Romania: Gas stocks reduced for the next winter

, SEE Energy News

The quantities to which the suppliers are obliged are 13 % lower than those for last winter. The National Authority for Energy Regulation (ANRE) has published the order regarding the mandatory quantities of gas to be stored for consumption for the next winter season.

Thus, natural gas suppliers must have accumulated gas stocks of 20.54 million MWh, by the end of October, according to a recently approved ANRE decision. The volume is almost 13 % lower compared to the previous winter season, considering that the minimum storage obligation was 23.5 million MWh.

In terms of volume, mandatory stocks for the supply of residential end consumers fell to 8.6 TWh, compared to 10.3 TWh last winter. For the producers of heat (only for the quantities of natural gas used for the production of heat in the cogeneration plants and in the thermal plants used for the consumption of the population), the obligation of storage is also smaller – 2.8 TWh compared to about 4 TWh for the previous winter. The mandatory stock for the supply of non-residential end consumers increases slightly, to 9.15 TWh, compared to the 9.04 TWh in 2019/20 season.