NT: Darwin city gate to Berrimah Pipeline

NT: Darwin city gate to Berrimah Pipeline

The Darwin City Gate to Berrimah Pipeline (DCGBP) is a transmission pipeline near Darwin in the Northern Territory. The pipeline is owned and operated by the APA Group through its wholly owned subsidiary NT Gas Distribution. 

The DCGBP is 19 km in length and 168 mm in width. It is used to transport gas from the Amadeus Gas Pipeline at the Darwin city gate to Berrimah, where a small distribution system services the light industrial area. The DCGBP supplies gas to commercial and industrial users in the Darwin environs.

The Darwin city gate to Berrimah Pipeline is currently a non-scheme pipeline, and is subject to the access regime for non-scheme pipelines under Chapter 6A of the NGL and Part 23 of the NGR. The DCGBP was initially subject to regulation as a covered pipeline under the Gas Code by the ACCC. However, no access arrangement was lodged with or approved by the ACCC. In May 2003, following a recommendation from the NCC, the relevant minister decided to revoke coverage of the DCGBP. At the time that coverage was revoked only small volumes of gas were being transported by the DCGBP. 

The pipeline was commissioned in January 1996. The DCGBP has been owned by the APA Group since 2011.

On 13 December 2017, the AER granted a 5 year category 2 exemption under Part 23 of the NGR for the Darwin Distribution System. The DCGBP is covered by the Darwin Distribution System.

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Additional Regulation:

Category 2


APA Group


APA Group


19 km

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Title Date Documents
Minister’s decision and statement of reasons on revocation of coverage 2003-05-15 Coverage determination
Final recommendation on revocation of coverage - NCC 2003-04-24 Coverage determination
City Gate to Berrimah Pipeline Description Pipeline description
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