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Approved by the Resolution of the National commission performing state regulation in the field of power and utilities of Ukraine of September 30, 2015 No. 2493

It is registered

Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

November 6, 2015

No. 1378/27823

CODE OF THE GAS-TRANSPORT SYSTEM OF UKRAINE

of September 30, 2015 No. 2493

(as amended on 27-11-2020)

I. General provisions

1. General provisions, terms and reducings

1. This Code is drafted according to the Laws of Ukraine "About the natural gas market", "About metrology and metrological activities", "About pipeline transport", "About oil and gas", "About natural monopolies" and other regulatory legal acts.

2. This Code is regulations of functioning of gas-transport system of Ukraine and determines legal, technical, organizational and economic basis of functioning of gas-transport system of Ukraine.

3. Action of this Code extends to all subjects of the natural gas market of Ukraine: operators of adjacent systems, the gas companies, customers, consumers and suppliers of natural gas, irrespective of subordination and pattern of ownership, and also operators of trade platforms.

4. Access for subjects of the natural gas market to gas-transport system is provided on the principles:

the equal right of access and accession for all subjects of the natural gas market;

preserving integrity, safe and stable work of gas-transport system;

provisions by the operator of gas-transport system of services of access and accession exclusively on a contract basis;

provisions of gas-transport system of services of proper quality by the operator;

timely and complete payment of the services provided by the operator of gas-transport system.

Assistance to increase in liquidity of the natural gas market, in particular to development of the wholesale market of short-term products;

responsibility of all subjects of the natural gas market in case of observance of the rules of balancing established by this Code, in particular regarding payment and receipt of payment for daily not balance and payment for balancing neutrality for ensuring the most effective trade in natural gas.

5. The terms used in this Code have the following values:

The administrator of auction platform - the company which exercises control of auction platform also will organize and provides holding auctions of distribution of capacities on it in physical points of entry or exit on interstate connections; 

allocation algorithm - the distribution mechanism between suppliers of scopes of supply of natural gas on one point of commercial accounting of the consumer to which the separate EIC code, in one settlement period is appropriated;

Allocation - the amount of natural gas carried by the operator of gas-transport system in points of input and output in/from gas-transport system on customers of transportation services (including by their partners (consumers)) for the purpose of determination for certain period of amounts of not balance of such customers;

The auction allowance - difference between the price in final round of auction and starting unit price of capacity;

auction platform - information system on the Internet which includes hardware and the software and is used for holding auctions according to requirements of the Section XIX of this Code;

auction award - money which size is determined as the work of amount of capacity (to which by results of auction access is provided) on the number of gas days in the period of use of this capacity and the auction allowance;

the basic price of gas (further - BTsG) - the price of natural gas which is created during the settlement period by the operator of gas-transport system on costs basis on purchase transportation and storage of natural gas and is posted by the operator of gas-transport system on the website monthly till the 10th of current month;

balancing of system - the activities performed by the operator of gas-transport system within provision of services on transportation which consists in equalization of the demand and supply of natural gas in the gas-transport system covering physical balancing and commercial balancing;

The bank guarantee - type of ensuring accomplishment of obligations according to which the bank guarantor assumes monetary commitment before the operator of gas-transport system according to its first requirement to pay means for the customer of transportation services in case of failure to carry out by the last in full or partially the financial liabilities before the operator of gas-transport system for the transportation agreement of natural gas. The bank guarantee is proper financial provision for the purposes of of this Code if it is irrevocable, non-transferable and unconditional;

Big price step - the size established by the operator of gas-transport system by which size in the course of holding the auction the starting price of this auction in each next round of the biddings of auction raises;

the highest heat of combustion - the amount of heat which marks out as a result of complete combustion in air certain amount of natural gas provided that reaction happens with permanent pressure; except water, products of combustion are in gas condition; the water arising in the course of burning is condensed; all products of combustion (in gaseous state and water in liquid state) are led up up to the same temperature which substrates have;

The selection/consumption/giving measured every day - amount of natural gas which accounting is performed by the metering station of natural gas in accordance with the established procedure equipped with system of remote data transmission;

selection/consumption/giving which is not measured every day - amount of natural gas which accounting is performed by the metering station of natural gas (including the equipped calculator/proofreader) which is not equipped with system of remote data transmission;

free capacity - part of technical capacity of gas-transport system which right to use is not granted to customers of transportation services;

virtual point - point in gas-transport system with uncertain physical arrangement;

