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.

Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is a strategic company for the Polish economy, responsible for the transmission of natural gas and the management of the most important gas pipelines in Poland. GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is also the owner of Polskie LNG S.A., a company established to build the Świnoujście LNG terminal.
As part of its 2015-2025 investment scheme, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is planning to build over 2,000 km of new gas lines in western, southern and eastern Poland. Further expansion of the domestic transmission system, including construction of new gas pipelines being part of the North-South Gas Corridor, as well as construction of interconnections with Lithuania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, will enhance Poland’s energy security and contribute considerably to the development of the European transmission system.
In 2009-2015, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. completed an investment plan consisting in the construction of over 1,200 km of new gas transmission lines in north-western and central Poland. The projects implemented by the company and the physical and virtual reversal on the Yamal pipeline have translated into a significant increase in technical import opportunities on routes other than from the East.

 


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