16.07.2018

JSC “Ukrtransgaz” and GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. successfully conducted market screening for capacities between Ukraine and Poland after 2019

16 July 2018, Kyiv, Warsaw – The non-binding market screening for capacities between Ukraine and Poland has been conducted by the Polish and Ukrainian natural gas Transmission System Operators, GAZ-SYSTEM and Ukrtransgaz. The procedure has enabled network users to declare their non-binding demand for the Capacity at the Poland-Ukraine border, in both directions of the flow. The results of the Procedure will be now analysed and taken into account by both TSOs in the future works concerning the expansion of the Capacities at the Poland-Ukraine border.

Between the 6th of April and 8th of June 2018 the market participants had an opportunity to express their non-binding interest in transmission capacities at the Poland-Ukraine border, in both directions of the flow.

Both TSOs have observed substantial interest from the market participants in transmission capacities in both directions. The following potential interest have been observed:

• approximately 3.9 bcm/year in PL -> UA direction
• approximately 1.6 bcm/year  in UA -> PL direction, on a long-term basis, excluding the flows resulting from the existing transit contract.

On GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. side, any new capacity in the Ukrainian direction may be made available starting from 2022.

The above results of the non-binding market screening constitute very sound basis to conduct further joint analysis and studies on development of the infrastructure between transmission systems of Poland and Ukraine. The analysis shall also give the ground to the decision on potential binding capacity allocation procedure as the next step of the process.

Both TSOs shall inform the market participants about the further steps.
 
For more information concerning the non-binding market screening procedure for the capacity at the Poland-Ukraine border please visit  GAZ-SYSTEM and Ukrtransgaz websites.

GAZ-SYSTEM plays a strategic role in the Polish economy. We are responsible for natural gas transmission and operate the most important gas pipelines in Poland. As part of the 2015-2025 investment programme, GAZ-SYSTEM plans to build over 2000 km of new gas pipelines in western, southern and eastern parts of Poland. Further development of the national transmission network, including the construction of new gas pipelines making part of the North-South Gas Corridor, as well as the construction of interconnections with the neighbouring countries, will strengthen Poland’s energy security and make an important contribution to the development of the European transmission system.

The Company is implementing one of the most important infrastructural projects in Poland – the Baltic Pipe project, which consists in the construction of a bidirectional offshore gas pipeline connecting Poland and Denmark and the expansion of the local transmission network.

GAZ-SYSTEM also controls Polskie LNG, the operator of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście.

 


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