Australian Energy Regulator releases new Non-scheme Pipeline Arbitration Guide

A Non-scheme Pipeline Arbitration Guide was released by the Australian Energy Regulator on 14 September 2017. A useful Pipeline Arbitration Framework flow chart is also now available.

The purpose of the guide is to give pool arbitrators, prospective users and service providers for non-scheme pipelines guidance about the process for requesting access and the determination of access disputes under the National Gas Law and the National Gas Rules.

The AER is the scheme administrator (except in Western Australia) and has established a pool of experienced arbitrators to determine access disputes

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC was appointed a pool arbitrator by the AER on 1 August 2017.