Virtual outlet (virtual point on which there is transfer of natural gas) - point in gas-transport system with uncertain physical arrangement in which customers of transportation services can perform transfer of the natural gas supplied in gas-transport system on daily basis according to requirements of this Code;

Virtual point on interstate connection - virtual point of input and output which combines two or more physical points of input and output in/from gas-transport system on interstate connection with one neighboring country;

The gas exchange - commodity exchange (trade platform) which is created and performs activities according to the Law of Ukraine "About commodity exchange" and with observance of the requirements established by the Law of Ukraine "About the natural gas market", this Code;

gas days - period of time from 05:00 world-wide coordinate time (further - UTC) (from 07:00 on the Kiev time) day till 05:00 UTC (till 07:00 on the Kiev time) next day for the winter period and from 04:00 UTC (from 7:00 on the Kiev time) day till 04:00 UTC (till 07:00 on the Kiev time) next day for the summer period;

Gas days (D) - gas days in which provision of services of transportation of natural gas is performed;

gas days (D + 1) - the gas days following after gas days (D);

gas days (D-1) - gas days, preceding gas days (D);

the gas company - subject of managing which is engaged in production (production) of natural gas, including producer of biogas or other types of gas from alternative sources;

gas month - period of time which begins from first gas days of current month and proceeds prior to the beginning of the first gas days of the next month;

Gas month (M) - gas month in which provision of services of transportation of natural gas is performed;

gas month (M + 1) - the gas month following after gas month (M);

gas month (M-1) - the gas month preceding gas month (M);

gas year - period of time which begins from first gas days of October of the current calendar year and proceeds till first gas days of October of the next calendar year;

gas-distributing zone - the territory of licensed activities of the operator of gas-distribution system;

the guaranteed capacity - capacity of gas-transport system which is provided to the customer with the sales warranty of the right of its use during the period of provision of services of transportation of natural gas;

dispatching service - the division of the operator of gas-transport system exercising supervisory control of gas-transport system;

the agreement of accession - the agreement between the operator of gas-transport system and the customer on accession of objects of the customer to gas-transport system;

the transportation agreement - the agreement signed between the operator of gas-transport system and the customer of transportation services of natural gas on the basis of the standard agreement of transportation of the natural gas approved by the Regulator according to which the operator of gas-transport system provides to the customer one or several constituting transportation services of natural gas for the period and the conditions determined in such agreement and the customer of transportation services pays to the operator of gas-transport system the cost of the received services (service);

contractual overloads - exceeding of demand for transportation services of natural gas with the sales warranty of right to use by capacity over amount of technical capacity;

additional capacity - capacity of gas-transport system which can be in addition divided on the guaranteed basis as a result of the taken measures for settlement of contractual overloads;

the economic test - the test applied to assessment of economic feasibility of projects implementation of the new (increased) capacity;

Electronic auction of distribution of capacity (further - auction) - the competitive procedure which is carried out on auction platform within which the transaction concerning distribution of access to capacity in physical points of entry or exit on interstate connections between participants of auction is performed;

the customer of custodial services - the legal entity or physical person entrepreneur who based on the agreement with the operator of gas storage orders provision of service in storage (downloading, selection) gas;

the customer of transportation services - the legal entity or physical person entrepreneur who based on the transportation agreement signed with the operator of gas-transport system orders one or several constituting transportation services of natural gas;

the customer of accession - the legal entity or physical person entrepreneur, the person interested to attach the objects to gas-transport system;

gas inventory in gas pipelines - amount of natural gas which is in the gas pipeline;

Means of remote data transmission - the means established (organized) in accordance with the established procedure on commercial VOG which provide on continuous basis possibility of remote access to the specified VOG for the purpose of reading (control) and transfer of their data on communication channels to the operator of gas-transport system, to the operator of gas-distribution system, the adjacent gas company;

external gas supply - gas networks from the place of ensuring capacity to the place of accession of object or the parcel of land of the customer;

Information platform - electronic platform in the form of web application on the Internet which functioning and management is provided with the operator of gas-transport system which is used for ensuring provision of services of transportation of natural gas according to requirements of this Code;

commercial balancing - activities of the operator of gas-transport system which consist in determination and settlement of not balance which arises from difference between amounts of natural gas, arrived through points of entry and amounts of the natural gas which is selected through exit point, by customers of transportation services, performed on the basis of allocation;

the metering station of gas (VOG) - metering station, is used to carrying out commercial calculations when scoping (amount) of transportation (consumption/delivery) of natural gas in point of commercial accounting;

