Modify or decommission a pipeline

This page has information on how to apply for consent to modify or decommission an energy pipeline.

Modify a pipeline

You may only modify a pipeline if all of the following conditions are met:

  • there is a current, accepted pipeline management plan in place which provides for the modification
  • the modification is consistent with the purpose for which the pipeline was designed
  • the modification is in accordance with the pipeline management plan.

If you do not have a current, accepted pipeline management plan in place which provides for the intended modification contact the Energy Division for direction on how the modification should be handled.

Read more about pipeline management plans.

Decommission a pipeline

You may only decommission a pipeline if all of the following conditions are met:

  • there is a current, accepted pipeline management plan in place which provides for the decommissioning
  • the decommissioning is in accordance with the pipeline management plan.

If you do not have a current, accepted pipeline management plan in place which provides for the intended decommissioning contact the Energy Division for direction on how the decomissioning should be handled.

Last updated: 28 November 2017