22.01.2020

GAZ-SYSTEM becomes the Operator of the Transit Gas Pipeline System (TGPS)

On December 19, 2019, the President of the Energy Regulatory Office gave a decision specifying the content of the entrustment contract concluded by  GAZ-SYSTEM and TGPS EuRoPol GAZ, relating to operator’s duties applied to the Yamal Gas Pipeline.

Following December 31, 2019, pursuant to the provisions of the contract, GAZ- SYSTEM will act as the transmission system operator within the Polish section of the Yamal-Western Europe Transit Gas Pipelines System, owned by TGPS EuRoPol GAZ. The contract becomes effective as of January 1, 2020 and will be valid until December 31, 2022. The entry into force upon the decision of the President of the Energy Regulatory Office results from the fact that the parties had not concluded the subsequent entrustment contract 90 days prior to the termination of the present one. 

In compliance with the EU regulations (network codes) and national laws,GAZ-SYSTEM is obliged to guarantee capacities within the gas pipelines managed by the company, based on transparent and  non-discriminatory principles. Bookings are made at auctions, in accordance with the rules, specified in details in the Transmission Network Code of Polish Section of the Jamal Pipeline (TNC TGPS). Currently, GAZ-SYSTEM  has already been providing non-booked capacity in the Yamal Pipeline, basing on the aforesaid rules.

In the gas year 2019/2020, May 16, 2020  is the expiration date for the historical contract for gas transmission through the Yamal Gas Pipeline, concluded by EuRoPol GAZ s.a. and Gazprom Export. Therefore, auctions delivered through GSA Platform by an independent operator handling the Polish section of the Yamal-Western Europe Gas Pipeline (GAZ-SYSTEM) for the gas year 2019/2020, will offer full capacity of the TGPS Mallnow exit point and TGPS Kondratki entry point, within auctions for midday, daily, monthly and quarterly products. As of the gas year 2020/2021, auctions will also comprise booking of annual products.

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 owns Polskie LNG, the operator of the President Lech Kaczyński's LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.

 


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