The short-term standardized product - certain amount of natural gas which is on sale and acquired on trade platform on the terms of transfer within gas days (D) or (D + 1) seven days a week according to rules of trade platform and provisions of this Code;

small price step - the size established by the operator of gas-transport system which does not exceed big price step;

the route of determination of physical and chemical indicators of gas (further - route) the document in which are described and schematically represented route of movement of gas from points/points of determination of FHP of gas to points of entry or exit points in/from gas-transport system with display of places of sampling of FHP of natural gas and/or installation of automatic line devices of determination of FHP of gas and is specified number of route;

the mechanism of alternative distribution of capacity - the mechanism of distribution of level of the offer or the new (increased) capacity developed for each separate case by the operator of gas-transport system and approved by the Regulator for placement of requests for conditional demand for capacity;

Interstate connection - junction of gas-transport system of Ukraine with gas-transport system of neighboring state;

the place of ensuring (providing point) capacity - the place (point) in the existing gas networks of gas transmission company from which the operator of gas-transport system provides development of gas networks for the purpose of accession of objects of the customer of the corresponding capacity;

the place of accession (accession point) - the designed or existing border of balance sheet accessory of objects of the customer of accession;  

not balance - difference between the amounts of natural gas provided by the customer of transportation services for transportation on point of entry, and selected by the customer of transportation services from gas-transport system on exit point which is determined according to allocation;

Unauthorized selection of natural gas - selection of natural gas in the absence of the consumer in the Register of consumers of the supplier of any supplier during the settlement period; without the conclusion of the relevant agreement with the supplier; by unauthorized connection and/or intentionally the damaged metering devices of natural gas or out of scope metering devices; by unauthorized renewal of consumption of natural gas;

the lowest heat of combustion - amount of heat which distinguishes as a result of complete combustion in air certain amount of natural gas provided that reaction happens with permanent pressure and all products of combustion are in gas condition and are led up up to the same temperature which substrates had;

the new (increased) capacity - possible future increase in technical capacity by means of market procedures or creation of new capacity in case of absence sufficient the existing capacity which can be offered on the basis of investment into physical infrastructure or long-term optimization of capacity utilization and afterwards distributed on condition of positive economic test result, in the following cases:

1) on the existing points of interstate connection;

2) by creation of new point or points of interstate connection;

3) as capacity of physical reverse flow in point or points of interstate connection which was not offered for the procedure of distribution earlier;

The nomination - the prior notice provided by the customer of transportation services to the operator of gas-transport system concerning amounts of natural gas which will be provided by the customer of transportation services within a day to gas-transport system in points of entry and is selected from gas-transport system in exit points;

the integrated capacity - the guaranteed capacity which consists of capacity on entrance and exit on both sides of each point of interstate connection of two adjacent gas-transport systems;

the operational balance sheet account (OBS) - the document in which operators of gas-transport systems of Ukraine and the neighboring country and/or the operator of gas-transport system of Ukraine and the operator of gas storage note amounts of balancing of natural gas for the accounting period on each Item of reception-transmission of gas;

the operator of adjacent system - the operator of gas-distribution system, the operator of gas storage, the operator of the LNG installation, the operator of other gas-transport system who cooperates with the operator of gas-transport system;

transaction with virtual substitution of natural gas - transaction in case of which reception-transmission of natural gas is performed by documentary registration of counter flows of natural gas: being in adjacent gas-transport systems, carriers operators of gas-transport systems of Ukraine and the neighboring country on each Item of reception-transmission of gas separately, without its movement by pipeline transport through customs border of Ukraine; which arrives in gas-transport system and/or is in storages of Ukraine under customs control - carrier operator of gas-transport system of Ukraine and the operator of gas storage, without its physical downloading / selection in/from gas storage;

The operator of trade platform - subject of managing which on the electronic platform organized also provided access to other bidders for placement of offers on purchase and sale of natural gas by them (including possibility of their change or cancellation) and registration of the signed purchase and sale agreements of natural gas between bidders;

transfer of capacity - alienation of right of access to capacity by one customer of transportation services and acquisition of right of access to this capacity by other customer of transportation services within gas-transport system;

the balancing period - gas days (D)

connection to gas-transport system - physical connection (insert) of objects of customers to gas-transport system;

the confirmed nomination - the amount of natural gas of the customer of transportation services confirmed with the operator of gas-transport system which will be accepted from the customer is transferred to the customer in exit points from gas-transport system during the corresponding period;

