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ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of February 5, 1998 No. 162

About approval of Rules of supply of gas in the Russian Federation

(as amended on 19-03-2020)

For the purpose of increase in reliability of gas supply in the Russian Federation, according to the Presidential decree of the Russian Federation of April 28, 1997 No. 426 "About Basic provisions of structural reform in spheres of natural monopolies" (The Russian Federation Code, 1997, No. 18, the Art. 2132) the Government of the Russian Federation decides:

1. Approve the enclosed Rules of supply of gas in the Russian Federation.

2. Declare invalid the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of December 30, 1994 No. 1445 "About approval of Rules of supply of gas to consumers of the Russian Federation" (The Russian Federation Code, 1995, No. 2, the Art. 152).

Russian Prime Minister

V. Chernomyrdin

Approved by the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of February 5, 1998 No. 162

Rules of supply of gas in the Russian Federation

I. General provisions

1. These rules determine the relations between suppliers and buyers of gas, including the gas transmission organizations and the gas-distributing organizations, and are obligatory for all legal entities participating in the relations of supply of gas through pipe networks.

2. The supplier, the gas transmission and gas-distributing organizations and the buyer of gas shall follow strictly rules of technical operation and safe engineering for the purpose of ensuring reliable gas supply and rational use of gas.

II. Terms and determinations

3. In these rules the following terms and determinations are applied:

"gas" - natural, oil (passing) and stripped dry the gases extracted and collected by the gas and oil extracting organizations and produced by the gas and oil overworking plants;

"gas consumption armor" - the minimum amount of gas consumption necessary for accident-free, on condition of the maximum use of reserve types of fuel, operation of processing equipment of buyers, supply of gas by which according to the laws and other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation cannot be stopped or reduced below certain limit;

"the gas-distributing organizations" - the specialized republican, regional, regional, city, interdistrict, rural organizations occupied with development and operation of gas supply systems of the territories, providing buyers with gas, and also rendering gas transportation services on the networks;

"the gas transmission organization" - the organization providing gas transportation at which trunk gas pipelines and gas pipeline branches are in property or on other legal causes;

"gas-transport system" - the system of gas pipelines which is connecting the gas manufacturer and the consumer of gas, including the trunk gas pipelines, gas pipeline branches, gas distribution networks which are at the gas transmission, gas-distributing organization or the buyer in property or on other legal causes;

"failure to take gas" - selection (obtaining) by the buyer of gas in volume of less standard daily rate of supply of gas if the gas pressure provided with the supplier in the place of its transfer gave to the buyer the chance to select (to receive) gas in the amount established by the agreement;

"gas over-expenditure" - selection by the buyer of gas in volume of more standard daily rate of delivery;

"settlement period" - the period approved by agreement parties for which the amount of delivered gas shall be determined settlement between the supplier, the gas transmission, gas-distributing organizations and the buyer for delivered gas is made. The settlement period approved by the parties is specified in the agreement;

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