CR - B2B - incorp industry feedback re errors

MPOC - B2B CR 13 Oct 2011 - marked up incl drafting errors

Having considered submissions on the change request, Gas Industry Co has prepared the following draft recommendation. Submissions are invited on this Draft Recommendation. If you would like to make a submission, please do so by 5pm, Tuesday 13 March 2012.

Submissions received

MPOC Change Request 13 October 2011 Final Recommendation

Having considered submissions on the draft recommendation, Gas Industry Co has concluded that it should support the 13 October 2011 MPOC change request. Our conclusion and the supporting rationale are set out in the final recommendation (link provided below).

While the change request aims at improving pipeline balancing arrangements, we accept that further improvements to industry arrangements are necessary to fully achieve efficient balancing arrangements. We will continue to work with industry participants to achieve these improvements. We discuss this in the cover note (link provided below).

Cover note