The payment for daily not balance is the amount of means which the customer of transportation services pays or receives according to the extent of daily not balance;

payment for neutrality balancing - payment which is equal to difference between means which were received by the operator of gas-transport system or are subject to payment of gas-transport system to the operator, and means which were paid by the operator of gas-transport system or are subject to payment of gas-transport system by the operator in connection with the actions connected with balancing of gas-transport system which shall be collected by the operator of gas-transport system from the customer of transportation services or is paid by the operator of gas-transport system to the customer of transportation services;

balancing portfolio - set of giving and selections of the customer of transportation services of natural gas;

balancing service - the service provided to the operator of gas-transport system by other subject of managing based on the relevant agreement for settlement of the short-term fluctuations in demand and the offer on natural gas which is not the short-term standardized product;

capacity - the most admissible overflowing of amount of the natural gas expressed in energy units to unit of time, provided to the customer of transportation services according to the transportation agreement;

capacity of accession - the planned maximum possibility of giving or acceptance of natural gas in one hour;

"the rule smaller" - the principle which is applied by the operator of gas-transport system in cases if the amount of natural gas specified in the nominations / renominatsii in point of entry and point of exit does not match and consists in confirmation of the smallest of the declared amounts of natural gas in the nomination / renominatsii and informs on it customers of transportation services;

intermittent capacity - capacity of gas-transport system which is provided to the customer without sales warranty of right to use by it, and with possibility of its restriction (interruption) on the conditions defined by the transportation agreement of natural gas and this Code;

the project of the new (increased) capacity - the project of increase in amount of technical capacity in the existing point of interstate connection or creation of new point of interstate connection on the basis of distribution of capacity in the procedure of the new (increased) capacity;

the procedure of the new (increased) capacity - process of assessment of market demand for the new (increased) capacity which includes additional stage at which customers of transportation services state and is quantitatively determined by the demand for the new (increased) capacity, and obligatory stage at which the operator of gas-transport system establishes the requirement to customers of transportation services to reserve certain amount of capacity and to undertake obligation on payment for use of such capacity;

the direct consumer - the consumer whose objects are attached directly to gas-transport system;

Round - period of time during which customers of transportation services can give, change or withdraw rate of the participant of auction;

the account of conditional storage (eskro) - the bank account which mode of functioning is determined by the legislation, opened for the bidder (the customer of transportation services or the operator of gas-transport system) for the purposes of implementation of calculations for the natural gas acquired by it on trade platform;

The register of consumers of the supplier - the list of consumers who on information platform are assigned to certain supplier in settlement period;

renomination - the change order of the confirmed nomination;

offer level - the amount of free capacity and the corresponding amount of the new (increased) capacity, offered for each annual capacity in point of interstate connection;

the working days - days Monday through Friday, except for holidays, the stipulated by the legislation, and working days postponed for the weekend according to the legislation;

capacity distribution - part of the transportation agreement which determines procedure and conditions of provision and realization of the right to use of contractual capacity which is granted to the customer of transportation in certain point of entry or point of exit;

the distributed (contractual) capacity - part of technical capacity of gas-transport system which is distributed to the customer of transportation services according to transportation agreements;

Settlement period - gas days (D) and/or the gas month (M) consisting of gas days (D) in which (which) it will be performed rendering transportation services of natural gas (is performed) and according to which (which) will perform the certain procedures provided by this Code, in particular balancing of the amounts of natural gas given and selected by customers of transportation services of natural gas in points of input and output of gas-transport system;

Rate of the participant of auction (further - rate) - the proposal of the participant of auction for capacity amount, access to which he is going to get in the corresponding round of auction for the corresponding price;

the starting price of auction - the price offered in the first round of auction equal to the rate established by the Regulator (taking into account coefficient which considers the period and season the order of capacity) on point of entry or exit on interstate connections;

The adjacent gas company - the gas company which industrial gas pipeline is directly connected to gas-transport system;

Adjacent system - other gas-transport system, gas-distribution system, gas storage, the LNG installation, system of the adjacent gas company, other system which have physical connection with gas-transport system;

specifications - the document determining complex of conditions and requirements to engineering support of accession of object of system of gas consumption or gas supply and connection to gas-transport system also contains basic data for designing;

