On 13 October 2011 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).
Cross-submissions on the intial submissions on the 13 October 2011 MPOC Change Request were invited. Submissions were due 5pm, 31 January 2012.
Date published: Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Although this letter relates to the broader topic of Gas Transmission Balancing, we included 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 advised the (then) 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.
Gas Industry Co 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 made some minor corrections to its change request. These are described in MDL's cross-submission, and for clarity MDL provided an updated description of the proposed changes and a redlined MPOC:
Having considered submissions on the change request, Gas Industry Co prepared the following Draft Recommendation and sought submissions on that.
Having considered submissions on the Draft Recommendation, Gas Industry Co 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.
While the change request aimed at improving pipeline balancing arrangements, we accepted 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 discussed this in the cover note below.