On 20 April 2016 Vector Gas Limited – owner of the Vector transmission system – was acquired by First State Funds, two infrastructure funds managed by First State Investments, known in Australia as Colonial First State Global Asset Management. Vector Gas Limited was renamed First Gas Limited (First Gas). Then, on 15 June 2016, First Gas purchased the Maui pipeline from Shell, Todd and OMV (collectively known as the Maui Mining Companies). As the single owner, First Gas, now wishes to converge the operations of the Maui and Vector pipelines, including the transmission access regimes and their respective codes – the Maui Pipeline Operating Code (MPOC) and the Vector Transmission Code (VTC). Until that occurs these codes remain in effect.
Gas Industry Co has a contractual role under the Maui Pipeline Operating Code (MPOC) to consult on each MPOC Change Request with stakeholders and determine whether or not to support it. A Change Request proceeds only where required by law or where Gas Industry Co makes a recommendation that supports it.
The current MPOC can be found in Current Arrangements.
All previous change requests can be found in Background.