Trade platform - electronic platform which functioning and management is provided with the operator of trade platform which is used by bidders for placement of offers on purchase and sale of natural gas (including possibility of their change or cancellation), including for settlement of not balances (the short-term fluctuations in demand and the offer) within gas days (D), on which the concluded bargains of purchase and sale of natural gas and functioning according to the rules and conditions of use determined by her operator taking into account requirements of this Code are registered; on which the operator of gas-transport system performs purchase and sale of natural gas for the purpose of ensuring actions for settlement of daily not balances of customers of transportation services;

the trade notification - the information message according to the form established by this Code sent to the operator of gas-transport system from the customer of transportation services of natural gas concerning amounts of natural gas which he sold or acquired;

the cross-border gas pipeline - the trunk gas pipeline crossing the line of border between Ukraine and neighboring state and intended for the message of gas-transport systems of Ukraine with gas-transport systems of this state (further - interkonnektor);

managements of system restrictions - complex of the actions performed by the operator of gas-transport system within the provided transportation services for the purpose of ensuring safe functioning of gas-transport system and also ensuring necessary technical parameters of natural gas;

the private trader of auction - the customer of transportation services who made in accordance with the established procedure registration on auction platform and adheres to other requirements of the Section XIX of the Code;

physical balancing - the measures taken by the operator of gas-transport system for ensuring integrity of gas-transport system namely, necessary ratio of amounts of natural gas which physically arrived through points of entry and amounts of the natural gas which is physically selected from exit points;

physical overworks - excess of demand for transportation services of natural gas over amount of technical capacity of gas-transport system during the actual transportation of natural gas at a given time;

f-factor - share of current value of the expected increase in the necessary income of the operator of gas-transport system (connected with increase in capacity, included in appropriate level of the offer) which needs to be covered at the expense of current value of obligations of customers of the transportation services on acquisition of capacity determined according to Chapter 6 of the Section XIX of this Code;

Cycle of renomination - process which is performed by the operator of gas-transport system for provision to the customer of transportation services of the message concerning the confirmed amount after receipt of renomination from it;

The auction price - the cost of power unit which is calculated as the amount of the starting price and the auction allowance;

EIC code - the code of energy identification of the subject of the natural gas market and/or point of commercial accounting determined by rules of the European network of operators of gas-transport systems (ENTSOG) for the purpose of unification and unambiguous identification of subjects of the natural gas market and points of commercial accounting placed on objects of gas infrastructure including for participation in regional (international) gas markets, and for ensuring simplification of procedures of change of suppliers of natural gas and electronic data exchange between subjects of the natural gas market;

ENTSOG - the European network of operators of gas-transport systems.

Other terms are used in this Code in the values given in the Laws of Ukraine "About the natural gas market", "About metrology and metrological activities", "About pipeline transport", "About oil and gas", "About ensuring commercial accounting of natural gas", "On regulation of town-planning activities", "About commodity exchange".

 

2. Conditions of scoping and physical and chemical indicators of natural gas

1. Scoping and physical and chemical indicators of natural gas is carried out under normal and standard conditions.

Normal conditions

Gas scoping:


Pressure of RN:

101,325 of kPa


Temperature of Tn:

273,15 K (= 0  °C)


Determination of the highest heat of combustion:


Pressure of RN

101,325 of kPa


Temperature of combustion of TSG:

298,15 K (= 25  °C)


Temperature of measurement of Tn:

273,15 K (= 0  °C)


Standard conditions


Gas scoping:



Pressure of RS:

101,325 of kPa (760 mm of mercury.)


Temperature of the TS:

293,15 K (= 20  °C)


Determination of the lowest heat of combustion:


Pressure of RS:

101,325 of kPa


Temperature of combustion of TSG:

298,15 K (= 25  °C)


Temperature of measurement of the TS:

293,15 K (= 20  °C)

 Item 2 is excluded according to the Resolution of the National commission performing state regulation in the field of power and utilities of Ukraine of 26.01.2017 No. 84, communications with it Item 3 to consider Item 2

2. Recalculation of values of amount and heat of combustion on different standard conditions are carried out according to the existing regulating documents.

3. Basic principles of access to gas-transport system

1. The operator of gas-transport system based on the transportation agreement of natural gas and in accordance with the terms, determined in this Code, provides to subjects of the natural gas market:

right to use by gas-transport system within distribution of capacities on points of entry and exit;

transportation services of natural gas on gas-transport system within contractual capacities and the confirmed nominations.

