Commitments towards the European Commission
In 2009, ENGIE entered into a commitment with the European Commission to take specific steps to encourage competition in the French natural gas market. What are these steps?
Non-confidential version of the commitments
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Details of the agent in charge of verifying that commitments are met
ADVOLIS (Patrick de Bonnières)
13 avenue de l’Opéra
Tél. : 33 (0)1 55 04 77 77
Non-confidential version of the mandate agreement between ENGIE, GRTgaz, Elengy and ADVOLIS
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2016 : Commercialization procedure for capacities at the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal
Launch of the procedure
In accordance with the European Commission’s decision of 3 December 2009 accepting the commitments proposed by ENGIE (*), ENGIE is informing the market that a new commercialization procedure will take place for regasification capacities at the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal for the capacities not subscribed after the transfer procedures conducted between 2010 and 2015. Those procedures led to the transfer to a shipper of a batch of 1 Gm3/year for 5 years (2011-2015).
The regasification capacities made available on the market at the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, connecting to France’s South Zone, will amount to 2 Gm3/year as of 1 January 2017. They will be commercialized under the control of the Trustee in charge of monitoring the above commitments, according to the same procedure as the one of 2015 (“Commercialization procedure for capacities at the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal”).
ENGIE therefore invites all companies which are considering booking the capacities proposed by ENGIE at the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal to attend an informational meeting on the commercialization procedure. An information memorandum about the commercialization procedure for capacities at the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal will be made available prior to this meeting.
The Commission de régulation de l’énergie (CRE – the French Energy Regulatory Commission), the Trustee, and Fosmax LNG have also been invited to attend this meeting.
The meeting will take place on the 30h of March 2016 at 2.00 pm at the head office of ENGIE , at the following address: 1 place Samuel de Champlain, Faubourg de l’Arche, 92400PARIS LA DÉFENSE
In order to facilitate the organization of this meeting, ENGIE kindly requests that interested companies communicate the names of their representatives participating in the meeting to ENGIE by email at the following address (email@example.com) by 23 March 2016.
If required, further information on the Commercialization procedure for capacities at the Fos-Cavaou LNG terminal may also be requested by email to the address above.
(*) Decision C (2009) 9375
2015: Capacity commercialization procedure for the Fos-Cavaou LNG terminal
2014: Capacity commercialization procedure for the Fos-Cavaou LNG terminal
2013: Capacity commercialization procedure for the Fos-Cavaou LNG terminal
2012: Capacity commercialization procedure for the Fos-Cavaou LNG terminal
2011: Capacity commercialization procedure for the Fos-Cavaou LNG terminal
Outcome of the terms for capacity commercialization by ENGIE at the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal in 2011
Within the framework of its commitments to the European Commission concerning the release of long-term regasification capacities at the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, ENGIE offered to sell two separate 1 GM3/year units of capacity to third parties, starting from January 1, 2012 for one and from January 1, 2016 for the other, both ending no later than on March 31, 2030. Interested parties had until April 14, 2011 to qualify. On that date, with no application for qualification from any participant having been received, the procedure was therefore closed.
2010: Capacity commercialization procedure for the Fos-Cavaou LNG terminal
Information regarding the implementation of commitments
ENGIE is not in a position to be able to transfer 32 GWh/day at the Dunkirk entry point of the GRTgaz network starting from October 1, 2010 and until September 30, 2026. In accordance with the commitments made to the European Commission, ENGIE will transfer a second capacity unit of 1 GM3/year to the Montoir de Bretagne LNG terminal from October 1, 2011 and until December 31, 2035. This second capacity unit will be commercialized by Elengy simultaneously with the one transferred to this terminal from October 1, 2010 and until December 31, 2035, as part of the procedure presented by Elengy to the CRE (Regulatory Commission for Energy).
Outcome of the terms for capacity commercialization by ENGIE at the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal in 2010
As part of its commitments to the European Commission concerning the release of long-term regasification capacities at the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, ENGIE offered to sell two separate 1 GM3/year units of capacity to third parties, starting on January 1, 2011 and ending twenty years after the beginning of the commercialization of the terminal at the latest. Interested parties had until May 21, 2010 to qualify and until May 28, 2010 to submit an allocation offer.
The first commercialization procedure for these capacity allocations was closed on June 2, 2010. It led to a capacity unit of 1 GM3/year for five years (2011-2015) being sold to a transporter.
The remaining capacity will be offered to the market again during the course of 2011 at the latest and will follow the same procedure, the terms of which are described in the information memorandum, which is available to download on the ENGIE website.
This commercialization procedure completes the first phase of ENGIE’s commitments regarding the release of long-term capacities at various entry points in the French network with effect in 2010 or 2011, as required by the European Commission.
Information regarding upstream capacities
- Download the document ENGIE upstream capacities: FAQ (pdf – 252 KB)
- Download the document ENGIE upstream capacities (pdf – 418 KB)
- Download the contract for the transfer of usage rights of transit capacity (pdf – 240 KB)
- Download the capacity assignation agreement (pdf – 486 KB)