Following the results of the allocation procedure for yearly integrated capacity products for gas year 2022-2023 and the capacity products remaining available for booking, Bulgartransgaz EAD as operator of Chiren UGS announces a procedure for the allocation of six-month integrated capacity product for commercial storage of natural gas in Chiren UGS for gas year 2022-2023.

The allocation procedure for the six-month integrated capacity product for commercial storage for gas year 2022 - 2023 will be carried out on the RBP on 20.04.2022 in two phases. The first phase starting at 11:00 will allocate the integrated units, and the second starting at 14:00 will allocate the monthly injection and withdrawal capacity within the integrated units allocated in the first phase.

Information on the available six-month integrated capacity product for storage in Chiren UGS is available here. Guidelines on the RBP-based procedure are available here.

The requirements to potential customers, the principles and capacity allocation methodology are in accordance with the Rules for use of Chiren UGS in force at the time of submitting the applications.

A right to take part in the procedure has every Bulgarian or foreign entity who has signed and effective Contract for access and transport to Bulgartransgaz EAD gas transmission network and Contract for natural gas purchase and sale for balancing.

To take part in the procedure every potential participant must submit a financial security in accordance with the requirements of item 4.4 of the Rules for use of Chiren UGS.

The auctions for non-integrated monthly capacity products for May 2022 and the following months of gas year 2022-2023 and for preliminary daily capacity products for May 2022 we be conducted respectively on 21.04.2022 and 28.04.2022, starting at 11:00.

The time schedule of all following auctions for the non-integrated capacity products available will be published in the calendar of RBP.

Requests for clarifications and additional information on the announced procedure for the allocation of natural gas storage capacity in Chiren UGS for gas year 2022-2023 can be submitted in writing to fax +359 2 925 00 63 or e-mail: info@bulgartransgaz.bg.