2. Producers of biogas or other types of gas from alternative sources have the right to access to gas-transport and gas-distribution systems, gas storages, the LNG installation and to accession to gas-transport and gas-distribution systems on condition of observance of technical regulations and standards of safety according to the legislation and provided that biogas or other types of gas from alternative sources according to the physics and technology characteristics conform to standards on natural gas.

3. The operator of gas-transport system, applying the objective and transparent principles which provide the identical treatment of customers of transportation services, and also in view of requirements of environment protection, provides:

steady functioning of gas-transport system and agreement performance of transportation of natural gas with the customer of transportation services;

functioning of gas-transport system coordinated and in an efficient manner with preserving necessary reliability of transportation of natural gas and its quality;

operation, repairs of networks, installations and devices of gas-transport system together with connections with other gas systems by method, are guaranteed by reliability of functioning of gas-transport system;

capability of gas-transport system to satisfy the needs for transportation of natural gas, and also possibility of its development with growth of needs for transportation loads;

cooperation with operators of adjacent systems or subjects of the natural gas market for the purpose of reliable and effective functioning of gas systems, and also coordination of their development;

supervisory control of transportation of natural gas, and also support of its high-quality and quantitative parameters in gas-transport system and in points of entry and exit in/from it;

taking measures, necessary for reliable functioning of gas-transport system;

balancing of system and management of overloads in gas-transport system, and also carrying out settlings with customers of transportation services who arise because of their imbalance;

provision to operators of adjacent system, customers of transportation services of information on conditions of provision of services on transportation;

management of overloads for customers of transportation services and direct consumers;

implementation of periodic researches of need of the market for new transport infrastructure which results are considered by preparation of development plans.

4. Operation of gas-transport system is performed only by the operator of gas-transport system.

5. The operator of gas-transport system provides access to gas-transport system within technical and free capacity of gas-transport system.

6. In case of unexpected consumption growth of natural gas by consumers, emergence of interruptions in transportation of natural gas, the emergency menacing to safety of functioning of gas-transport system, the operator of gas-transport system shall take the measures provided by this Code, the National plan of action and rules about safety of supply of natural gas approved by the central executive body providing forming and realization of state policy in oil and gas complex (further - the National plan of action, rules about safety of supply of natural gas).

7. The operator of gas-transport system performs provision of services of transportation of natural gas from the moment of receipt of natural gas in point of entry and before date of transmission of natural gas in exit point.

8. Interaction of the operator of gas-transport system with the operator of other gas-transport system is regulated by the agreement on interaction which is signed according to requirements of this Code and the Regulations of the Commission (EU) No. 2015/703 of April 30, 2015 which enters the code of networks concerning rules of interaction and data exchange.

9. The customer of transportation services uses capacity of gas-transport system on the principles determined by the Law of Ukraine "About the natural gas market", this Code, and also the transportation agreement of natural gas.

10. The direct consumer provides:

access for the operator of gas-transport system to gas metering stations which are in its property;

observance of restrictions of consumption of natural gas which consist in restriction of the maximum number of consumption of natural gas in hour and in days according to messages of the operator of gas-transport system;

possibility of the round-the-clock communication of the operator of gas-transport system with the direct consumer in case of the sudden events influencing accomplishment of transport services;

immediate execution of the order of dispatching services of the operator of gas-transport system.

The direct consumer who is the owner of the metering station of natural gas shall:

contain objects of gas infrastructure in proper technical condition;

carry out recurring inspections and checkings of metering station in Item of obtaining natural or transfers of natural gas according to provisions of the Code and technical regulations and standards;

inform the operator of gas-transport system on the terms observed recurring inspections, checkings and provision to his representatives of access to the metering station when implementing these works;

provide access for representatives (ya) of operator of gas-transport system for check of proper operation of the metering station of natural gas;

provide accomplishment of check of proper system operation of the metering station of natural gas on each request of the operator of gas-transport system, but is not more often than once a week;

give to representatives of operator of gas-transport system opportunity of sealing of the metering station of gas;

give to the operator of gas-transport system opportunity of remote data read-out of measurement when functioning system of telemetry and install systems of telemetry;

give to the operator of gas-transport system opportunity of installation of own system of telemetry.

The direct consumer who is not the owner of the metering station of gas shall contain objects of gas infrastructure in proper technical condition and has the right:

be informed on terms of the recurring inspections and checkings which are carried out by services of the operator of gas-transport system and can be present when implementing these works;

seal up means of the measuring equipment, auxiliary devices and elements of gas pipelines in places where unauthorized intervention can affect results of measurements of amount of gas;

perform remote reading of measuring data when functioning system of telemetry at gas distribution station;

install own system of telemetry according to the procedure, determined by this Code, in the absence of telemetry and give to the operator of gas-transport system data acquisition opportunity.

