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Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

November 6, 2015

No. 1380/27825

THE RESOLUTION OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION PERFORMING STATE REGULATION IN THE FIELD OF POWER AND UTILITIES OF UKRAINE

of September 30, 2015 No. 2495

About approval of the Code of gas storages and criteria according to which the mode of contractual access or the mode of regulated access is applied to certain gas storage

(as amended on 30-09-2020)

According to articles 48 and 49 of the Law of Ukraine "About the natural gas market" the National commission performing state regulation in the field of power and utilities decides:

1. Approve the Code of gas storages which is attached.

2. Approve Criteria according to which the mode of contractual access or the mode of regulated access which are applied is applied to certain gas storage.

3. On regulation of the relations in the oil and gas sphere in accordance with the established procedure to provide to department submission of this resolution on state registration in the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

4. This resolution becomes effective from the date of its official publication.

Commission chairman

D. Vovk

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. 2495

Code of gas storages

I. General provisions

1. General provisions, terms and reducings

1. This Code determines legal, technical, organizational and economic basis of functioning of gas storages of natural gas (further gas storages), in particular:

rights and obligations of the operator of gas storages and customers of services;

conditions of access to gas storages;

conditions and procedure for provision of services on storage (downloading, selection) of gas;

mechanisms of interaction of the operator of gas storages with the operator of gas-transport system, other subjects of the natural gas market;

basic rules of technical operation of gas storages.

2. Action of this Code extends to the operator of gas storages and customers of custodial services (downloading, selection) of natural gas (further - the customer).

3. In this Code terms are used in the following values:

administration of transfer of the natural gas which is stored in storages process of introduction by the operator of gas storages of data on transfer of the natural gas which is stored in storages, from one customer to other customer, providing reduction of amount of natural gas on the account of storage of the customer transferring gas, and increase in amount of natural gas on the account of storage of the customer which accepts natural gas;

administration of transfer of the distributed capacity - process of introduction by the operator of gas storage of data on right to use transition by service of annual capacity of storage (downloading, selection) gas from one customer to other customer who is performed according to the procedure determined by this Code;

the active amount of gas - the amount of natural gas determined by the technology project within which project size it is possible to perform downloading and selection of natural gas and is working amount (amount) which the customer can store in gas storage according to the agreement of storage (downloading, selection) gas;

allocation - confirmation of the actual amount (amount) of the natural gas for certain settlement period given the customer of custodial services to gas storages in exit point from gas-transport system or selected from gas storages in point of entry in gas-transport system;

Basic season of downloading - period of time during which the customer uses capacity of downloading and which begins from first gas days of April and comes to an end with the last gas days of September. The basic season of downloading can be reduced by the neutral periods, at the same time full implementation of service is guaranteed to customers with the distributed guaranteed capacity of downloading within annual capacity;

basic season of selection - period of time during which the customer uses capacity of selection and which begins from first gas days of October and comes to an end with the last gas days of March;

the buffer amount of gas - technology and economically reasonable amount of natural gas which is not subject to selection and constantly remains (is) in gas storage, technology performs functions of the carrier of energy, maintains energy of layer for selection of active gas, provides necessary project parameters of operation of the capital processing equipment of gas storage, daily performance of gas storage, divides gas part of layer collector from its water-saturated part and prevents flood of separate wells and artificial gas deposit in general;

free capacity of selection - part of capacity of selection which right to use is not granted to customers according to the signed agreements of storage (downloading, selection) gas and available to distribution between customers;

free capacity of downloading - part of capacity of downloading which right to use is not granted to customers according to the signed agreements of storage (downloading, selection) gas and available to distribution between customers;

free working amount - part of active amount of gas which right to use is not granted to customers according to the signed agreements of storage (downloading, selection) gas and available to distribution between customers;

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 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 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;

the agreement of storage (downloading, selection) - the agreement signed between the operator of gas storage and the customer on the basis of the standard agreement of the storage (downloading, selection) approved by the Regulator according to which the operator of gas storage provides to the customer custodial services (downloadings, selection) for the period and on the conditions determined in such agreement and the customer pays to the operator of gas storage the cost of the received services;

duplicative metering station - the metering station intended for control of amount of natural gas which is considered by the metering station;

substitution - process of virtual downloading or selection of natural gas from gas storage which happens by documentary registration;

