Order no. 40/2018 regarding the modification of the Methodology for establishing the unitary income related to the regulated supply activity in a regulatory year and approving the regulated prices in the natural gas sector starting with 2016

Recently there was issued the methodology for establishing the unitary income related to the regulated supply activity, in a regulatory year, and approving the regulated prices in the natural gas sector starting with 2016.

The Minister’s order settles the price-calculation formulas depending on the gas suppliers, the gas categories and their extraction methods.

The structure of the price also differs according to the category of customers:

  • the final beneficiaries connected directly to the gas transport system or
  • the final beneficiaries connected to the distribution system

The fixed unitary amount to cover the costs associated with the purchase of the natural gas depends on:

  • estimation of the customer demand
  • the minimum mandatory stock level for customers
  • estimation of the natural gas extraction program from the storage
  • estimation of the purchase price of natural gas
  • estimation of the cost of use of the natural gas extracted from the storage
  • estimation of the evolution of the unitary average cost of the gas transport services

The Order has now been published in the Official Gazette.

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