Specific information on storage facilities
According to provisions of Emergency Ordinance no. 106/2020 and of Law no. 155/2020 for the amendment and completion of the Law on electricity and natural gas no. 123/2012, starting with April 1st, 2021, the price and tariff system for storage activity is no longer established by the National Regulatory Authority for Energy.
In view of this change, DEPOGAZ has requested clarifications from the Authority regarding the situation of secondary legislation on storage.
According to the information provided by the Authority in December 2020, starting with April 1st, 2021 the following documents will be repealed:
► Decision of the President of ANRGN no. 824/2004 for the approval of the Regulation regarding the regulated access to the underground storages of natural gas;
► Decision of the President of ANRGN no. 480/2004 regarding the approval of the Framework Contract for underground storage of natural gas, with subsequent amendments and completions.
Also, in accordance with the provisions of the Framework Conditions for validity, associated with the license for carrying out the activity of operating the underground natural gas storage system, approved by Order of the President of ANRE no. 109/2018, art. 19, namely «The Licensee has the obligation to develop and make public its own procedures for granting access to Storage System», DEPOGAZ publish the procedure for access to storage facilities.
Procedure regarding the access to the underground gas storage facilitiespdf 267.04 KB 1/27/21 Download
Applications for access to the underground storages of natural gas operated by DEPOGAZ, for the 2021-2022 storage cycle, can be submitted starting Thursday, February 4th, 2021.
Access to UGS is made according to the “Procedure regarding the access to the underground gas storage facilities”.
Requests for access to UGS, accompanied by the documents provided according to Art. 15 of the Procedure, in scanned copies, will be sent by e-mail to . Requests will be registered according to the "Date and time of receipt" of the e-mail.
The requests, accompanied by documents provided in Art. 15 of the Procedure, in original, will be also sent by courier, within maximum 5 days from the e-mail date, to the DEPOGAZ headquarter (see contact details here).
Additional details can be obtained at the following telephone number: +40-374-403244
Initial list of allocation for underground storage capacitiespdf 219.20 KB 2/19/21 Download
Initial list of available capacities for underground storagepdf 247.06 KB 1/25/21 Download
The first day for submitting the request for access to natural gas underground storage facilities operated by DEPOGAZ, for the storage cycle 2020-2021 is Friday, the 17th of January 2020.
The access to storage facilities is done according to “The regulated access to natural gas underground storage facilities procedure”, approved through Decision no. 824 from the 9th of June 2004 issued by the Natural Gas National Regulatory Authority, published in the Official Monitor, Part I, no. 562/24.06.2004.
The filled in request for access, along with the other necessary documents stated by art. 18 of the “The regulated access to natural gas underground storage facilities procedure”, must be submitted at the DEPOGAZ headquarter (see contact details here).
Additional information regarding the access to storage facilities operated by DEPOGAZ can be obtained at the following telephone number: +40-374-403244