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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of January 4, 2003 No. 176-Z

About gas supply

(as amended on 24-05-2021)

Accepted by the House of Representatives on December 17, 2002

Approved by Council of the Republic on December 20, 2002

This Law determines legal, economic and organizational basis of regulation of the relations in the field of gas supply and is directed to creation of conditions for providing consumers with gas, and also for effective, reliable and safe operation of objects of gas supply system.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. The main terms used in this Law and their determinations

For the purposes of this Law the following main terms and their determinations are used:

gas – the natural gas, oil (passing) gas, stripped dry gas, the liquefied oil gas extracted and collected by the gas and oil extracting organizations or produced by the gas and oil overworking organizations;

gas supply – one of power supply forms representing activities for providing consumers with gas;

gas supply system – the industrial complex consisting from technologically, organizationally and economically interconnected and on a centralized basis the managed production and other facilities intended for transportation, gas storage and supply with gas;

gas-distribution system – the industrial complex entering gas supply system and consisting from organizationally and economically interconnected objects intended for the organization of supply with gas directly of consumers of gas;

the owner of objects of gas supply system – the Republic of Belarus, other state, their administrative and territorial units, legal entities and physical persons, including the individual entrepreneurs who acquired the property right to gas supply system objects on the bases, stipulated by the legislation;

conservation zones of objects of gas-distribution system – the territory with special conditions of land use which adjoin to gas pipelines and other objects of gas-distribution system and are necessary for ensuring their safe operation;

the gas supplying organization – the state organization which is part of the national production association on fuel and gasification of Beltopgaz under which economic authority objects of gas-distribution system are, performing supply with gas of consumers of gas and rendering gas transportation services to consumers of gas;

the supplier of gas – the organization and (or) the individual entrepreneur who is owners of gas, or persons delivering gas to the gas supplying organizations for the delivery agreement for bulk distribution lines authorized by them;

the consumer of gas – the legal entity or physical person, including the individual entrepreneur acquiring gas at the gas supplying organization and using it for the purposes in fuel quality (including motor for vehicles) or raw materials;

gasification – sales activity of scientific and technical and project decisions, to implementation of the construction and organizational actions directed to transfer of objects of housing and communal services, industrial, agricultural and other facilities into use of gas as fuel and energy resource.

Article 2. Coverage of this Law

This Law governs the relations in the field of gas supply arising when ensuring needs of the state and consumers of gas in gas and also during the designing, construction, repair and reconstruction, commissioning and operation, conclusion from operation, preservation and (or) liquidation of objects of gas supply system.

Operation of this Law does not extend to the relations arising during the functioning, creation, operation, preservation and liquidation of bulk distribution lines.

Article 3. Legal regulation of the relations in the field of gas supply

The relations in the field of gas supply are governed by the legislation on gas supply, international treaties of the Republic of Belarus, and also the international legal acts constituting the right of the Eurasian Economic Union.

The legislation on gas supply is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus and consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Belarus establishes other rules, than those which contain in this Law then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 4.

No. 111-Z is excluded according to the Law of the Republic of Belarus of 24.05.2021

Article 5. Objects of the relations in the field of gas supply

Objects of the relations in the field of gas supply are gas, gas supply system, objects of gas supply system, right to use by gas supply system and rights to use, ownerships and orders of gas supply system objects, and also the environmental management rights during the designing, construction, repair and reconstruction, commissioning and operation, conclusion from operation, preservation and (or) liquidation of objects of gas supply system.

The objects of the bulk distribution line intended for gas supply and the objects of gas-distribution system intended for supply with gas of consumers of gas are part of objects of gas supply system.

The serviced and managed underground, underwater, land and elevated gas pipelines and constructions on them, gas control Items and other objects are part of objects of gas-distribution system technologically, organizationally, economically interconnected both on a centralized basis.

For ensuring reliable gas supply, safe and steady functioning of the objects of gas supply system connected by the general technological regime of supply with gas of consumers of gas, separation of gas supply system is not allowed.

Article 6. Subjects of the relations in the field of gas supply

Subjects of the relations in the field of gas supply are the Republic of Belarus, other state, their administrative and territorial units, legal entities and physical persons, including individual entrepreneurs.

On behalf of the Republic of Belarus in the relations in the field of gas supply authorized state bodies act.

On behalf of administrative and territorial units of the Republic of Belarus in the relations in the field of gas supply local councils of deputies, local executive and administrative organs act.

Article 7. Property right to gas supply system or objects of gas supply system and other related rights

The gas supply system or objects of gas supply system can be in the state-owned or private property.

Gas supply system objects which are only in property of the state can be determined by the law.

The gas supply system or objects of gas supply system which are in property of the state, for obligation fulfillment, provided by the agreement on public-private partnership, can be transferred to the private partner to ownership, use, including to free use. At the same time the term "private partner" is used in the value determined by Item 1 of article 1 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus of December 30, 2015 No. 345-Z "About public-private partnership.

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