Our membership in organizations
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European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) was established in 2009 following the adoption of the so called third energy package. The main purpose of ENTSOG is to promote the completion and functioning of the internal market in natural gas and cross-border trade and to ensure the optimal management, coordinated operation and sound technical evolution of the natural gas transmission network.
Specific tasks of the organisation arise from the Regulation 715/2009 on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks. They most important responsibilities of ENTSOG embrace the drafting of network codes in the areas defined by the Regulation 715/2009. ENTSOG is also responsible for the development of the EU-wide Ten-Year Network Development Plans (TYNDP), Gas Regional Investment Plans (GRIP), supply outlooks and operational tools.
ENTSOG is located in Brussels. Currently, the organisation consists of 41 TSO Members and 3 Associated Partners from 25 European countries as well as 4 Observers from EU affiliate countries.
Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is an association representing the interests of infrastructure industry in the natural gas sector such as Transmission System Operators, Storage System Operators and LNG Terminal Operators. The organisation was established in 2005 as a legally independent and non-profit entity. GIE has currently 67 member companies from 25 countries. GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. has been a GIE member since its foundation.
GIE voices the views of its members vis-à-vis the European institutions, regulators and other stakeholders. Its mission is to actively contribute to completion of a single, sustainable and competitive gas market in Europe underpinned by a stable and predictable regulatory framework as well as by a sound investment climate.
The European Association for the Streamlining of Energy Exchange (EASEE-gas) was established in 2002 to promote the development of liquidity in the gas market and support gas trading in Europe. Membership in the organisation is open to entities in the European gas sector, including producers, end-users and their service providers. EASEE-GAS working groups create a platform for discussion on the harmonisation and simplification of business processes by developing Common Business Practices (CBP).
The Edigas working group was established in 1996 (as of 2002 it is part of organisational structure of EASEE-GAS). Edig@s is dedicated to developing and adjusting the Edig@s information exchange protocol to the current needs of gas transmission and trading companies. GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. has been involved in the work of both organisations since 2004.
The European Gas Research Group (GERG) policy is focused on the support of the European gas industry, which is achieved by research and technological innovation in all aspects of the gas chain; from production and processing, through transmission, storage and distribution, to utilisation of natural gas. The main aims of GERG is to advance research and development area and thus ensure the security of supply, strengthen the safe transport and use of natural gas and contribute to the sustainable development. GERG was established in 1961. GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. has been a member of the organisation since 2004.
Marcogaz is a non-profit organisation registered in 2005 in Belgium. Marcogaz takes steps with a view to promoting safety, reliability, cost effectiveness and environmental advantages of natural gas systems and appliances. In addition, the organisation monitors standardisation activities related to natural gas and cooperates with other gas sector organisations. GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. has been a member of the organisation since 2009.
The International Gas Union (IGU) is an international non-profit organisation founded in 1931 which aims to promote technical and economic progress in the gas industry. IGU brings together gas associations and undertakings from 73 countries. It cooperates with a number of global organisations dedicated to energy. Working groups established under IGU embraces all areas of gas industry (e.g. extraction, transmission, distribution and combustion processes). GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. has been actively involved in the works of IGU since the Company’s establishment.
- The Natural Gas STAR Program
The works on the reduction of methane emissions from various sources, including agriculture, landfill sites, coal mines, natural gas and oil systems are conducted within the Natural Gas Star (NGS) Program, initiated by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
GAZ-SYSTEM was recognised as an official partner in the Natural Gas Star Program in 2009.