LAUNCHING AN OPEN SEASON PROCEDURE PHASE 1 OF A PROJECT ON DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION OF THE GAS TRANSMISSION INFRASTRUCTURE

Bulgartransgaz EAD being a combined operator performs licensed activities of natural gas transmission and storage, Bulgartransgaz EAD manages and develops the gas transmission infrastructure in the country. In compliance with the legal requirements for these activities, the TSO is obliged to develops the gas transmission system in line with the long-term forecasts and plans for development of the gas supply as well as when such a development is economically justified.

Bulgartransgaz EAD annually prepares a National Ten-Year Network Development Plan (NDP) and takes an active part in the development of the European Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) within its membership in the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG). The analyses of these plans show that there is a trend of increasing the consumption in Bulgaria, the countries neighbouring Bulgaria as well as in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

At the same time thanks to its geographical location, Bulgaria is a natural route where the natural gas flows entering from different sources and routes can be directed/allocated to neighbouring countries, depending on market interest and the price signals.

In this context and as a follow up to the talks within the period 6 April - 1 June 2017 and     9 June – 3 July 2017 on market studies for additional capacity Bulgartransgaz EAD launched Phase 1 of the Open Season procedure of the project for the development and expansion of the gas transmission infrastructure to all neighbouring market zones. 

Bulgartransgaz EAD therefore informs its current and potential users of the possibility to submit their non-binding forecasts for the demand of additional capacity from/to neighbouring market zones. Such information must be submitted within the period 21 July 2017 – 21 August 2017, including, filling in the enclosed Template here

Please send the filled in data to capacity@bulgartransgaz.bg

If more information or clarifications are required, do not hesitate to contact us at:

info@bulgartransgaz.bg

or call our contact person:

Ivaylo Moynov

Head of Development Sector

Division „Analysis and International Activity“

email: imoynov@bulgartransgaz.bg

Tel.: 359 2 939 6192;

Mobile:359 886 315 598

www.bulgartransgaz.bg