Romania, Gas producers will be obliged to sell all locally produced natural gas to suppliers of domestic customers

, SEE Energy News

According to the emergency ordinance, natural gas producers will be obliged to sell all locally produced natural gas to suppliers of domestic customers and of the heat producers or directly to heat producers, at a price set by the Government.

Between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023, natural gas producers carrying out onshore and/or offshore gas extraction activities, regardless of the date of the start of this activity, and natural gas sales activities, have the obligation to sell at the price of 30.3 euros/MWh the necessary quantities of natural gas to suppliers of residential consumers.

For the sale of natural gas to the gas suppliers of the heat producers or direct sale to heat producers, the established price is of 50.6 euros/ MWh.

Also, natural gas suppliers will have the obligation, between 1 April and 31 October 2022, to establish a minimum stock of natural gas in storage facilities, in order to ensure continuity and safety in the supply of final customers and to ensure own consumption and affordability of price.

The entire amount of natural gas representing the minimum stocks to be stored by each supplier must represent at least 30 % of the amount of natural gas required for the consumption of final customers in its own portfolio or own consumption.