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

the applicant - the physical person entrepreneur or the legal entity who submitted to the operator of gas storages the application for the conclusion of the agreement of storage (downloading, selection) gas or on distribution of capacity of gas storage;

identification data - specification on the applicant or the customer, in particular the name / First name, middle initial, last name, place of registration, code EGRPOU / registration number of accounting card of the taxpayer or series and passport number (for physical persons which on the religious beliefs refuse adoption of registration number of accounting card of the taxpayer and officially notified on it the relevant monitoring body and have mark in the passport), bank details, contact information (phone number, the e-mail address), legal basis of powers of the person, the storage signing the agreement (downloadings, selection) natural gas, EIC code;

individual services - right of access of the customer to capacity of downloading (for month and/or for the days ahead), capacities of selection (for month and/or for the days ahead), working amount (for month) in the form of separate services;

curve downloadings and selection - information reflecting capacity of downloading and/or capacity of selection which can be used by the customer within certain gas days according to the agreement of storage (downloading, selection) gas;

commercial UUG (PIRG) - metering station which is applied to carrying out commercial calculations when implementing storage (downloading, selection) gas;

border of balance sheet accessory - point of differentiation of gas infrastructure between its adjacent owners on signs of the property right or use on which there is reception-transmission of natural gas;

the minimum obligatory amount - the minimum amount of custodial services (downloading, selection) which is determined by the customer in the request for distribution of capacity and to which the customer agrees to reduce the declared amount in case the operator of gas storage satisfies requests for distribution of capacity in proportion to the declared amounts specified in requests;

the neutral period - stabilization period of time, is part of gas and calendar year during which the gas storage stands idle after downloading or selection of natural gas for the purpose of accomplishment of the researches and works provided by the technology project of gas storage and regulations on control of operation and hermeticity of gas storage, and also planned by the operator of gas storages of repairs and events which are held on condition of withdrawal of all amount of natural gas from processing equipment and pipelines. Duration of the neutral period is determined by the operator of gas storage. The neutral period cannot exceed 30 days after each of basic seasons;

not nominated capacity - the distributed working amount and/or the distributed capacity of downloading and/or the distributed capacity of selection on which use the customer did not provide the nomination;

the nomination - the request of the customer provided to the operator of gas storage concerning amounts of natural gas which will be provided by the customer of natural gas during the certain period (by days) for downloading to gas storages and/or are selected from gas storages;

the operational balance sheet account (further - OBS) - the document which is constituted by the operator of gas storages and the operator of gas-transport system and reflecting technology caused difference between in the approved nominated amounts and in actually moved amounts of natural gas;

the operator of adjacent system - the operator gas storages/operator of gas-transport system;

custodial services (downloadings, selection) - the services determined by the Section IV of this Code which the operator of gas storage provides to customers according to conditions of this Code and based on the agreement of storage (downloading, selection) gas which standard form affirms the Regulator and is published on the website of the operator of gas storage;

the service provided on the guaranteed basis - custodial service (downloadings, selection) gas which is provided to the customer with the sales warranty of right to use by it during the entire period of provision of this service;

the service provided on intermittent basis - custodial service (downloadings, selection) gas which is provided to the customer without sales warranty of right to use, with possibility of its restriction (interruption) on the conditions defined by the agreement of storage (downloading, selection) gas and this Code;

capacity of selection - amount of natural gas which can be selected from gas storage (gas storages) for certain unit of time;

capacity of gas storage - any combination of working amount of gas storage and/or capacity of downloading and/or capacity of selection within technical capacity of gas storage;

capacity of downloading - amount of natural gas which can be downloaded in gas storages (from gas storages) for certain unit of time;

"the rule smaller" - the principle which is applied by the operator of gas storages 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 informing on it customers of custodial services (downloading, selection) gas;

the account of storage - accounting record which the operator of gas storage creates for each customer and on which movement of natural gas of the customer in storages is displayed: amount of pumping natural gas, gas offtake amount, transfer of the natural gas which is stored in storages, amount of natural gas in storages on certain timepoint, and also its customs regime and restrictions/encumbrances on which the operator of gas storage according to the current legislation was informed;

renomination - change of the confirmed nomination;

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

working amount - the maximum daily amount of natural gas which the customer has the right to store in gas storage (gas storages during the certain period of time according to the agreement of storage (downloading, selection) gas;

the distributed capacity of gas storage - part of capacity of gas storage which is distributed to the customer under the agreement of storage (downloading, selection);

stabilization interruption - temporary stop of process of downloading or selection of natural gas from certain gas storage for the purpose of ensuring reliable and safe operation of gas storage;

technical capacity of gas storage - the maximum working amount of gas storage, capacity of downloading and capacity of selection which the operator of gas storage can offer customers according to project characteristics and specifications of work of gas storages;

the technical agreement - the agreement which is signed between the operator of gas-transport system and the operator of gas storage for the purpose of settlement of technical issues of reception-transmission of natural gas;

pressure of natural gas - pressure of natural gas measured in static conditions as difference between the absolute static pressure of natural gas and atmospheric pressure;

the trade notification - the information notification of the form established by this Code, goes to the operator of gas storage or from the customer on whose account of storage certain amount of natural gas which he intends to sell, or from the customer who intends to acquire the corresponding amount of natural gas is considered;

physical overworks - exceeding of demand for custodial services (downloadings, selection) gas over amount of technical capacity of gas storages;

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.

Other terms are used in the values given in the Economic code of Ukraine, the Customs code of Ukraine, the Law of Ukraine "About the natural gas market".

4. The operator of gas storages posts this Code on the website.

2. Main functions of the operator of gas storages

1. The operator of gas storages performs activities for storage (downloadings, selection) gas based on the license granted by the National commission performing state regulation in the field of power and utilities (further the Regulator).

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