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THE RESOLUTION OF THE NATIONAL AGENCY ON REGULATION IN POWER INDUSTRY OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

of September 22, 2005 No. 192

About approval of Rules of the Natural gas market

1. Approve Rules of the Natural gas market (are applied).

2. Rules of the Natural gas market become effective from the date of publication in the Official monitor of the Republic of Moldova.

NARE administrative board:

Nicolae Triboy

Anatol Burlakov

 

Rules of the Natural gas market

I. General provisions

1.1. The these rules of the Natural gas market which are hereinafter referred to as the Rule are developed according to requirements of the Law on power, the Law on gas and establish the basic principles of regulation of the relations between Participants of the Natural gas market of the Republic of Moldova.

1.2. Main objectives of these rules are:

1.2.1. Creation by owners of licenses of conditions for ensuring continuous, complete and reliable supply with natural gas of consumers of the Republic of Moldova.

1.2.2. Management of the Gas System according to Regulations and Operational Procedures for ensuring its steady, reliable, safe and effective functioning.

1.2.3. Providing and development of the free, stable and equal competition between the owners of licenses performing activities in the natural gas market for the purpose of ensuring steady, reliable, safe functioning of the Gas System.

1.2.4. The organization of systems of dispatching management and accounting of natural gas with exact measurement of the amounts of natural gas transferred, transited, distributed and delivered to consumers.

1.2.5. Ensuring non-discriminatory open access to network of transfer and distribution of natural gas to all owners of licenses for delivery and distribution of natural gas and all consumers.

1.2.6. Provision to all owners of licenses for delivery and distribution of natural gas and all consumers of exact and timely information, observing at the same time the principle of transparency and impartiality, according to Regulations.

II. Terms and determinations

2.1. The agency - permanent body of public management with the status of the legal entity which does not submit to any state or private body, performing regulation in gas system.

2.2. The independent Consumer – the consumer who signed the delivery agreement of natural gas with the supplier of natural gas on non-regulated rates or the foreign supplier.

2.3. The supplier - the legal entity having the license for gas supply.

2.4. The license - the permission issued by the Agency to the legal entity on the right to be engaged in certain type of activity according to Regulations in the Gas System of the Republic of Moldova.

2.5. Regulations - legislative and regulations, normative and technical and economic acts, regulations and rules, standards of the Republic of Moldova.

2.6. The operator Sistemy – the legal entity managing processes of transfer, delivery and distribution in Gas to Sistema of the Republic of Moldova. At the time of adoption of Rules - JSC Moldovagaz.

2.7. Participants of the Market are owners of licenses which perform activities in the Gas System and Independent Consumers.

2.8. The natural gas market - the field of purchase and sale of natural gas by participants of the market for the purpose of reliable and regular supply of consumers natural gas within the Gas System of the Republic of Moldova.

2.9. Operational Procedures - rules, provisions and instructions developed by the Operator Sistemy and approved by the Agency for the purpose of ensuring steady, reliable, safe and effective functioning of the Gas Republic of Moldova of Sistema and Rynka Prirodnogo Gaza.

2.10. Distribution network - the system consisting of gas pipelines of high, average and low pressure with distribution points and other installations which are behind Item of connection to the transferring network and behind differentiating Item and in total provide distribution and supply of gas to differentiating Item.

2.11. Gas network - the transferring or distribution network.

2.12. The transferring network - the system consisting of gas pipelines of high pressure with compressor, distribution and measuring stations which in total provide gas transportation.

2.13. Gas system - set of the manufacturing companies, the gas storages transferring and distribution networks and installations of consumers.

2.14. The distributing company - the legal entity having the license for gas distribution. The distributing company can be at the same time and the supplier.

2.15. The transferring company - the legal entity having the license for gas transfer. The transferring company can be at the same time and the supplier.

2.16. Zone of Dispatching Management – zone of activities of the Operator Sistema.

2.17. External Zone of Dispatching Management - zone of dispatching management of gas system of other country with which the Moldavian Gas System is connected by gas pipelines for transfer of natural gas.

III. Requirements to Participants of the Market

3.1 Any legal entity who obtained from the Agency the license for transfer, distribution or supply of natural gas on regulated or non-regulated rates shall be registered at the Operator Sistema within ten calendar days after entry into force of the above-named license.

3.2. Basis of relations between Participants of the Market are bilateral agreements. Conditions of agreements shall conform to requirements of Licenses, Operational Procedures and Regulations.

3.3. The operator Sistemy shall organize operational and technology management and administration of the bilateral agreements on supply of natural gas signed between Participants of the Market on concepts of justice, transparency and nondiscrimination and on the basis of the agreements which are component of service provision agreements on transfer.

3.4. The operator Sistemy bears responsibility for administration, in accuracy, the bilateral agreements on supply of natural gas signed between Participants of the Market and management of technology parameters in Gas to Sistema for the purpose of ensuring steady, reliable, safe and effective functioning Gas Sistema.

3.5. The relations between the Transferring company and Suppliers or Independent Consumers are based on bilateral agreements on rendering services in transfer of natural gas according to requirements of licenses, these rules and Regulations, taking into account the relations with operators of the External Zone of Dispatching Management.

3.6. Participants of the Market shall observe strictly requirements acting in Gas to Sistema Norm, Operational Procedures, and also be guided in the activities by the principle of single centralized operational and technology management Gas Sistema the Operator Sistemy.

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