II. Characteristic of gas-transport system, determination of points of entry and points of exit

1. Characteristic of gas-transport system

1. Within balance sheet accessory of the operator of gas-transport system are part of gas-transport system:

gas pipelines with branches and loopings from the place of production or underground gas storage (exit from installation of preparation of gas on objects of gas production or gas storage) to the place of its distribution with pressure decrease to MPa 1,2 (exit from gas distribution station) with shutoff valves, transitions through natural and artificial obstacles (automobile and the railroads, canals, etc.), nodes of start and acceptance of clearing means, nodes of collection and storage of gas condensate, means of introduction in the methanol gas pipeline, reservoirs for storage and razgazirovaniye of condensate, earth ambergris for emergency discharge of condensate;

compressor stations;

gas distribution stations;

gas preparation installations;

installations of anticorrosive protection;

lines and constructions of systems of technology communication and telemechanics;

power line and equipment for power supply of electroinstallations of trunk gas pipelines, systems of telemechanics and installations of electrochemical protection;

gas-measuring stations (GIS), gas-measuring Items and gas-measuring blocks on linear part of trunk gas pipeline;

interpipeline Items of reduction of gas;

fire-proof means, antierosion and protective constructions of gas pipelines;

buildings and constructions on linear part of trunk gas pipeline;

identification and alarm marks of the location of the gas pipelines intended for servicing of technology objects of gas-transport system also are on balance of the operator of gas-transport system;

other objects of gas-transport system.

2. Determination of points of entry and points of exit, virtual points of gas-transport system

1. In gas-transport system such points of entry are allocated:

1) points of entry with physical arrangement (further - physical points of entry):

points of entry on interstate connections;

points of entry from the adjacent gas companies (through which networks natural gas of other gas company or group of the gas companies can be transmitted);

points of entry from the LNG installations;

points of entry from gas storages;

2) virtual points of entry with uncertain physical arrangement (further virtual points of entry):

points of entry from gas-distribution systems (the place of intake of gas from the gas company in point of its connection to gas-distribution system on which, including, gas of other gas company or group of the gas companies can be told);

points of entry from gas storage or group of gas storages;

points of entry from customs warehouse of gas storage or group of gas storages;

points of entry from the adjacent gas companies (through which networks natural gas of other gas company or group of the gas companies can be transmitted);

points of entry on interstate connections.

2. In gas-transport system such points of exit are allocated:

1) exit points with physical arrangement (further - physical points of exit):

exit points on interstate connections;

exit points at direct consumers;

exit points in gas-distribution systems;

exit points in gas storages;

exit point to the adjacent gas company.

2) virtual points of exit with uncertain physical arrangement (further virtual points of exit):

exit points in gas-distribution systems;

exit points in gas storages or groups of gas storages;

exit points to customs warehouse of gas storage or group of gas storages;

Exit point to the adjacent gas company;

exit points on interstate connections;

exit point for the transactions of the operator of gas-transport system connected with purchase of gas-transport system of natural gas by the operator for own needs and production and technology costs.

3. In gas-transport system allocate virtual outlet.

4. For each gas-distributing zone the operator of gas-transport system creates one virtual point of exit in the gas-distribution system covering all points of exit in this system located in the territory of licensed activities of the operator of gas-distribution system.

5. On each adjacent gas company the operator of gas-transport system creates one virtual point of entry from this adjacent gas company which combines all its physical points of entry in gas-transport system (even if it is the single physical point of entry).

If the industrial gas pipeline of the gas company (companies) is connected to gas-distribution system of the operator of gas-distribution system, the operator of gas-transport system creates one virtual point of entry from gas-distribution system (separately for each gas-distributing zone) in which he combines all physical connections of the gas companies which are directly connected to gas-distribution system.

6. For the purpose of ensuring effective and maximum use of technical capacity of gas-transport system, assistance to cross-border trade in natural gas the operator of gas-transport system in coordination with the Regulator has the right to create virtual points of input and output on interstate connection which shall correspond to the following conditions:

1) general capacity of each virtual point of input and output of interstate connection is equal or exceeds the amount of technical capacities of all physical points of input and output on interstate connection which it combines;

2) creation of virtual point of input and output on interstate connection does not contradict agreements with the operator of gas-transport system of the neighboring country;

3) the virtual point on interstate connection can combine physical points on interstate connection only with one neighboring country.

