Since listing in 2000, APA has significantly increased its portfolio of gas infrastructure assets. At the time of listing APA had a portfolio of pipelines across four states, with an interest in 7,700km of pipelines and transporting approximately a quarter of the gas used in Australia.
APA today owns or has an interest in major gas infrastructure assets in every mainland state/territory. It has an interest in over 14,000 km of pipelines and 25,000 km of distribution networks, owns gas storage facilities and a wind farm and transports more than half of the natural gas used in Australia.
- June - the Australian Pipeline Trust lists on the Australian stock exchange.
- February - APA acquires remaining 15% interest in the Roma Brisbane Pipeline.
- March - APA increases its interest in the Goldfields Gas Pipeline to 48.5%.
- August - APA acquires CMS Energy Corporation’s Western Australian assets, including the Parmelia Gas Pipeline, the Mondarra gas storage facility and its interest in the Goldfields Gas Pipeline for $206 million. APA's interest in the Goldfields Gas Pipeline increases to 88.2%.
- February - APA acquires the remaining 30% interest in the Carpentaria Gas Pipeline for $98 million.
- March - APA completes construction of and commissioning of Kogan North gas processing facility.
- APA acquires Murraylink electricity interconnector for $153 million.
- June - APA enters into a 25 year gas transportation agreement with Power Water Corporation (Northern Territory) and commits to the development of the Bonaparte Gas Pipeline.
- November - APA acquires the Allgas gas distribution business for $521 million.
- December - APA completes the GasNet acquisition with a $3.10 full cash offer per GasNet stapled security, totalling $446 million.
- January - APA restructures as a stapled entity comprising Australian Pipeline Trust and APT Investment Trust.
- APA completes construction and commissioning of the 27 MW Daandine Power Station, Queensland.
- February - APA acquires Directlink electricity interconnector acquisition for $170 million.
- March - APA completes construction of the Tipton West gas processing facility.
- June/July - APA acquires the Origin Energy Networks assets for $556 million. The assets include one third interest in the SEA Gas Pipeline, 17% interest in Envestra, the long term asset management agreement to operate Envestra's assets (including the requisite resources) and a number of other energy assets.
- October - Termination of agreement with Alinta concerning operation and maintenance of APA’s foundation pipelines for $207 million.
- November - APA completes the construction and commissioning of the 30 MW X41 Power Station (Xstrata) at Mt Isa in north western Queensland.
- August - APA acquires the Central Ranges Pipeline in NSW for $23.5 million.
- December - APA completes construction of the 287 km Bonaparte Gas Pipeline in the Northern Territory.
- December - APA established Energy Infrastructure Investments (EII), selling a number of its annuity-style assets into EII. APA retains 19.9% equity and remains asset manager and operator of the assets.
- February - APA increases its equity interest in Envestra Limited by 11% to 30.5%.
- October - The EII consortium comprising APA (20.2%), Marubeni Corporation (39.9%) and Osaka Gas Company Ltd. (39.9%) purchased the North Brown Hill wind farm project from AGL Energy.
- March - APA extended its transmission footprint into the Surat Basin's coal seam gas reserves with the $82.6 million acquisition of the Berwyndale to Wallumbilla Pipeline from AGL Energy.
- April - APA increased its interest in Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund (HDF) to 14.9% and subsequently increased its interest to 17.5%.
- November - APA increases its interest in SEA Gas Pipeline to 50%, acquiring an additional 16.7% from International Power.
- April - APA announces a $50 million (10%) capacity expansion of the Roma Brisbane Pipeline to meet increased demand for its Brisbane customers.
- May - APA announces expansion of the Mondarra Gas Storage Facility to over five times its current capacity following signing of a long term foundation contract with Verve Energy, Western Australia’s government owned electricity generator.
- June - APA acquires the 1,630 km Amadeus Gas Pipeline in the Northern Territory for $63 million underpinned by a long term gas transportation agreement with Power and Water Corporation, the Northern Territory’s government owned electricity provider.
- July - APA acquires the 80 MW Emu Downs Wind Farm in Western Australia and development rights for an adjacent 130 MW development site for $171 million. The acquisition is underpinned by a 20 year revenue agreement.
- October - APA and AGL announce the joint development of a 242 MW gas-fired power station in Mont Isa following the signing of a long term agreement to supply electricity to Xstrata Mount Isa Mines through to 2030.
- December - APA sells the APA Allgas Network in Queensland into a new APA minority-owned investment vehicle GDI (EII) Pty Ltd. APA retains a 20% equity interest, with the remaining interest held by Marubeni Corporation and RREEF. APA will continue to operate the assets under a long-term asset-management contract.
- APA launches off-market takeover bid for Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund (HDUF), owner of the Epic Energy pipelines. APA currently owns 20.7% of HDF securities.
- APA announces 13% capacity expansion of the Goldfields Gas Pipeline following signing of a 20 year gas transportation agreement with Rio Tinto. The expansion will include the installation of additional compression at the existing Yarraloola and Paraburdoo compressor stations.
- January - APA announces a further 15% capacity expansion of the Goldfields Gas Pipeline in Western Australia’s Pilbara mining region following signing of a 15-year gas transportation agreement to supply the new gas-fired power generation at Newman.
- July - ACCC gives clearance to APA’s off-market bid for HDUF subject to divestment of the Melbourne to Adelaide Pipeline System.
- November - APA and AGL announce a 60 megawatt open-cycle power plant expansion with the construction of the Leichhardt Power Station, to be built adjacent to the DPS site in Mount Isa.
- December - APA takes over as the Responsible Entity for Hasting Diversified Utilities Fund (HDUF), and assumes management of Epic Energy’s assets and operations. APA now employs over 1,500 people across Australia.
- APA announces $200 million expansion of compression capacity at Wallumbilla hub, Queensland underpinned by a 15 year agreement with GLNG Operations Pty Ltd.
- May - APA announces sale of Moomba Adelaide Pipeline System (MAPS) to QIC Global Infrastructure (QIC) for $423 million including stamp duty.As part of the HDUF acquisition, APA made an undertaking to the ACCC to divest the MAPS asset.