About Us

Gas Pipelines Victoria Pty Ltd (GPV) owns and operates the Carisbrook to Horsham gas transmission pipeline in Western Victoria. The pipeline provides high-pressure natural gas to distributors who supply end-use customers in Avoca, Ararat, Stawell and Horsham.

The GPV pipeline receives gas at the Carisbrook metering station and transports it to city gate stations near the four towns.

The Carisbrook to Horsham gas transmission pipeline was built in 1998 and was the first privately owned gas transmission pipeline in Victoria. GPV operates the pipeline in accordance with a safety case as administered by Energy Safe Victoria under the Gas Industry Act, 1997.

It pipeline is made up of 167.7Km of DN200mm / 8” diameter and 13.8Km of DN100mm / 4” diameter carbon steel pipe. The MAOP of the pipeline is 10MPa, but has a normal maximum operating pressure of 7MPa, and a design minimum of 1.4MPa. Normal operating conditions have the pipeline sitting between 5-6MPa.

The pipeline wall thickness varies between 4mm and 8.2mm. API5L X60 grade pipe.

Sales quality natural gas is transported on the pipeline for Shippers contracted to the pipeline in accordance with conditions set by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

GPV is wholly owned by the Energy Infrastructure Trust. ANZ Specialist Asset Management Limited is the trustee and Infrastructure Capital Group is the investment manager. GPV has its own Board of Directors. Operations and day to day management of the pipeline activities is undertaken by Tas Gas Networks (TGN), which is also part of ICG.

Gas Pipelines Victoria is a subscribing member of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association.