Romania, ANRE has approved new conditions regarding the determination of the level of the minimum natural gas stock

, SEE Energy News

The National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) has approved new conditions regarding the determination of the level of the minimum natural gas stock that the holders of the natural gas supply licenses have the obligation to set up between April and October 2022.

Therefore, between April and October 2022, natural gas suppliers and producers of thermal energy have the obligation to establish in the underground natural gas storages a minimum stock of natural gas to ensure continuity and safety in the supply of final customers and to ensure own consumption and price affordability. The quantities of natural gas representing the minimum stocks to be stored by each supplier/thermal energy producer will represent at least 30 % of the quantity of natural gas required for the consumption of final customers in their portfolio.

Natural gas suppliers(thermal energy producers can fulfill their obligation regarding the establishment of the minimum natural gas stock by: storing natural gas in their own name, by concluding contracts for underground storage of natural gas with one of the holders of the license for operating storage systems natural gas and/or the conclusion, by 31 October, of sale-purchase contracts having as object quantities of natural gas from the underground natural gas storage depots, stored by another natural gas supplier and/or or concluding mandate contracts with another supplier for the storage of natural gas.