Gas access arrangement review
Gas access arrangement review (GAAR) overview
The GAAR is a national process for the AER to reach agreed
arrangements with gas distributors to gain access to covered gas
pipelines. It examines proposals for access, costs and performance
Under the terms of the National Gas Rules and the
National Gas Law, MG is required to provide submissions to
the AER every five years.
The 2012 Access Arrangement Information (AAI) is the
first submitted by MG to the AER in accordance with the
National Gas Rules and the National Gas Law.
However, it relates to the fourth access arrangement period since
we were privatised.
Our submission provides detailed explanation and justification
for the revisions that MG is seeking to its access arrangement.
In recent years, the cost (and price) of transporting gas has
increased substantially as increased capital expenditure is
required to renew ageing networks and to expand existing networks
to meet growing demand. MG also faces these cost pressures,
especially as we own the largest and oldest low pressure network in
Australia. Despite these cost pressures, MG continues to achieve a
level of efficiency performance that is well above average compared
to own national and international peers.
You can review MG's approved gas access arrangement for the
third access period via the links below.
To review MG’s approved gas access arrangement for the fourth
access period effective from 1 July 2013 to 31 December 2017,
please click on the links below.