There are eight reticulated gas supply areas in Western Australia as set out in the Energy Coordination Act 1994. The supply areas are:
The Economic Regulation Authority licenses gas distribution systems that operate at a pressure of less than 1.9 megapascals within these gas supply areas.
The Economic Regulation Authority is also responsible for regulating third party access to regulated or ‘covered’ gas distribution systems in Western Australia, in accordance with the National Gas Law. Further information on access arrangements for gas pipelines available from the Economic Regulation Authority website, including a list of covered distribution systems.
The Mondarra gas storage facility currently services the domestic gas market and is located near Dongara on the Parmelia Gas Pipeline. More information is available at the APA website [external].
The Tubridgi Gas Storage Facility near Onslow is under construction and expected to be operational by mid 2017. More information is available at the DBP website [external]