7. The operator of gas-transport system posts the list of all points of entry and exit of gas-transport system on the website.

III. Quality regulations, physical and chemical indicators and other characteristics of natural gas, rule of accounting and documentary registration of reception-transmission of natural gas

1. Quality regulations, physical and chemical indicators and other characteristics of natural gas which is allowed to transportation in gas-transport system

1. Are responsible for quality of gas:

1) in points of entry (except points of entry on interstate connection) operators of adjacent systems, the adjacent gas companies, supply natural gas in gas-transport system in point of entry. In points of entry on interstate connection the customer of transportation services is responsible;

2) in exit points - the operator of gas-transport system.

2. Determination of physical and chemical indicators and other characteristics (further - FHP) natural gas is carried out in points of entry and points of exit.

3. Determination of FHP of natural gas in points of exit of gas-transport system is carried out by the operator of gas-transport system on the conditions determined by this Code and approved with operators of adjacent systems or direct consumers with use of automatic line devices (automatic chromatographs and hydrometers) and/or measuring chemical analysis laboratories.

4. Points of determination of FHP of natural gas can be both at metering stations of gas (UUG) and the Items of measurement of consumption of gas (IMCG), and on other points of trunk gas pipelines from which gas through above-mentioned commercial UUG and PIRG is supplied. The operator of gas-transport system shall determine points of determination of FHP (the place of sampling) so that to guarantee that value of heat of combustion of the selected test did not differ more than on +/-5% in the same days from heat of combustion of natural gas on any physical exit of commercial accounting of gas to which these FHP values extend.

If to point of input and output in/from gas-transport system natural gas arrives at the same time from different sources, determination of FHP of the natural gas transported in points of input and output of GTS is carried out after mixing point.

5. Determination of FHP of natural gas in points of entry of gas-transport system is carried out on commercial UUG (PIRG) of operators of adjacent systems (including the adjacent gas companies) or other subjects which are directly connected to gas-transport system with use of automatic line devices (automatic chromatographs and hydrometers) and/or measuring chemical analysis laboratories.

6. Points of determination of FHP (the place of sampling) of natural gas and frequency of carrying out measurements when using for determination of FHP of measuring chemical analysis laboratories will be approved by the operator of gas-transport system with operators of adjacent systems, the adjacent gas companies or other subjects which are directly connected to gas-transport system, the separate protocol.

The GTS operator shall develop, approve and post on the official site the corresponding routes of determination of physical and chemical indicators of gas in which the route of movement of gas from points / points of determination of FHP of gas to points of entry or exit points in/from gas-transport system with display of places of sampling of FHP of natural gas and/or installation of automatic line devices of determination of FHP of gas is described and schematically represented.

The route can be developed both for one point of exit of GTS, and for group of points of exit of GTS with identical FHP of gas.

In case of gas transportation to exit point different routes all possible routes are constituted and affirm.

7. Points of entry and points of exit in/from gas-transport system through which natural gas with the maximum expense under standard conditions is told that exceeds 30000 cubic m/h shall be equipped with devices which on continuous basis provide control of component structure, heat of combustion and temperature of dew point on wet natural gas (including automatic chromatographs and hydrometers), with possibility of their remote control and data transmission to divisions of the operator of gas-transport system. For new points of input and output in/from gas-transport system through which natural gas is supplied the regulation on the equipment devices which on continuous basis provide control FHP of natural gas, is obligatory irrespective of the size of amount of transfer of natural gas.

8. In case of failure of automatic line devices in coordination with the operator of gas-transport system use for determination of heat of combustion, component composition of gas and temperature of dew point on wet chemical analysis laboratories is allowed for defect elimination.

9. Frequency of determination of component structure, heat of combustion and temperature of dew point on wet when using measuring chemical analysis laboratories shall be at least, than once a week.

10. Measuring chemical analysis laboratories which in the procedure established by the legislation acquired the right to accomplishment of such works are allowed to determination of FHP.

11. For points of entry and points of exit the FHP following values are determined:

component structure;

the lowest and highest heat of combustion;

gas density;

content of hydrogen sulfide and sour sulfur;

content of mechanical impurity;

Vobbe's number;

dew point temperature on wet;

dew point temperature on hydrocarbons.

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